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Back Pain Below Shoulder Blade
The Ones You Know: Already. There are not any new OTC meds than the ones that are already available now. Ibuprofen/Motrin, Aleve/Naproxen, Tylenol/Acetaminophen are currently available without Rx. Although be aware that too much tylenol (acetaminophen) can result in liver damage/failure. If these are not helping or you are using these daily, I would suggest seeing your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms: raspy cough includes chest pain, right side pain (above hip), tummy pain, right side back pain (below shoulder blade) nausea, heartburn ?
My 9 yr old son has been complaining of back pain from below shoulder blade to above tail bone. We have been doing muscle rub and ibuprofen. ?
I have middle back pain right side below shoulder blade next to spine .Also left side shoulde/neck pain up to back of skull. Could the two be related?
Mid back pain starts just below shoulder blades and radiates around to the front just below breasts left worse than right What is possible cause?
Upper back pain: This is radicular pain from an irritated nerve root exiting from the thoracic 7/8 region. Inflammation of the rib head as it attaches to the spine is common. Other causes include muscle/tendon strain or a pinched nerve from a herniated disc. Anti-inflammatory medications, massage, and ice packs may relieve the pain. If the symptoms persist, then see your medical doctor. ...Read more
Right sided back pain and swelling next to the shoulder blade, Ice has made no difference, what is the best cause of action?
See your physician: First, you need to find the cause. A number of problems can produce the symptoms that you have. You need to see your physician. A thorough history and physician exam, probably with Xrays or the area may provide the answer. Sometimes, further tests are required. Once you can identify the specific cause, it can be properly treated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Back pain. Right Lower shoulder blade area. Lay flat on floor more than once everyday to help pain. Right shoulder is lower than my left when I stand.
Sports Ortho Eval: Recommended that you undergo a through evaluation by Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Surgeon who manages complex shoulder issues. The shoulder blade (scapula) is the foundation for normal shoulder function. Scapulothoracic Dyskinesia (abnormal motion/position of shoulder blade on rib cage) has a myriad of causes. A thorough examination and appropriate imaging is required to determine best course now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a hump on my shoulder blade(both left and right side) right below the neck but i don't feel any pain if i touch it. I only experience back pain
See a physician: This type of question really can't be well answered here because you need to be examined to determine exactly where these humps are. It's possible that the humps are normal anatomic findings (i.e. The superomedial corner of the scapulae) and that the back pain is a coincidental occurrence. ...Read more
Many treatments: First have thoracic and possibly cervical mri. Cardiac tests to rule our heart problems. If MRI shows bulging/ herniated disc, thoracic epidural steroid injects, non steroid anti-inflammatory agents, muscle relaxants, low dose anti depression agents, Neurontin (gabapentin) or topa, chiropractic or physical therapy, ultrasound treatments, hydrotherapy, acupuncture, massage therapy, daily stretching, narcotics. ...Read more
No: Kidney infections tend to cause pain at the area where the bottom of the ribcage meets the spine (costovertebral angle). ...Read more
Pain with breathing: See a physician if symptoms persist or worsen over the next day. ...Read more
Is upper back pain, seeming to come from under the shoulder blade, actually shoulder (not back) pain?
I have terrible back pain between my right shoulder blade and my spine. What tests will tell me what is wrong?
Nerve irritation: You may have cervical nerve root irritation and may need and xrays of the neck .And if need be, and nerve conduction studies and electromyography (EMG) study could be performed. Please have it evaluated by a family physician and a specialist in rehabilitation medicine. ...Read more
What can relieve my back pain ? Most likely right near the upper back beside the end of the shoulder blade /near spine
Specific exercise: You are describing scapulothoracic myalgia – a benign muscular pain. At 16, you are supposed to be healthy with a normal back. Be careful with unsupervised and undisciplined weightlifting with poor technique. Exercises specific to improving this condition include pinching your shoulder blades together – this strengthens your rhomboids and other scapular retractors. Get advice on proper exercise. ...Read more
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