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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?

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

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Back pain on left side shoulder right side of blade?

Back pain on left side shoulder right side of blade?

Likely muscle pain: Myofascial pain is the most common pain in the upper back area.
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Would like to have explanation of back pain between the shoulder blades?

Would like to have explanation of back pain between the shoulder blades?

Muscular dysfunction: Most pain between the shoulder blades are do to poor muscular function resulting in dysfunction and poor endurance. This results in myofascial pain and local compression of small nerves running through the layers of muscular
tissue and fascia. Physical therapy is very good for improving these issues but they need to specialize in myofasical release techniques. Check with your pcp. ...Read more

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What are some recommended exercises to help with back pain between the shoulder blades?

Neck exercises: Most commonly pain between shoulder blades is as a result of cervical degeneration and loss of normal alignment. So exercise needs to include building up neck muscles and squeezing shoulder blades squeezing together and holding together for three seconds. ...Read more

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Chest in middle feels like its bloated and back pain in between shoulder blades just started?

Chest in middle feels like its bloated and back pain in between shoulder blades just started?

Get checked.: I don't want to be an alarmist, but you could be having symptoms related to your heart. Heart disease symptoms in women are especially difficult to sort out. Other possibilities, of course, include gastro-esophagel reflux and gallbladder stones. It's the part where you say the chest in the middle feels "bloated" that makes me want you to go off to the er to be checked. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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What could cause severe back pain between shoulder blades?

What could cause severe back pain between shoulder blades?

Scapula Pain: Inflammation can occur underneath the shoulder blade where there is a bursa. This is called scapulothoracic bursitis and can be treated with therapy, NSAIDS, pain medications, and possibly a steroid injection. Make an appointment with an Orthopaedic shoulder surgeon to be evaluated and discuss treatment options. Take care, Joe Wilson. ...Read more

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I have back pain near my shoulder blade and don't know what to do?

I have back pain near my shoulder blade and don't know what to do?

Nerve irritation: You may have neck nerve root irritation. Please make sure that you are not over exercising or lifting heavy things. You will need to be evaluated by your family doctor and a specialist and physical medicine and rehabilitation. ...Read more

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Last 3 year having back pain upper right side under shoulder blade.?

Last 3 year having back pain upper right side under shoulder blade.?

Thoracic back pain: How did it start? What is the pain like? What makes it worse, better? Any shortness of breath, abdominal pain, chest pain. Any tingling or numbness? Any shouldet pain? Answers to these questions can help narrow down the cause. ...Read more

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I have back pain in upper spine center on shoulder blades, what to do?

I have back pain in upper spine center on shoulder blades, what to do?

Could be a number: Of things and only a physical exam and imaging could say for sure. However, this is a common place to have rhomboid spasms.
See
http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/359550-stretches-for-rhomboids/
perform these stretches to see if they help. See a doc if no improvement. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What to do if I have back pain in upper spine center on shoulder blades?

Local PM;R doc: Seek out a local pm;r doctor. Without more detail it's impossible to tell for sure, but this is likely not a surgical issue. Pain at the level of the scapula could be muscle pain in the rhomboids or thoracic paraspinal muscles. Interspinous ligament sprain. Fixated thoracic facet joints (a chiropractic issue). Numerous other possibilities too. Trigger point injections may help. Pt maybe. ...Read more

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I suffer from really bad back pain. The pain is mostly in my shoulder blades. What to do?

See below: Upper back pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc in the neck. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. It is common for back pain to refer to the shoulder blades. Early treatment options include a short course of nsaids (advil, aleve), gentle massage, moist heat, and focusing on posture. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician. ...Read more

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When I bend over while standing up, I have sudden/sharp back pain in my spine between the lower end of my shoulder blades. Possibilities?

When I bend over while standing up, I have sudden/sharp back pain in my spine between the lower end of my shoulder blades. Possibilities?

A couple of thoughts: Sharp pain at the lower edge of the shoulder blades aggravated by bending over may be caused by thoracic disc inj./vertebral dysftn/nerve compression/ligament inj or rib dysfunction, usually. X-rays will rarely reveal the cause.MRI may show disc inj., but only a good phys. Incl. Osteopathic hands-on exam will likely find the other causes. Care may then incl. Manipulation/prolotherapy/surg/meds, etc. ...Read more

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Back pain between shoulder blades, should I go to er?

Back pain between shoulder blades, should I go to er?

Too late: Since you have been waiting a while for this answer (sorry), I am sure it is too late to go to the er. Back pain between the shoulder blades is one of the most common "pains" that I see in my practice and can be caused from many daily living activities from computer use to large breasts. Have a chest x-ray to be safe especially if you are a smoker. ...Read more

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What can cause back pain right below the left shoulder blade?

Not simple: Assuming no direct trauma to the bones or chest wall, can be arthritis, gall bladder disease, or even an odd chest tumor. ...Read more

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Severe upper back pain between shoulder blades. What could be wrong?

Get checked: Lots of things could be going on but when between the shoulder blades I consider cervical problems like a herniated disc. ...Read more

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When I wake up I have very bad upper back pain between and under my shoulder blades. Why?

When I wake up I have very bad upper back pain between and under my shoulder blades. Why?

Old Mattress?: Hopw old is your mattress? Maybe you need a new one.

Sounds like muscle spasm. Try taking nsaids along with heat. You can get a massage. If all else fails see your pcp who can prescribe a muscle relaxer. ...Read more

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Numbess and tingling around the shoulder blade, with back pain as well. How do it treat this?

Numbess and tingling around the shoulder blade, with back pain as well. How do it treat this?

Nerve irritation: It maybe that you have neck spinal nerve root irritation that gives rise to numbness and tingling. You will need to be seen by a family physician and as specialist in rehabilitation medicine. ...Read more

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