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Dr. Adam Lewis Dr. Lewis
Neurosurgery
31 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Jose Barreto Dr. Barreto
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
10 years in practice
Ponce School of Medicine
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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. Www. Otwithmd. Com.

Dr. William Newton Dr. Newton
Pain Management
15 years in practice
Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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.

Dr. Samir Lapsiwala Dr. Lapsiwala
Neurosurgery
19 years in practice
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Linda Gromko Dr. Gromko
Family Medicine
44 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Joseph Wilson Dr. Wilson
Orthopedic Surgery
9 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Jennifer Chu Dr. Chu
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
46 years in practice
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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.

Dr. Jimmy Bowen Dr. Bowen
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
30 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
8 years in practice
Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
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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!

Dr. Chris Faubel Dr. Faubel
Pain Management
10 years in practice
Saba University School of Medicine (coursework from 1/1/02 to present)
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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.

Dr. Craig Morton Dr. Morton
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
14 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport
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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.

Dr. Mitchell Cohn Dr. Cohn
Pain Management
31 years in practice
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
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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.

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Dr. Carl Spivak Dr. Spivak
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
24 years in practice
University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Ron Jones Dr. Jones
Family Medicine
41 years in practice
Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
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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.

Dr. Andrew Turrisi Dr. Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
43 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Mark Hutchinson Dr. Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery
30 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Philip Miller Dr. Miller
Family Medicine
43 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. David Rosenfeld Dr. Rosenfeld
Pain Management
23 years in practice
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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What is the best way to relieve upper right shoulder blade and back pain?

What is the best way to relieve upper right shoulder blade and back pain?

See below: Start with heat, rest, nsaids and massage. If that fails your pcp can prescribe a muscle relaxer for you.

Dr. David Rosenfeld Dr. Rosenfeld
Pain Management
23 years in practice
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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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.

Dr. Jennifer Chu Dr. Chu
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
46 years in practice
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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.

Dr. Qamar Khan
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