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I have had really bad back pain (right side under shoulder blade), accompanied by cough. Could this just be muscle strain from the cough?

I have had really bad back pain (right side under shoulder blade), accompanied by cough. Could this just be muscle strain from the cough?

Only one way: to find out: go see a healthcare provider who will examine you properly and tell you whether you need further tests to rule out any potentially lethal causes including blood clot (pulmonary embolism), tumor/cancer, obstruction, nerve compression, or simple muscle pull. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Why am i having upper back pain left side under shoulder blade?

Very common: Very common to have pain in that area, especially during the computer age. Always ask for a chest x-ray just to be safe, but muscles and daily living are probably the issue. ...Read more

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Back pain right side 2 inches below shoulder blade next to spine. Heart burn seems to make it worse. Any ideas?

Back pain: An ulcer is one possibility for your pain. There are many others and speculating without more information will be nonproductive. ...Read more

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Right sided back pain and swelling next to the shoulder blade, Ice has made no difference, what is the best cause of action?

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 more

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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

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

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I have had pain in my left shoulder blade for several weeks - worse when I am carrying something? Also some back pain on left side.

I have had pain in my left shoulder blade  for several weeks - worse when I am carrying something? Also some back pain on left side.

Multiple causes: Upper back & left sided chest may be the result of a thoracic disc herniation, thoracic facet syndrome, T4 syndrome, costoveterbral syndrome, muscle strain, ect. It may also represent referred pain from internal organs such as the heart & lungs, which are more serious. With your breathing difficulties you should contact your pcp for an immediate evaluation. If not available go to nearest er! ...Read more

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Mom has back pain around the shoulder blade area, right side of the body.She said it hurts especially when she's taking a breath.What could cause this?

Depends: Peri scapular pain can be from either cervical or shoulder problems. But if pain is exacerbated by deep breath then either inflammation of lining of lungs ( pluritis) or inflammation of rib joint can be the cause. Nsaids may be first thing to try. ...Read more

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What causes a bad pain in my right shoulder blade and back pain/ seems to be the right side of my rib cage

What causes a bad pain  in my right shoulder blade and back pain/ seems to be the right side of my rib cage

An Ortho evaluation: When patients have persistent pain a good physical and exam can usually help figure out the causes which in this situation can include rotator cuff issues, neck pain, a pinched nerve or muscle spasm. An orthopedist or physical medicine and rehab can evaluate if a MRI is necessary and when to start therapy or other treatment. There are other non ortho causes of pain to consider like costochondritis. ...Read more

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What can cause the upper back pain between the shoulder blade,one side of your rib and chest to swell and with needle like pain?

Nerve impingement: Nerve impingement can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain, dizziness and nausea. Prevention treatment is always recommended. This condition must be professionally managed. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. It is the same as a pinched nerve. ...Read more

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I got acid reflux problem.Im taking nexium (esomeprazole).But from last 2 weeks i have back pain left side close to shoulder blade in rib cage area. Why is that?

I got acid reflux problem.Im taking nexium (esomeprazole).But from last 2 weeks i have back pain left side close to shoulder  blade  in rib cage area. Why is that?

?unrelated: Stomach intestinal issues should not be referred to the back unless something serious is going on such as perforation, pancreatitis, bleeding. If you have pain in your shoulder it could be referred pain or something completely unrelated. For this type of complaint a face to face with your doctor will likely provide better answers to a complex question. Good luck ...Read more

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I'm having back pain and it hurts when i breathe deeply. It started yesterday when i laid down on my belly on the couch. I couldn't get comfortable so after i got up it started. The pain is on the left side mid section below the shoulder blade. I looked

Sometimes : Sometimes back pain is so severe that breathing is painful, but this is unusual. The presence of pain with breathing is concerning for lung pain and i would recommend seeing your primary care doctor right away to rule out lung problem. Especially if it is associated with shortness of breath and/or chest pain. If no lung or heart problem is found then the pain could be from pulled back muscle or joint problem and your doctor may start you on anti-inflammatory medicine and physical therapy. Good luck! ...Read more

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Back pain under shoulder blade that radiates around into chest behind breast on right side, right forearm pain...what is the cause?

Back pain under shoulder blade that radiates around into chest behind breast on right side, right forearm pain...what is the cause?

R/O THORACIC DISC: Given the Nature and duration of your symptoms I would be concerned with arthritis or herniation of a disc in the thoracic region. T4-6 You need to be examined have labs checked. Thoracic spine X-ray and thoracic MRI. TX : Consists of PT/ NSAIDS/MUSCLE RELAXANT/GABAPENTIN/LYRICA/SAVELLA). GLUTEN FREE DIET(. WHOLEAPPROACH.COM GUTBLISS.COM) ...Read more

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Fell back on ice 3 months ago on left side shoulder blade. Now bad shoulder pain inside, when dropping shoulder, moving back & pain above left breast?

See an orthopedist: You may have suffered an injury to your shoulder, specifically your rotator cuff, which can give you painful range of motion especially when dropping your arm. ...Read more

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Shoulder blade and ribs tender and warm to the touch, back pain radiating towards ribs. Pain in side of stomach that radiates.

Exam: You must be examined and have comprehensive blood testing. Your symptoms are quite peculiar and deserve further medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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