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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. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more