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Dr. Douglas Linville II
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Having upper back pain between shoulder blades no other symptoms 31 year old female burning feeling?

Dr. Douglas Linville II
Board Certified, Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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Having upper back pain between shoulder blades no other symptoms 31 year old female burning feeling?

Trigger points: Pain in the midline of the back or around the shoulder blades is usually muscular. Trigger points, fairly specific areas that when pressed reproduce or trigger the pain, are common and muscular. Levator scapula syndrome is a variant near the top of the shoulder blade. Good posture, avoid looking down at computer screens. Try ice/heat, nsaid's, and salonpas hot patches. ...Read more

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Burning Pain (Definition)

The uncomfortable sensation of extreme heat or burning. Often used to describe heartburn from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Also describes the sensation that occurs with nerve damage in ...Read more


Dr. David Bailie
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I have a very sharp, burning pain in upper back near shoulder blade. Sometimes it feels like the burning is "crawling". It's been 4 weeks and constant?

Dr. David Bailie
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I have a very sharp, burning pain in upper back near shoulder blade. Sometimes it feels like the burning is "crawling". It's been 4 weeks and constant?

Rib: may be a dislocated rib- see a good chiropractor- often can be popped back in at 1 visit ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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My upper back betweeny shoulder blades hurts bad. Its a constant numb/burning pain. My neck hurts. And my ribs hurt on the bottom of both sides and my?

Dr. Qamar Khan
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My upper back betweeny shoulder blades hurts bad. Its a constant numb/burning pain. My neck hurts. And my ribs hurt on the bottom of both sides and my?

Rheumatoid Disorder: At your age of 22, if you do not have a history of spine trauma or repetitive stress to the area, it sounds like you may have a rheumatolgical disorder. The typical ones at your age may be scheuermann's disease, ankylosing spondilitis or even diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis. Either way to be really sure you may want to see a rheumatologist if your primary doc hasnt figured it out yet. ...Read more

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Dr. William Newton
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Can herniated disc cause shoulder and upper back pain and burning?

Dr. William Newton
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Can herniated disc cause shoulder and upper back pain and burning?

Depends: Disc herniations that are large enough can cause nerve compression that will cause referred pain along the pathway of the nerve. The shoulder is mainly covered by nerves coming from the neck. There should also be referred pain into the upper arm or even hand. Isolated burning tho the back of the shoulder and upper back may be less likely due to a disc hernia tion. ...Read more

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Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Is there any reason i would get thigh burning pain at the same time my upper back pain flares up ? Both burning/prickly sensation. Very odd.

Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Is there any reason i would get thigh burning pain at the same time my upper back pain flares up ? Both burning/prickly sensation. Very odd.

Yes: Neuropathic pain....Secondary to lumbar area disc / foraminal stenosis. See your pmd. Can be other more serious condition because of unusual disease. Simple vit B12 deficiency possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Idan Sharon
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Shoulder tendenrness tear happened upper back right hand shoulder, causing me burning pain at night especially. Please help. Thank you?

Dr. Idan Sharon
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Shoulder tendenrness tear happened upper back right hand shoulder, causing me burning pain at night especially. Please help.
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Shoulder pain: This could be a problem with the shoulder itself, or a problem from the cervical discs that innervate the shoulder. ...Read more

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Dr. Carl Spivak
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I have been having upper back pain as well as muscle spasms and tingling between my spine and the bottom of my shoulder blades. I am breastfeeding.?

Dr. Carl Spivak
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I have been having upper back pain as well as muscle spasms and tingling between my spine and the bottom of my shoulder blades. I am breastfeeding.?

Not breastfeeding.: The back pain is unlikely caused from breast feeding. Back pain is common during and after pregnancy and hopefully will respond to weight loss, stretching and core strengthening. Try yoga! ...Read more

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Dr. Tariq Niazi
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I have upper back pain between the shoulder blades. Seems to be more on the right. What should I do to relieve the pain?

Dr. Tariq Niazi
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I have upper back pain between the shoulder blades. Seems to be more on the right. What should I do to relieve the pain?

Start some pain meds: Lie aleve or Ibuprofen (if no allergies or side effects with their use). Using a heat pad would be helpful. Some like to use ice rather heat; even alternating ice with heat is helpful. If no improvements then certainly see your pcp to be evaluated ; investigated. Good luck. ...Read more

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