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What causes shoulder blade pain? Have acid reflux not real bad. Also have some asthma and torn rotator cuff on right shoulder. Pain is on left blade.

What causes shoulder blade pain? Have acid reflux not real bad. Also have some asthma and torn rotator cuff on right shoulder. Pain is on left blade.

Muscle pain: Having to use left arm more due to rt shoulder issues rhomboid muscle likely tender ./ overused could get some stretches or massage lastly trigger point injection. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Acid Reflux (Definition)

Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more


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I had shoulder pain in my scapula for more than a month now can it be gas trapped. Also had acid reflux a few times and my diet is poor.

Unusual : It would be unusual to have pain from " gas" that would last as long as a month. It is more likely it is musculoskeletal in orgin. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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Shoulder pain. No chest pains or shortness of breath. I'm a hypochondriac so I always assume the worse. I have acid reflux. Trapped gas?

See a psychiatrist: If indeed you are truly a hypochondriac that can be a serious condition. Would encourage you to see a psychiatrist. In reference to your shoulder pain ,there's not enough information to make a comment. ...Read more

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Could acid reflux cause pain inbetween shoulder blades in the back?

Could acid reflux cause pain inbetween shoulder blades in the back?

Unlikely: Acid reflux causes discomfort in the pit of the stomach or pain behind the breast bone(sternum). You should get checked out to find the cause(some other cause) for your pain between shoulder blades/ in the back. ...Read more

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If acid reflux is severe, is it possible to cause pain in the area of the back between the shoulder blades?

Possible: If you are experiencing acid reflux and back pain, you should talk to your doctor about what is going on. It might be related, however, if it's not, you do want to know what is causing your issues. There may be something going on that is totally unrelated to your reflux. If that is the case, you want to get it taken care of incase something else even more serious than acid reflux is going on. ...Read more

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Can heartburn or acid reflux cause pain in the left arm and upper left shoulder blade?

See your doctor. : Heartburn and acid reflux can cause left arm and shoulder pain. However heart conditions can also do this. If you have a personal or family history of heart disease you need to see a doctor. You may also develop an ulcer with moderate alcohol use. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause burning sensation in left shoulder and arm pit chest area. If I touch where it hurts it hurts worse?

Can acid reflux cause burning sensation in left shoulder and arm pit chest area. If I touch where it hurts it hurts worse?

No, this isn't GERD: This symptoms constellation is not consistent with reflux disease. It should be checked out just the same. The fact that the pain is worse when you touch the area suggests that it is either musculoskeletal or nerve pain. Is it related to meals? I'm wondering why you are associating this with reflux? The best way to approach this is to visit with your doc and have an exam done with some tests. ...Read more

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I have sharp pain under my right rib cage that sometimes radiates into my upper back near my shoulder blade. Nausea. And acid reflux.

Gallbladder?: Sorry your feeling badly. Could be your gallbladder. See your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation, and ask of an ultrasound and blood tests are appropriate to check your gallbladder. Hope this helps! ...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 have acid reflux and asthma flare up. I sometimes couldn't breathe even if I took Salbutamol. My right shoulder blade hurts when I take deep breath.

I have acid reflux and asthma flare up. I sometimes couldn't breathe even if I took Salbutamol. My right shoulder blade hurts when I take deep breath.

Acid reflux & asthma: Acid reflux can exacerbate asthma - when you reflux it can spill into lung. Consider acid reflux meds and check for H pylori a bacteria associated with gastritis. Elevate head of bed when sleeping. May need short course of steroids for asthma Shoulder blade pain is associated w/ gallbladder so would check that as a factor in GI distress. iFollow up with doc ...Read more

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I have pain on my left shoulder blade and next to my spine. As well as arm pain and slight numbness in my ring and pinky finger. Also have acid reflux?

I have pain on my left shoulder blade and next to my spine. As well as arm pain and slight numbness in my ring and pinky finger. Also have acid reflux?

Consider these:: The numbness anatomy suggests ulnar distribution or c8-t-1, nerve compression in the neck, but this could also be seen in thoracic outlet syndrome. Have you had some recent trauma? Testing can reveal the diagnosis. Doubt the stomach issues relate to the arm and shoulder problem. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation just below my shoulder blade on one side, i don't have burning in my throat so d punt think its acid reflux help.

I have a burning sensation just below my shoulder blade on one side, i don't have burning in my throat so d punt think its acid reflux help.

Need more info: Which side do you feel the burning? What makes it better? Anything make it worse? Are there any skin changes associated with the area of burning (i.E, vesicles). It's difficult to help without more information. ...Read more

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Having bad left shoulder,left elbow and back pains. Acid reflux/heartburn for 2 4 days. Weird feeling in bottom of throat. Really scared! Help please!

Having bad left shoulder,left elbow and back pains. Acid reflux/heartburn for 2 4 days. Weird feeling in bottom of throat. Really scared! Help please!

See below: Would like to give you precise guidance by this Question box doesn't allow for diagnosis or complicated questions. AN ONLINE CONSULTATION AT HEALTH TAP MIGHT BE HELPFUL. A VOICE ONLY OR VIDEO WOULD BE BEST. An Inbox Text consult next best(would need to be available to answer questions). A text chat is undesirable as it is too slow to get enough information.r Reflux advice: http://bit.ly/1oBHu1n ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Reflux (Definition)

Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more


Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Shoulder Pain (Definition)

Shoulder pain is multifactorial. It can be from bone issues -- like arthritis. It can be from muscle tendon issues -- like a torn rotator cuff, or when a tendon is inflammed. It can also be from nerve issues -- like a bulging disk in your spine. Each diagnosis ...Read more