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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Left Shoulder Blade Pain

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Probable causes of left shoulder blade pain?

Probable causes of left shoulder blade pain?

Muscle spasm : The shoulder blade is suspended by the superior trapezius and rhomboid muscles. When chronically stressed these muscles can go into spasm. Muscle relaxants, massage, acupuncture, biofeedback and heat can reverse the spasm. A good therapist to help is a physical therapist. ...Read more

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My MRI report says possible right C7 nerve root compression. Can this cause left shoulder blade/arm pain? I have severe bilateral foraminal stenosis

Yes esp if most--: --stenosis is on that side, tho this is not a must. U can have neck, shoulder pain as well as over the ulnar nerve distribution. Pain going down the arm, with elbow pain as well as into the little finger side of Ur hand. It certainly needs more eval by neurologist as well as a spine surgeon. EMG/NCS studies can help shed light on the problem. Look 4 weakness also, & numbness. ...Read more

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What causes 10 mos intermittent left shoulder blade pain?Pain also in arm down to fingers.Back pain sometimes eased by deep breath.fear cardiac.

What causes 10 mos intermittent left shoulder blade pain?Pain also in arm down to fingers.Back pain sometimes eased by deep breath.fear cardiac.

Not cardiac: There's nothing about your description that suggests heart disease. I would be concerned about cervical disk disease with neural impingement causing that distribution & duration of pain. An MRI would rule it in or out. ...Read more

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Left shoulder blade pain 1 week up into lower neck.turning neck to the left is also limited.No specific injury I can remember. What could cause this?

Left shoulder blade pain 1 week up into lower neck.turning neck to the left is also limited.No specific injury I can remember. What could cause this?

Disc compression: Mist likely you have compression of your cervical disc. Your doctor can get imaging study like X-ray or MRI to make a diagnosis. In most cases physical therapy would help relieve pain. Surgery is rarely indicated only in complicated cases. Good luck ...Read more

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What would cause intermittent pain under left breast in rib cage? Doc says heart is fine. Left shoulder blade pain also.

It depends: Chest pain can have multiple other reasons if not your heart. It may be your skin, muscles, bones, lungs or lining of lungs, food pipe "esophagus" disorders or anxiety. Please consult with your pcp. ...Read more

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Left shoulder blade pain means?

Many causes: Neck problems, suprascapular nerve entrapment, peri-scapular bursitis, posterior rib-cage injuries, and rhomboid muscles can cause shoulder blade pain. See an orthopedist for proper evaluation. ...Read more

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