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Doctor insights on: Constant Back Stwitching Near Shoulder

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How do I stop this constant need to pop back shoulder blade area?

How do I stop this constant need to pop back shoulder blade area?

Snapping scapula: This can be relieved by physical therapy possible corticosteroid injection and in certain patients who fail physical therapy possible arthroscopy and scapular bursectomy. ...Read more

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Constant aching pain under shoulder blade?

Aching pain: Best to get an aching pain evaluated. You can try Ibuprofen or an over the counter pain med which may help a simple strain/sprain, but if persists, than get ot evaluated. ...Read more

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I have a sharp and constant pain in my upper back between my shoulder blades. What should I do?

Pain: Any pain unless you know yourself you strained a muscle most likely you need to see your internist. There may be something else going on. ...Read more

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Had an inflamed shoulder a while back now it constantly aches. Hurts when I move it sometimes a certain way.

Had an inflamed shoulder a while back now it constantly aches. Hurts when I move it sometimes a certain way.

Shoulder pain: Initial rest, moist heat and anti inflammatory medication. If not better see your doctor for an exam and imaging. If negative, consider physiotherapy. There may be an action you are doing that enhances the pain that you should stop. All the best. ...Read more

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I have upper back pains (between my shoulder blades) that constantly bugs me. It always feels like it needs to pop but I can never pop it. Any suggest?

I have upper back pains (between my shoulder blades) that constantly bugs me. It always feels like it needs to pop but I can never pop it. Any suggest?

A Different Detox: The area between the shoulder blades has a lot of connective tissue with associated nerves, arteries, tendons, and lymphatics. This is an area that can get in to a cycle of spasm and contraction that reduces blood flow, holds on to waist products that reinforce spasm. 1. Drink plenty of water, 2. Alternate warm and cold packs a few times a day. 3. Light stretching, 4. See a D.O. Or a d.C. ...Read more

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I have posterior subluxation of shoulder. Why does shoulder blade burn and go numb constantly?

I have posterior subluxation of shoulder. Why does shoulder blade burn and go numb constantly?

Pinched nerve.: Your subluxing episodes can be pinching a nerve that results in burning/numbness. See an orthopedic shoulder specialist, who can determine if that is the case. ...Read more

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I have a constant pain betwen my shoulder blades and in the back of my neck. What can I do?

I have a constant pain betwen my shoulder blades and in the back of my neck. What can I do?

Stretch: You can get a massage and ask them to focus on that area. You might need to go once a week. Also work on good and proper posture, and do some neck and back stretches. ...Read more

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I have constant pain from 6 months in my back near left shoulder blade what should I do plz help?

I have constant pain from 6 months in my back near left shoulder blade what should I do plz help?

Image your neck: This is a common presentation in patients that have degenerative changes in their cervical spine. Simple xray may reveal the problem, but sometime a ct scan or mri may be necessary ...Read more

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I have constant pain in my upper back. Most likely by my shoulder blade. What is that. Should I be concern?

I have constant pain in my upper back. Most likely by my shoulder blade. What is that. Should I be concern?

Neck pain: It should also be noted that neck pain can refer to this region of the body. If things don't get better within a month, then I would recommend that you seek medical attention. ...Read more

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I have almost constant back and shoulder pain and extending to my leg sometimes as well. What could be wrong?

Pinched nerve: Your symptoms sound like there may be a possibly of a pinched nerve and /or herniated disc. Suggest eval by a doctor and possible MRI or nerve study. ...Read more

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I have constant itching pains on my right shoulder blade. Never had any trauma there. Could it be serious?

Referred from neck: Usually pain along the medial border of the scapula is referred from facet joints of the neck. ...Read more

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I have pain and soreness in upper back, between shoulder blades, it's not constant, could it be from poor posture?

I have pain and soreness in upper back, between shoulder blades, it's not constant, could it be from poor posture?

Shoulder pain: Most likely from postural issues, which pulls on the trapezius, rhomboids, levator scapulae, and paraspinal muscles. ...Read more

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Pain near middle left back near shoulder blade but more towards the middle. Not constant. But it is a stabbing pain?

Get screening: You definitely need to make sure all your screening diagnostic tests are upto date and negative. Thereafter consider a vacation, and a message. Placing something from freezer in a thin towel and placing on area will help. Maybe and I believe it is most likely muscle spasm from stress. But again, make sure you don't ignore the first line above. Taking an anti-inflammatory if you have good Kidneys 2 ...Read more

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I constantly get a stitch like pain in my right shoulder blade. Nothing relieves it and it's worse after I eat. It can be painful?

I constantly get a stitch like pain in my right shoulder blade. Nothing relieves it and it's worse after I eat. It can be painful?

Check gallbladder: Pain after eating particularly fatty or greasy foods with pain localizing to Right shoulder blade not relieved by anything is usually related to the gallbladder. ...Read more

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Hi there. I seem to have a problem. My shoulder plates and the muscles around the top of of my back are constantly aching. What's going on?

Hi there. I seem to have a problem. My shoulder plates and the muscles around the top of of my back are constantly aching. What's going on?

Muscle spasm: Neck pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc in the neck. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. It is common for neck pain to refer to the back as well as shoulder blades. Early treatment options include a short course of nsaids (advil, aleve), gentle massage, moist heat, and focusing on posture. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician. ...Read more

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I constantly have a knot behind my right shoulder blade, it moves when it is touched. Is it muscle related? Or should I have it checked out?

I constantly have a knot behind my right shoulder blade, it moves when it is touched. Is it muscle related? Or should I have it checked out?

Lump near shoulder: There are a few possibilities. If it is painful and no lump or nodule is found then it can muscle spasms causing a knot. It could be a cyst or a lipoma which is a fat collection. If the size of it is greater than 1 cm or it has grown recently or has become more painful or it is causing other symptoms like numbness then I would have it evaluated. ...Read more

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I was involved in a car accident a few weeks ago, and my neck has been getting worse. My whole upper back, neck and shoulder area is in constant pain.

I was involved in a car accident a few weeks ago, and my neck has been getting worse. My whole upper back, neck and shoulder area is in constant pain.

Neck pain s/p MVA: Go to ER today. It may be spasm, as that is sometimes delayed and if not treated promptly can get worse but you want to make sure it is not a fracture of the vertebrae that did not appear initially (it can be missed). If it is a herniated disc you will need an MRI to diagnose. If not fractured consider NSAIDs (if no allergy), muscle relaxants, epsom salt baths, PT. Go to ER today. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing pain and burning in my left shoulder blade area up into my neck on and off for 2 years, but constantly for the last 6 months.?

See below: This is not uncommon. The pain under the shoulder blade is likely what we call referred pain meaning the pain is being generated in the neck but travels to the shoulder blade. However, you should get seen by your doctor to have it checked out and perhaps treated. ...Read more

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I am a 36 year old female experiencing constant pain starting under the lower part of my right shoulder blade. Sometimes I feel piercing pain through?

I am a 36 year old female experiencing constant pain starting under the lower part of my right shoulder blade. Sometimes I feel piercing pain through?

Cholecystitis: The gall bladder problem presents this way when blocked or inflamed. Be aware of a yellow tinge to the "whites" of you eyes and the hurry to a surgeon. If you must wait, avoid fatty foods like the plague. There are, less often, more serious problems. For both, see a surgeon or GI specialist. ...Read more

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I feel like a muscle between my spine and left shoulder blade is constantly tense. What can I do?

I feel like a muscle between my spine and left shoulder blade is constantly tense. What can I do?

Stretch: Muscle stretching may help. A physical therapist can show you exercises for this. Your doctor or a physical medicine specialist can prescribe this. You could also try heat, cold, massage. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing right lower neck pain that radiates to my right shoulder blade. It feels like my shoulder is constantly pulling?

I have been experiencing right lower neck pain that radiates to my right shoulder blade. It feels like my shoulder is constantly pulling?

Neck & shoulder pain: You need a diagnostic work up to know what is happening. Please start by seeing your family doctor. He/she may refer you to a specialist if needed. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing right lower neck pain that radiates to my right shoulder blade. It feels like my shouldst is constantly pulling?

I have been experiencing right lower neck pain that radiates to my right shoulder blade. It feels like my shouldst is constantly pulling?

Neck, shoulder pain: May be cervical disc disease/ muscle strain, . Cervical spine MRI can determine the pathology. Steroids short term, motrin like products (if not allergic), muscle relaxants like Flexeril, and nerve meds like gabapentin as well as kinesiotape, and PT (once you know pathology) may help resolve he pain. Vit D l, tumeric (1/2 teaspoon/ day), fish oil 2000 mg /d help as well. F/u/ w/ ortho ...Read more

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I have a lump above my left shoulder blade kinda oval shaped and its been there for about a year. It recently started hurting. Constant pain?

Lipoma?: You should see a surgeon for exam and probable excision. Lipomas are self-contained fatty growths that are usually left alone unless they become large enough to cause discomfort, which is what it sounds like you have. Surgeon can do exam and see if something else or remove. ...Read more