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Is it heart problems, for a few weeks have burning pain between shoulder blades,get indigestion after eating/drinking anything feeling weak/tired alwa?

Is it heart problems, for a few weeks have burning pain between shoulder blades,get indigestion after eating/drinking anything feeling weak/tired alwa?

Esophagitis: It sounds like esophagitis to me - I see you have a hx of stomach ulcer. Have you been checked for H.pylori infection, which could cause your symptoms and is curable with the right antibiotic regimen? (PS, your country, S.Africa, is very beautiful!). ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
Daily
Avoid fast movements
Once
See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
Weekly
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About 1 hour after eating.Peculiar ache in right chest/breast area and right shoulder blade.Almost as if a balloon was in there needing to pop.Gas?

About 1 hour after eating.Peculiar ache in right chest/breast area and right shoulder blade.Almost as if a balloon was in there needing to pop.Gas?

Need exam: I can't quite tell what it is based on your description. I would call your doc and make an appointment right away. Sometimes symptoms like that can be associated with heart attacks and other serious conditions. Please see a doc asap. ...Read more

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Yesterday i noticed i had a sharp pain on behind my right shoulder blade & now it's so intense. It is unbearably painful to cough & I have short breath.

Yesterday i noticed i had a sharp pain on behind my right shoulder blade & now it's so intense. It is unbearably painful to cough & I have short breath.

Myofascial pain: This is often due to myofascial pain / myofascial nodule originating in the rhomboid muscle. A physical therapist can help you work out the trigger point. It may be feasible to work this out yourself using a tennis ball that is sandwiched between you and the floor while compressing the painful nodule. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Stretch and exercise
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Use NSAIDs and pain medications for relief
Daily
Get an X-ray/MRI in 4 weeks if not better
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See a spine specialist if not better after 6 weeks
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Localized spinal pain, shoulder blade height, that radiates up to neck and skull base, making head turning painful for past 5 mths. What can it be?

Localized spinal pain, shoulder blade height, that radiates up to neck and skull base, making head turning painful for past 5 mths. What can it be?

Trapezius muscle pai: Trapezius muscle pain with spasm. Are you sleeping on only one side? Do you do a repetitive job? You need a mild muscle relaxant and a good massage. Physical therapy will help you strengthen the muscles that are weak. Warm compresses and stretching will help as well. Good luck! feel better. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use a good lumbar support for proper sitting posture
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Always focus on your posture
Daily
Try deep tissue massage
60 Min, Every other week, forever

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