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Doctor insights on: Pain Between Shoulder Blades And Neck

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Can trigger points in levator scapulae cause burning pain between shoulder blades and lower neck ?

Can trigger points in levator scapulae cause burning pain between shoulder blades and lower neck ?

Yes: It is possible. If it does not resolve with your doctor;'s advice, stretching, massage and trigger point injections, consider further evaluation of the neck and mid back regions. ...Read more

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Having upper back pain between shoulder blades when moving neck. What do you recommend?

Having upper back pain between shoulder blades when moving neck. What do you recommend?

Neck and back pain: The neck and back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... It sounds like you have neck pain radiating to upper back area. If your pain persists, you should seek help from a pain management doctor. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more

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Having upper back pain between shoulder blades when moving neck. What do you recommend?

Pain: If you have previously seen a bone specialist that is where you should go. The alternative is for you to first see you primary doctor about back pain. The doctor could send you immediately to the Radiology area and see if there are problems with your neck and back. Hope all goes welll - please keep me posted. ...Read more

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26 y/o female with constant pain/tightness between shoulder blades & neck. Heat/ice/massage helps only temporarily. What could be the cause?

26 y/o female with constant pain/tightness between shoulder blades & neck. Heat/ice/massage helps only temporarily. What could be the cause?

Posture: while,there are other causes, posture with head forward position is a common cause in young women, especially if,she has large breasts, and rounds shoulders to hide it. See your PMR or ortho doc to evaluate posture, image your neck, and help you get exercises or other treatments to help resolve the problem ...Read more

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I have severe pain between my shoulder blades and lower neck,and I'm finding it hard to stand or move from a lying down position. I took a bang to nek?

See a doctor: I would recommend seeing a doctor at an urgent care to make sure the bones are normal and determine if there are any pinched nerves. They will be able to give you medication to help with the symptoms. I would also see a chiropractor for treatments. ...Read more

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Going on about 8 months I have had a aching pain between my shoulder blades that causes neck pain & constant headache. No OTC helps the pain.

Going on about 8 months I have had a aching pain between my shoulder blades that causes neck pain & constant headache. No OTC helps the pain.

Headaches/Cerv disc: Persistent pain deserves an evaluation. Based upon age, i would suspect a disk herniation, or occipital neuralgia causing muscle spasm/tension. This may then create the muscle tension headache scenario. Nsaid's may actually cause headache in some. Try tylenol (acetaminophen). Pursue cervical pt. Robin mckenzie book "treat your own neck" is $8.32 online. Formal spine or neurology eval if no better. ...Read more

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Sudden severe shooting pain between shoulder blades whoke right shoulder and neck in right side. Can't look right at all what is it and what do I do ?

If the pain is: related to specific movement then it is likely musculoskeletal. If it is triggered by breathing or swallowing, or other autonomous motion that we have no control of, you will need to see a healthcare provider to rule out other causes such as potential heart attack, blood clot or aortic aneurysm. ...Read more

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Have done chemo and am doing herceptin (trastuzumab) for breast cancer. Have backache between shoulder blades and neck. Herceptin (trastuzumab) or could the cancer be back?

Have done chemo and am doing herceptin (trastuzumab) for breast cancer.  Have backache between shoulder blades and neck.  Herceptin (trastuzumab) or could the cancer be back?

It isn't due to Herc: Pain between the shoulder blades can be caused by any number of reasons/causes including muscle pull or sprain. It is not likely to be due to herceptin (trastuzumab). So make sure that your oncologist is aware of this development and may consider checking you for any recurrence of your cancer in the bones(spine and or ribs). This can be determined with a bone scan or another imaging test. ...Read more

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How can I relieve chronic "crick in the neck" and pain between shoulder blades?

How can I relieve chronic "crick in the neck" and pain between shoulder blades?

Ibuprofen: You have neck pain. Try changing out your pillows. Try Ibuprofen for a week to block the pain then see if it works. Sometimes a muscle relaxant is required. As always make sure you are exercising and eating a healthy diet. ...Read more