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Pain Between Shoulder Blades And Neck
Pain should blade: My guess is you have been dong some new exercises or work that has strained some muscles in area. ...Read more
Costochondritis: Costochondritis is inflammation of cartilage between the ribs and is associated with a viral illness, smoking, and other causes such as trauma to the area, physical activity straining the rib cage, arthritis and other causes. Try ice on area, ibruprofen/tylenol to relieve pain, avoid activity that makes it hurt. Chk with doctor for source of pain. Chest xray/physical therapy may help. ...Read more
Can trigger points in levator scapulae cause burning pain between shoulder blades and lower neck ?
Sharp pain in my left shoulder blade. Neck pain radiates behind my ear. Shoulder pain and soreness. And little arm soreness as well. Pinched nerve?
Discuss with MD: You have a lot going on for your age, please discuss this with your doctor, you may warrant some further testing. This is not a good forum for this question as we can not diagnose "pinched nerve" without examination and testing. Your doctor may order a nerve conduction test coupled with an emg, or an MRI if they have not done so already. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Emphysema can change the accessory respiratory musculature which can lead to musculo-skeletal pain throughout the thoracic area. In between the shoulder blades specifically, rhomboids can spasm when someone holds their shoulders back and tries to breath in the classic emphysema posture.Stretching, gentle massage and light strength training all can aid in avoiding this pain. I hope this helps! ...Read more
Pinched nerve: A pinched nerve can cause neck pain headaches, and pain or numbness running into the arm. There are other potential causes, however, and so it would be good to just get a regular check up to make sure it is nothing else. An MRI can confirm the diagnosis. Therapy, chiropractic, and interventional pain management are the non operative treatments for it if it doesn't get better. Thank you. ...Read more
See below: Neck pain commonly refers to the shoulder. Initially resting the neck/shoulder, using moist heat, and taking a short course of anti-inflammatory can help. Once the pain is better you will want to gradually increase your range of motion. If your pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician as there may be other treatment options including therapy and injections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Upper back pain. Intermittent stabs on both sides of chest, between shoulder blades, and a few pinches between breasts. Muscular? Related to back pain?
Muscular secondary: Sounds like pain radiating from the spine to the ribs , so you feel it on the sides. Muscle spasms are usually secondary in the spine, due to an underlying inflammatory condition. ...Read more
Excruciating pain between shoulder blade and spine with severe pain radiating into left elbow along with three COMPLETELY numb fingers. PLEASE HELP?
What could cause extremely uncomfortable throbbing pain between neck and shoulder going underneath shoulder blade?
Nondiagnostic: Without a thorough history and physical examination of the area, the problem is nondiagnostic at this time. However an irritable nerve or muscle may be causing the discomfort. If a rash appears shingles is a possibility. If symptoms persist or worsen see your physician. In the meantime try cold or hot packs and rubbing liniment, and ,if you can take them,NSAIDS like ibuprofen may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neck or shoulder: This type of pain can be from the neck or the solder. Pathology in either area feel the same to the patient. If you have more shoulder pain, then she a shoulder doc or sports med doc. If you have more neck to the intrascapular region, consider seeing a spinal specialist. ...Read more
Maybe gallbladder: If pain happens after meals, is worse after greasy items, associated with nausea and vomiting, gallstones are a likely cause. Pain can radiate to right shoulder too. Important to see your doc for ultrasound and blood work to ensure. Liver and pancreas labs are normal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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