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Does emphysema cause back pain between shoulder blades?

Does emphysema cause back pain between shoulder blades?

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

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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Pain between shoulder blades and ingestion?

Pain between shoulder blades and ingestion?

Be carefull: This could represent lot of things , the most importent two are: 1-gallstone. 2-acid reflux. 3-heat attack. See your doctor for further testing. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dull deep pain between left shoulder blade and spine ?

Dull deep pain between left shoulder blade and spine ?

Pain should blade: My guess is you have been dong some new exercises or work that has strained some muscles in area. ...Read more

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What causes upper abdominal pain between shoulder blades?

What causes upper abdominal pain between shoulder blades?

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 more

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Have pain between shoulder blades when breathing?

Have pain between shoulder blades when breathing?

RHOMBOID MUSCLES: Trigger points in the rhomboids and/or the serratus anterior or posterior muscles. ...Read more

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Stabbing pain between shoulder blades, what's wrong?

If the pain: Is worse with positional change or movement, it could be due to misalignment of thoracic vertebrae from bad posture or workplace ergonomics. If you don't have any chest tightness, sweating or shortness or breath, then try simple things like rolling your back on a foam roller to see if they'll realign. Then see an osteopath or a physical therapist. ...Read more

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Stomach pain radiating into back between shoulder blades. Whats cause?

Stomach pain radiating into back between shoulder blades. Whats cause?

See a GI: Could be anything from gallbladder/pancreas or even stomach issues. You should see a gastroenterologist for blood work and possibly a abd sono. ...Read more

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When is shoulder blade pain cancer?

When is shoulder blade pain cancer?

Rare: Pain in the shoulder blade is really not a sign of cancer. If cancer metastasizes to the bone, then you may experience pain in the area it spreads to. ...Read more

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Intense pain between shoulder blades ?

Intense pain between shoulder blades
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Multiple reasons: A number of conditions can cause the pain you describe. Gallbladder disease, Gastric ulcer, GERD (esophogeal pain) are a few See your PCP or Health Care Provider ...Read more

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40, overweight, pain between shoulder blades in back?

40, overweight, pain between shoulder blades in back?

The time is NOW: Your problem may be postural from sitting at a computer/desk all day. The problem is made worse by being overweight. I suggest tylenol, (acetaminophen) anti-inflammatory medications, and heat. Try paying attention to your posture. Start a conservative weight loss program with minor diet changes and increased exercise. Good luck. ...Read more

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Upper right abdominal pain under ribs, back pain in same area, burning between shoulder blades, lose bowel pancreatic cancer? Stressed

Pancreatic CA: The sx your list can be related to pancreatic cancer. Pts who have pain in RUQ can also have gallstones...which at your age would be very likely while the pancreatic ca would be uncommon, esp if you don't smoke. Stress can cause lots of sx. You should see your local doc for check up. They can help even if its stress related. ...Read more

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Poss cause? Burning between shoulder blades mid to right side abdominal pain radiates into back? Cancer? 36 yr non smoker,

Unlikely: The most common cause for such pains is muscle pull or spasms. This would usually settle down with rest and mild pain medicine. If the pain does not go away in 2-3 weeks, or becomes more severe, then you must see a doctor to check you for something more serious(like you are concerned about) ...Read more

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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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What causes ahcy pain between the shoulder blades?

Achy pain: Achy pain between the shoulders blades could be stress causing your muscles to go into spasms or a pinched nerve to name a few. You should have this evaluated by your pcp. ...Read more

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Pain occurring near right shoulder blade?

Pain occurring near right shoulder blade?

Belly pain?: Pain can be referred to that area from the gall bladder and occasionally stomach. Do you have any belly pain or nausea, vomiting? If fever, see MD. ...Read more

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36 female, tender spot near spine right side, mid back. Pain between shoulder blades, right abdomen pain loose stool after eating? Pancreas cancer?

36 female, tender spot near spine right side, mid back. Pain between shoulder blades, right abdomen pain loose stool after eating? Pancreas cancer?

No: The st common tumor of the pancreas arises in the head and is associated with painless jaundice. Body lesions which can cause back pain have anorexia and wt. loss. When there is back pain and loose stools think of steatorrhea where fat is not absorbed due to severe pancreatitis and not a malignancy ...Read more

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Can mid back pain specially under right shoulder blade pain (dull ache) cause chest discomfort? Right lung cancer ?

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Can mid back pain specially under right shoulder blade pain (dull ache) cause chest discomfort? Right lung cancer ?

Back shoulder pain: at 26 years old. Pain in right shoulder area is most likely not related to lung cancer. Absent trauma, it can easily be referred pain from gallbladder disease. ...Read more

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I have severe pain between shoulder blades that radiates thru to chest?

I have severe pain between shoulder blades that radiates thru to chest?

Aortic dissection : This condition can cause severe chest pain that radiates through the chest into the upper back and in between the shoulder blades. Other much more benign causes can cause this as well. But a male in his 30's may be suffering from a hereditary condition which can present with aortic dissection as it initial manifestation. This sort of severe pain is a medical emergency which require an er visit. ...Read more

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Had specialist lung dr check xray 3 months ago said nothing sinister other than calcium spots now have pain between shoulder blades.. Cancer?

Had specialist lung dr check xray 3 months ago said nothing sinister other than calcium spots now have pain between shoulder blades.. Cancer?

Not likely: Developing a calcifying cancer in the tissues of the back between the scapula would be rare. This is likely benign. Keep following it with your physician, though. ...Read more

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