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What should I do about upper back pain near armpit and shoulder blade?

Spine nerve irritate: If you have superficial muscle spasms, you can be helped usually by massage. Massage that is helpful is usually enjoyable. If the massage causes you pain and is unpleasant, the massage is teasing the deep muscle spasms to go more into spasm instead of releasing it.Please make sure that you are not over exercising or lifting heavy things. You will need to be evaluated by your family doctor and a. ...Read more

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Area of human body directly under the joint where the shoulder connects to the arm. It contains axillary vessels, brachial nerve plexus, lymph nodes & vessels, axillary ...Read more


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Pain around left breast, armpit, shoulder and blade. Can't pinpoint but feels sore where breast and armpit join. Dr sd heart sound fine ?

Pain around left breast, armpit, shoulder and blade. Can't pinpoint but feels sore where breast and armpit join. Dr sd heart sound fine ?

Musc-skeletal: Given the pain's path/location, your age and gender, plus "ok" from your dr., it is most likely soft tissue / muscular in origin. Particularly if large breasts, may have had a jarring type motion to start discomfort. Should improve with support, ice, nsaid. If not after 7-10 days, recheck with your dr. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pins and needles pain in my right side under my rib cage that goes into back, armpit and shoulder blade. also have nausea and vomiting.

I have a sharp pins and needles pain in my right side under my rib cage that goes into back, armpit and shoulder blade. also have nausea and vomiting.

Radicular pain: This pattern of pain is following the distribution of the intercostal nerve. There is one nerve beneath each rib and comes out in the back and goes forward. You need to be evaluated by a physician to make sure that you do not have cervical vertebral injuries or abnormalities. sometimes this may happen before a flare up of shingles (if this is the case you may see a rash in the same area soon) ...Read more

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I'm having pain from my left armpit, going around my shoulder blade, and up into my neck. It comes and goes and sometimes radiates into my lower back?

I'm having pain from my left armpit, going around my shoulder blade, and up into my neck. It comes and goes and sometimes radiates into my lower back?

This description is: consistent with a radicular pain, i.e. pain originating from pressure on nerve fibers exiting the cervical (neck) spinal cord. Accurate/effective diagnosis/treatment can be difficult to find & bad help can not only not help but make things worse. Suggest find a physical therapist who is expert in Robin McKenzie evaluation & self-treatment techniques. Unlikely an internal mediastinal organ issue. ...Read more

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Hi. 54 year old female. Full pain in left shoulder blade. Swollen nodes under left and right armpits. What could cause this? Thank you

Many things: Whatever it is, you need to see your doctor. If these are in fact lymph nodes, then you may need to see a surgeon. Possibilities include infection, inflammatory or malignancy. Call your doctor and have him/her feel these areas. ...Read more

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I have left armpit pain and pain under my right shoulder blade on my back. What could this be and are the 2 related?

I have left armpit pain and pain under my right shoulder blade on my back. What could this be and are the 2 related?

Pain: No way to tell without examining you and perhaps getting some imaging studies. Make a list of all your symptoms and the sequence in which they occurred and go and see a doctor. You might try highlands regional medical center. ...Read more

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Why do I cough and then feel a sharp pain in my armpit across my back to under my shoulder blade?

Why do I cough and then feel a sharp pain in my armpit across my back to under my shoulder blade?

Could be diaphragm: When you cough, it increases your intrathoracic and intra-abdominal pressure. If you do not have enough fluid between your lung tissue and your diaphragm, coughing and even deep breathing can cause pain. Your medical doctor can hear if this is happening using a stethescope. Another reason for your pain could be a pinched nerve in your thoracic spine. Sometimes an MRI is necessary to diagnose this. ...Read more

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I have been having reccuring pain on my right side for last year it can be as high as my shoulder blade armpit or sometimes mid back rib area or below?

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I'm having sharp tight pains on my left side upper back around shoulder blade more pain on the right side in the middle, pain also around armpit?

I'm having sharp tight pains on my left side upper back around shoulder blade more pain on the right side in the middle, pain also around armpit?

Myalgia vs. spasm: This sounds like muscle spasm if it is intermittent. This can be related to muscle overusepassive stretching , advil and topical biofreeze may help; however if not resovled within 1 week, get an examination and xrays. ...Read more

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