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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?

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 more

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Sharp pain in my left shoulder blade that comes and goes.cause?

Sharp pain in my left shoulder blade that comes and goes.cause?

Muscle strain?: The most likely source is muscle strain, but postural irregularities can also cause some periscapular pain. Problems with your neck can also referred pain to the scapular area. If home remedies do not resolve the pain, you should see an Ortho specialist for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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What might lead to a burning pain in my left shoulder blade?

What might lead to a burning pain in my left shoulder blade?

Could be pinched nrv: You may have a slightly inflamed, irritated, or pinched nerve twig innervating that particular muscle. You may also just have a shoulder blade muscle which for some reason has been overused, exerted, or otherwise fatigued. You may choose to rest, ice, and watch for a few days. If necessary a visit to your doctor or www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi and I can help you find a solution to the problem. ...Read more

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I fell on my back at work and I'm having extreme pain in my left shoulder blade. I can't move it at all without bursting into tears. What should I do?

I fell on my back at work and I'm having extreme pain in my left shoulder blade. I can't move it at all without bursting into tears. What should I do?

Urgent care tonight: This sounds like it was a pretty bad fall. You can't be entirely sure how badly you might have injured yourself. Is it possible to get someone to take you to urgent care or ER tonight? I suggest this not to alarm, but because your health is the most important to you. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have sharp pain in my left shoulder blade that moves to my arm pit and should what can I do for the pain?

I have sharp pain in my left shoulder blade that moves to my arm pit and should what can I do for the pain?

See a doctor: Pain is usually a signal that something is wrong. If this pain has been sticking around you should see a doctor and be checked out. Most of the time it is something fairly simple but you do not want to ignore something that could serious. ...Read more

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I have had pain in my left shoulder blade for several weeks - worse when I am carrying something? Also some back pain on left side.

I have had pain in my left shoulder blade  for several weeks - worse when I am carrying something? Also some back pain on left side.

Multiple causes: Upper back & left sided chest may be the result of a thoracic disc herniation, thoracic facet syndrome, T4 syndrome, costoveterbral syndrome, muscle strain, ect. It may also represent referred pain from internal organs such as the heart & lungs, which are more serious. With your breathing difficulties you should contact your pcp for an immediate evaluation. If not available go to nearest er! ...Read more

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Why am i having pain in my left shoulder blade, neck and left side of chest. It hurts to move much. The pain has been there for almost a week now.

See a doctor: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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I just had an epidural injection and now have a razor like pain in my left shoulder blade what could it be?

I just had an epidural injection and now have a razor like pain in my left shoulder blade what could it be?

Pain after epidural : This depends on location of epidural. If in lower back it is not a likely source. If it was a cervical (neck) epidural it may be the problem. The medications used in an epidural for back pain can temporarily irritate the affected nerves. This usually resolves. The other source of pain can be trauma to a nerve during the injection. This will also usually resolve but ask the doctor that did it. ...Read more