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Pain In Upper Left Back Under Shoulder Blade
Waking up with left side chest pain tat radiates to my left back (under shoulder blade), what can this be caused by? 30yr. Female with lupus.
Chest pain in Lupus: Dear Lupi: Chest pain in a patient with lupus could be from the lungs or the heart. For example, Inflammation of the lung lining is called pleurisy which is a sharp pain and can radiate to the back. But there are also many other possibilities - the heart sac can be inflamed - called pericarditis and can present in the same way. You must see your physician for a thorough physical exam. Nisha ...Read more
See below: These symptoms need to be fully and thoroughly evaluated by your physician who can then explain them to you and discuss with you what's best. ...Read more
Anti-inflammatory: Upper back pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. It is common for this type of pain to refer to the head as well as shoulder blade. Early treatment options include a short course of nsaids (advil, aleve), gentle massage, moist heat, and focusing on posture. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sharp pain traveling from upper left back right below shoulder blade to under the left breast leaving a lingering pain as it travels. What could it ?
Neuralgia: Pain radiating from under the shoulder blade around to under the breast It may be due to compression(pinch) of a thoracic nerve as it travels along the under side of the rib. Sleeping in an awkward position is one cause. The pain can be severe. It's usually a temporary problem but can last for several weeks. If OTC NSAIDS don't help gabapentin can be very effective. ...Read more
Muscle pain in back in the upper left region between the shoulder blade and spine. Also occasional chest pain. Under a lot of stress right now.
Anxiety Disorder: I understand that you are going through lot of stress right now. Your muscle pain in back and occasional chest pain seems to indicate anxiety disorder which is treatable by psychotherapy and medications. Please see a psychiatrist for understanding your stresses, their effect on your body and mind, and ways to overcome the stresses. ...Read more
If it appeared out. : ..of the blue, suddenly with no unusual activity, there's always a question, is it pulmonary in origin such as a PE. A visit 2 Ur PCP is in order, if has had an insidious onset it could also B pulmonary. This would B the main concern. A strained muscle is not so important. ...Read more
Muscle spasm : Upper back pain in a middle age female is likely muscle spasm. Heat and rest should resolve. If pain persists for more than two or three weeks then a physician should evaluate. Excess physical activity and workplace mechanical stress can cause this problem. An ergonomic evaluation might be in order. Massage might be helpful. ...Read more
I've had a pain in my left shoulder for awhile sometimes if i reach to scratch my back it pops and now right under my left shoulder blade hurts too?
Hard to say: Did u injure it recently? It sounds from your description that it may be a musculoskeletal issue. See your family practicioner who can begin the work up with a good histroy and physical and if necessary some xrays. ...Read more
I have this sharp on/off pain in my upper left side, feels like it's near my shoulder blade. Hurt my upper back a few days ago, possibly related?
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