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Pronounced Shoulder Blades
Many possibilities: Pain to the rhomboid and shoulder blade areas can be something as simple as muscle strain or spasms, or could be something serious like a heart attack. Because of the inability to get further information and to do an exam, it is best to see your doctor or go to the emergency department if the pain worsens. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Got this pain in between my shoulder blades today, it feels like its in the middle of my back between the blades it just started today what is this?
See below: Upper back pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc in the neck or upper back. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. It is common for back pain to refer to the shoulder blades. 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 more
Varies: There are a number of conditions that can contribute, most of which involve an abnormality on the under surface of the scapula. Osteochondroma a and other bony prominences can impinge on the rib cage, with motion; sometimes an increased thoracic kyphosis or a hyper mobility syndrome can contribute as well. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I woke up yesterday morning & between my shoulder blades were in pain, I was fine through he day but I woke up today & I can barely get around, help!!
Not fun!: That sounds like a muscle spasm and possible pinched nerve - pretty commonly seen in the urgent care where I work. I would take some ibuprofen or tylenol and see your chiropractor for an adjustment. The doctor could also prescribe a muscle relaxer or pain medication for you if you go to urgent care. ...Read more
Nerve Pain?: I suspect you are having nerve pain that may be coming from your neck and possibly more. For instance, c6 and c7 can give pain in the chest and biceps as well as posterior shoulder blade. Learn more about difficult to diagnose shoulder pain here: http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/suprascapular-nerve.Htm see your doctor right away. ...Read more
Multiple Things: Many sources can result in referred pain to the shoulder blade. Along with the neurogenic sources like cervical (c6 for example) and the suprascapular nerve, we also see many patients with occult shoulder pathology have referred pain to this area. Patients who are very flexible can also have occult shoulder instability refer pain to this area. http://www.theshouldercenter.com/shoulder-pain.htm. ...Read more
I have a fatty hump on my back in between my shoulder blades does this mean I have Cushings syndrome? :(
More Info: The "hump" is associated with Cushing's syndrome however there are a lot of other symptoms/signs You should see your Primary Care Provider since it appears you are worried about this possibility. There is EFFECTIVE TREATMENT for Cushing's so see your Doctor soon! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more
Vague: Could be a number of causes but impossible to answer without history, duration, severity, other symptoms, sleeping position, pain during day and night, etc. Need an exam. ...Read more
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