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I'm taking meloxicam ones daily for severe scoliosis shoulder blade back pain. Is it okey?? Cant live without it. What should I do?

I'm taking meloxicam ones daily for severe scoliosis shoulder blade back pain. Is it okey?? Cant live without it. What should I do?

@Ur age no more gro-: -wth so a curve should not increase, assuming U have been followed by a spine surgeon when U were young. If not get in 2 C 1. If U have not been followed U have no way 2 determine treatment. Severe should have been braced, & above a certain degree of curve surgery is next. U have passed the golden time so treatment is symptomatic as U R doing. If not been evaluated by a spine surgeon get in 2 C1. ...Read more

Dr. Edward Hellman
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I have pain on the left side of my back below my shoulder blade. It gets worse if I breathe. I was diagnosed with scoliosis a year ago. Should I worry?

I have pain on the left side of my back below my shoulder blade. It gets worse if I breathe. I was diagnosed with scoliosis a year ago. Should I worry?

Evaluate: 20's male w. scoliosis & left upper back pain. Lay prone & check if scoliosis only while upright. In Hypermobility Syndrome, functional scoliosis manifests only upright; as body is under impress of gravity. Unilateral pelvic injury from extreme sports & ligament laxity of sacroiliac joint evokes scoliosis & contralateral superior trapezius muscle spasm. See Osteopath. If SIJ disorder use SIJ belt. ...Read more

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What could cause shoulder blade pain?

What could cause shoulder blade pain?

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

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I have a shoulder blade pain, ideas?

I have a shoulder blade pain, ideas?

Too numerous to list: Can be internal. Can be referred from c-spine, can be local muscle problem or postural problem, can be thoracic spine issue, can be related to shoulder pathology. ...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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Could left kidney be causing shoulder blade pain?

Could left kidney be causing shoulder blade pain?

Unlikely: Usually pain from the kidneys is felt in the flank area or just towards the back below the rib cage. Visceral pain radiating to the shoulder blade may be from the spleen. You should let your primary care provider know about this pain at your next visit even if it goes away spontaneously. ...Read more

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Shoulder blade pain after working out on treadmill?

Shoulder blade pain after working out on treadmill?

Talk to your PCP: Pain like that may be nothing but it could be heart pain. If it is severe, or if you have a history of heart problem go to the er. You should get seen quickly also if it is associated with shortness of breath, sweating, nausea, dizziness, or palpitations. It is impossible to know for sure on the internet. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My mom and I both have bad shoulder blade pain. Could it be related?

My mom and I both have bad shoulder blade pain. Could it be related?

Unlikely: Shoulder blade pain or scapulathoracic pain is usually musculoskeletal related. Stretch-grab a door frame lean back and then rotate toward your arm so that you put a stretch on the area and hold for 10 plus seconds. Do this several times a day. Apply heat. Lastly, massage the area by putting a tennis ball in a stocking, put it on the area and lean against a wall and roll the ball on the area. ...Read more

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Just had anterior distracting for severe right shoulder blade pain. And pain is worse after surgery. What else is it?

Surgery hurts!: Pain is often worse after surgery in the first weeks. Getting cut open hurts! Talk to your surgeon about when you may expect to feel better than before surgery. Also, if your pain is not adequately controlled with the meds given after surgery, call, because something unexpected may be going on and don't delay doing so. ...Read more

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Sharp shoulder blade pain. Painful when breathing. No vigorous activity over the weekend. Possibilities? Any OTC meds to help ease pain?

Scapular pain: Sharp pain around the scapula is most likely muscular, serrated or rhomboid pain most likely. Can be related to spine problems, poor posture, overuse, or injury. Try ibuprofen and ice, switching to heat after 2 days. ...Read more

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I have shoulder blade pain that comes and goes. It's been getting worse and feels like its spread to my chest. How can I know if its knots or a tumor?

May need to visit yr: Any pain which is persisting and getting worse for more than 3-4 weeks requires examination by your doctor. Further testing with chest x-ray or a ct scan may be required to assess for any tumor underlying as the cause of this pain uless the pain goes away in 3-4 weeks. ...Read more

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What cause back shoulder blade pain

What cause back shoulder blade pain

Many causes poss.: It can b from muscle strain 2 pleuritic pain referred 2 the back/scapular area. Some r of no great concern some could b serious c ur pcp and get a diagnosis, & if need, get a referral 2 an ortho. Pe, apical disease of the lung r some also. As u can c an eval is needed. ...Read more

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What can I take for sporatic shoulder blade pain?

NSAIDs: Over the counter nsaids (if not contraindicated). If pain persists or is unreleived by the nsaids then have it evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Left shoulder blade pain means?

Many causes: Neck problems, suprascapular nerve entrapment, peri-scapular bursitis, posterior rib-cage injuries, and rhomboid muscles can cause shoulder blade pain. See an orthopedist for proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Probable causes of left shoulder blade pain?

Probable causes of left shoulder blade pain?

Muscle spasm: The shoulder blade is suspended by the superior trapezius and rhomboid muscles. When chronically stressed these muscles can go into spasm. Muscle relaxants, massage, acupuncture, biofeedback and heat can reverse the spasm. A good therapist to help is a physical therapist. ...Read more

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What is best to treat along the spine and under shoulder blade pain?

Massage: Symptoms you described most likely from muscle spasm, often due to stress and overwork. Initial therapy would be massage, yoga, gentle exercise. Physical therapy can be helpful. ...Read more

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Having chest and shoulder blade pain every night! Could it be serious?

Having chest and shoulder blade pain every night! Could it be serious?

Bruxism possible: Do you clinch your teeth at night? This is called sleep related bruxism. You may be tensing your whole back at night in the process. With muscle spasm at night, the healing which occurs during deep wave sleep does not occur. Over time this sets up a feedback loop with enhanced neurologic transmission of pain. If a persistent issue and you clinch at night, look up bruxism. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sharp pain from middle right side of back to shoulder blade. Pain is off and on.?

Shoulder blade pain: Shoulder blade pain is often a muscle spasm or a neck problem. Posture can play a role in non-traumatic pain. If the problem persists, see a physician and get your neck and spine evaluated. ...Read more

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Can an injured rotator cuff cause neck and back/shoulder blade pain?

Maybe: Rotator cuff problems are usually felt in the shoulder area itself, but the neck and shoulder blade are nearby, and the brain may interpret the pain signals as involvement of those other areas of the body. Sometimes neck problems cause pain in the shoulder blade and shoulder areas. If it persists or is bad, see your primary doctor or a specialist. ...Read more

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Chest heaviness and left shoulder blade pain or discomfort when I lie down?

Not normal: If your symptoms are this intense, you need to see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Stabbing right shoulder blade pain made worse when looking down. No trauma or physical activity. Ok to wait for it to resolve on own or see a dr?

Check your neck: It wouldn't hurt to have a doctor examine your neck, as that is likely the source of your shoulder blade pain. Most times, the treatment is pretty straightforward. Heat, stretching, sometimes massage therapy or a short course of physical therapy can take care of the muscle spasm and pain. ...Read more

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Left shoulder blade pain 1 week up into lower neck. Turning neck to the left is also limited. No specific injury I can remember. What could cause this?

Disc compression: Mist likely you have compression of your cervical disc. Your doctor can get imaging study like X-ray or MRI to make a diagnosis. In most cases physical therapy would help relieve pain. Surgery is rarely indicated only in complicated cases. Good luck ...Read more

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I'm 17 year and I'm having severe pains in my right shoulder blade. Pain nowhere else but I can barely move and I haven't done anything to sprain it.

There are a number: Of conditions that could result in your symptoms but without a thorough history and examination and perhaps some blood and X-ray testing it will be impossible to diagnose over the internet. You should find a local health care provider to evaluate you as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Shoulder blade pain when coughing, what do I do?

Shoulder blade pain when coughing, what do I do?

Depends: If it has been there a short time, take a pain reliever (if it hurts enough), try applying heat or cold, and give it time. It is worsens or does not go away, see your doctor. If it hurts to breath or you have trouble getting enough air, see someone (your doctor or urgent care) now. ...Read more

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What can I do for shoulder blade pain that has continued to get worse?

What can I do for shoulder blade pain that has continued to get worse?

Shoulder pain: Depends on the cause. Could be from the shoulder or referred from the neck. Is it worsened with certain neck positions? Moving your shoulder? Any tingling or numbness into your arm? Best to have evaluated by care provider to separate out causes. ...Read more

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Hey my 50 year old female friend woke up with random shoulder blade pain. Right between the scapula.

Hey my 50 year old female friend woke up with random shoulder blade pain. Right between the scapula.

More info needed: This symptom could be due to different causes that range from a musculoskeletal cause to a potentially more serious cause. It depends on the presence of other risk factors such as hypertension, smoking, diabetes, family history, etc. If in doubt, she should see a local physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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