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Sharp pain on my back above shoulder blade. What to do?

Sharp pain on my back above shoulder blade. What to do?

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. Please consider seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in upper back between shoulder blades lasting a second or two randomly every few days or more. Should I worry?

See a doctor: Worst case scenario Thoracic aorta aneurysm, but unlikely with your age, and the pain shouldn‘t come and go. See your doctor and get checked out. ...Read more

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

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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I tripped and fell into my truck with my shoulder. I have a sharp pain in the middle of my shoulder blade on the back side and upper rib cag?

Contusion vs fractur: Most likely that you have a contusion/strain from falling and hitting your truck. Often, pain is worse a day or two after injury due to inflammation etc...Uncomplicated fractures of rib or shoulder blades can happen, but no casting is needed..So only need to treat pain/inflammation for comfort. Gentle range of motion/stretching, and motrin/aleve for few days..If worsen, call your doc.. Good luck. ...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