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Randomly getting sharp pain in back by left shoulder blade. randomly, takes my breath away, lasts couple mins then goes and I'm fine. What could it be?

Randomly getting sharp pain in back by left shoulder blade. randomly, takes my breath away, lasts couple mins then goes and I'm fine. What could it be?

Pleurisy, perhaps: If this has been going on for a few days, then I would schedule an appt with my primary care doctor. This could be something more serious, but if it is only a day or two, then some anti-inflammatory medicine taken wtih food might help with the pain. There are several things that can cause referred pain though and these might need to be evaluated ...Read more

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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 left side back mid back under shoulder blade?

Sharp pain left side back mid back under shoulder blade?

More info: There are many things that can give you those symptoms. When do you get pain? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery ? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Worse with stress? ...Read more

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Whenever i take a deep breath, i get a really sharp pain in my back between my shoulder blades. And a little pain in the center of my chest.

Whenever i take a deep breath, i get a really sharp pain in my back between my shoulder blades. And a little pain in the center of my chest.

Chest pain: Needs to be evaluated by your doctor. This could simply be musculoskeletal or pleuritic, that is inflammation of lining of lung or other referred pain. ...Read more

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What causes sharp pain in my upper back, between my shoulder blades, when i take deep breathes? I've had this for 2+ years.

What causes sharp pain in my upper back, between my shoulder blades, when i take deep breathes? I've had this for 2+ years.

Cannot diagnose: This could be something in the spinal column, irritation of the pleura, musculoskeletal, neurologic, and so an and so on. See a doctor and get this evaluated. As you are well aware, it is not normal. Good luck and hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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I have a sharp stabbing like pain in my back / left shoulder blade when i breathe in . Also there is a lump on where it hurts to breathe in?

I have a sharp stabbing like pain in my back / left shoulder blade when i breathe in . Also there is a lump on where it hurts to breathe in?

Posterior rib "out": 1) posterior rib "out". I can't really explain it anatomically, but the ribs can "go out" and a chiropractic adjustment can help tremendously. Give it one or two tries. 2) trigger point in one of the thoracic paraspinal muscles. Can be helped with massage (ischemic compression) and injections into the painful area of the muscle. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in back right behind my rib cage shoulder blade area, doesn't hurt to breath but hurts to cough or move in certain directions?

Need more info: I will need more info re this pain. How long present? Did you injure yourself in any way, lifting, stumbling, carry a heavy weight, etc?? You may have partially moved a rib out of place, but that is only one possibility. Does the pain respond to ice application? Heat? If it persists, should be checked by physician. ...Read more

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During sports jumped wrong way and got a sharp pain in back of neck into back of head. Have neck, shoulder blade, and shoulder pain. What could this b?

During sports jumped wrong way and got a sharp pain in back of neck into back of head. Have neck, shoulder blade, and shoulder pain. What could this b?

Cervical strain: You may have moved one of the vertebrae in your neck and caused what is commonly called a "pinched"nerve and also sprained the muscles in your neck. Consult with an osteopathic physician who can help restore your good health. ...Read more

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I have been having very sharp pain under shoulder blade. Any recommendations?

I have been having very sharp pain under shoulder blade. Any recommendations?

Evaluation needed: Very commonly, pain near or around the shoulder blade is not shoulder related at all. Instead, it is most often related to neck/cervical spine related issues. A "pinched nerve" from the neck either from a disc bulge/herniation/bone spur is usually the culprit. The only way to know for sure would require an evaluation from an orthopedic surgeon or perhaps your primary care provider. ...Read more

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I stretched this morning and now when ever i bend move or anything I have a sharp pain by my shoulder blade it hurts to the point I have to lay down ?

Muscle pull?: It sounds like you may have pulled a muscle. Try some ice or a muscle cream. If you have other symptoms (like nausea, vomiting, chest pain or sob) go to the er. ...Read more

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What can cause sharp pain under the right shoulder blade?

Muscle Pain: There are some muscles that attach right on the shoulder blade called the rhomboid muscles and you may have strained one of those at the attachment. Usually we use these muscles when our arm is above our shoulder so perhaps some activity strained this. If pain doesn't resolve over next seven days or so you should get checked as sometimes the lungs can cause pain around the shoulder blade. ...Read more

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What could cause sharp pain under the right shoulder blade?

What could cause sharp pain under the right shoulder blade?

Referred Pain?: The same nerves that innervate the diaphragm go to the shoulder, as well. Therefore, anything that irritates the diaphragm, such as gallbladder or liver problems, can be "referred" to the shoulder. If the only symptom is shoulder pain (ie, no abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, etc), i would search for other causes such as a muscle pull, arthritis. ...Read more

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Why do I have a sharp pain in my lower left shoulder blade?

Why do I have a sharp pain in my lower left shoulder blade?

Shoulder blade pain: Your pain may be muscular, but may also be related to heart or lung problems. You should see your primary care doctor for a history, physical exam and possible diagnostic studies. ...Read more