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I've got a painless and mysterious air bubble below my right shoulder blade nearest my ribcage. What can this be? Sometimes it isn't there at all.

I've got a painless and mysterious air bubble below my right shoulder blade nearest my ribcage. What can this be? Sometimes it isn't there at all.

Snapping Scapula?: The scapula or shoulder blade is connected to the ribcage by muscles. There are several bursa that interpose between these muscles. These can become swollen intermittently. Ganglions can also occur. I doubt that the swelling is filled with air as that would imply a leak in your lungs. ...Read more

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Hi it feels like there are bubbles or loose bone around my left shoulder blade??

Hi it feels like there are bubbles or loose bone around my left shoulder blade??

Shoulder blade: Have you had recent trauma? How much do you weigh? Consult with us to help solve this issue: could be serious. ...Read more

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Can nerve healing or irratation causes tingling bubbling feel in shoulder blade/spine & pinch feeling. Upper chest. Will it show on EMG?

Can nerve healing or irratation causes tingling bubbling feel in shoulder blade/spine & pinch feeling. Upper chest. Will it show on EMG?

Yes: Nerve healing can cause tingling and other sensory experiences its a good sign may not show on emg, I use emg to evaluate atrophy only otherwise test is subjective and non sensitive or specific ...Read more

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Can Gerd and gas bubbles cause back between shoulder blades to ache? How do I tell if that's the cause?

Can Gerd and gas bubbles cause back between shoulder blades to ache? How do I tell if that's the cause?

Gerd: Sounds like you already have a diagnosis of GERD. Yes you can have pain here due to this. You should follow up and likely need a scope of your stomach to further evaluate your stomach and esophagus. ...Read more

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I get my boyfriend to pop my back almost every week because my back pain never goes away. But now I can't get this air bubble in my left shoulder. What should I do?

Not sure what u mean: About an air bubble in your shoulder, however, for back pain you should see a physical therapist. Some people find that acupuncture works as well. I would not have your bf "pop" your back for you as this may do more damage then good. ...Read more

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In the middle of My back towards my right shoulder blade it feels like a buildup of air that will build, then pop and build up again in minutes?

In the middle of My back towards my right shoulder blade it feels like a buildup of air that will build, then pop and build up again in minutes?

Muscle spasm: Muscle spasms or localized pain in the soft tissue called a trigger point can cause similar symptoms you are describing. If you were having other pulmonary symptoms like bronchitis or other infections could cause pleurisy which less likely would cause your symptoms. For now use local heat particularly hot showers and if you can take them some over the counter advil or aleve may help. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve in the neck cause pain when air is on your neck? I have extreme pain in the neck that goes to the shoulder blade.

Can a pinched nerve in the neck cause pain when air is on your neck? I have extreme pain in the neck that goes to the shoulder blade.

Neuropathic pain: That is neuropathic pain you describe and minor insults like air or water flowing over the nerve can cause a burning pain. Did you recently have zoster in the area? Any trauma? If this continues see yor MD or a neurologist they can work up why the nerve is "pinched" and having sensitivity ...Read more

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What causes neck pain? Whenever air hits my neck I have extreme pain in the neck and into the shoulder blade. I have a hard time to function when it is like that. Please help. If you can?

What causes neck pain? Whenever air hits my neck I have extreme pain in the neck and into the shoulder blade. I have a hard time to function when it is like that. Please help. If you can?

Inflammation: Of the neck and shoulder muscles typically causes pain up the skull, down the back and both arms. If you have pain with slight movement that radiates to the shoulder, it is possible you may have radiculopathy, or nerve root impingement, from the cervical spine. Or a small vertebral fracture can cause instability of the spine in the neck and elicit pain. Please see a spine orthopedic right away. ...Read more

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I have pain between my right shoulder blade and spine burning pain, dizzy and feel like I'm not getting enough air so I tend to take deep breaths alot?

I have pain between my right shoulder blade and spine burning pain, dizzy and feel like I'm not getting enough air so I tend to take deep breaths alot?

Needs evaluated: Thanks for your question! This may be something serious. I would consider having you go to your Nearest ER for eval. ...Read more

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When I smoke it feels like an air bubble is trapped inside of my body & it moves from my chest, neck, shoulder, & into my head. It tightens my chest.

When I smoke it feels like an air bubble is trapped inside of my body & it moves from my chest, neck, shoulder, & into my head. It tightens my chest.

Bronchospasm: Of course you do. Your body does not want your smoke or fire or the tar and other chemicals from smoking. It causes your lungs to constrict and to react and to get swollen and inflamed. I am happy to hear that you are finally listening to your body complain to you. ...Read more

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Pain in upper middle shoulder blade?

Pain in upper middle shoulder blade?

Maybe supraspinatus: The muscle in your upper shoulder blade is your supraspinatus. Pain there can be from injury to the muscle, impingement to its tendon (the rotator cuff) or from irritation to the nerve that goes to the muscle. You need an orthopedic surgeon, physical medicine or sports medicine doctor who can sort through these possibilities and prescribe appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Why causes my shoulder blade to stick out?

Why causes my shoulder blade to stick out?

A variety of causes: Your condition is called scapular winging and usually affects only one side. Causes include injury to one of the nerves called the long thoracic nerve if you had an injury. Parsonage turner syndrome is a viral syndrome that can affect the brachial plexus and cause scapular winging. This is a self limited condition and can take upto 1 year to resolve. A condition called sick scapular syndrome can cause both scapulas to wing. Treatment is usually with physical therapy. See a shoulder specialist to really find out what the cause is. ...Read more

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Please help! I'm having pain near or on shoulder blade?

Shoulder blade: Pain that does not resolve with time and low dose antiinflammatory - requires examination ...Read more

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What could be the cause of pain in back by shoulder blade?

Shoulder blade pain: Could be muscle sprain/strain/imbalance. Possible nerve impingements. Possibly ergonomic or postural as well. Tumors and masses less likely. ...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 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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What could cause broken shoulder blade?

What could cause broken shoulder blade?

Chest trauma: The scapula is the medical name for the shoulder blade. The scapula bone is extremely thin & may fracture after any significant chest wall trauma. If the patient has multiple broken ribs, a clavicle fracture and a scapula fracture, one must be wary that the underlying lung has taken a significant injury as well. ...Read more

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What is pain in the shoulder blade mean?

What is pain in the shoulder blade mean?

Pinched nerve: Most commonly, non traumatic shoulder blade region pain is actually referred pain from your neck. This is commonly known as a pinched nerve and can be from a disc bulge or herniation as well as other cervical pathology. ...Read more

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Pain occurring near right shoulder blade?

Pain occurring near right shoulder blade?

Belly pain?: Pain can be referred to that area from the gall bladder and occasionally stomach. Do you have any belly pain or nausea, vomiting? If fever, see MD. ...Read more

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What do lumps near the shoulder blade mean?

What do lumps near the shoulder blade mean?

Hard to say: Without an exam it is hard to answer your question. Examination is required to determine what these lumps are. They may be something simple like lipomas or sebaceous cysts. ...Read more

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Pinched nerve in shoulder blade, what to do?

Pinched nerve in shoulder blade, what to do?

Scapula Pain: Inflammation can occur underneath the shoulder blade where there is a bursa. This is called scapulothoracic bursitis and can be treated with therapy, NSAIDS, pain medications, and possibly a steroid injection. Make an appointment with an Orthopaedic shoulder surgeon to be evaluated and discuss treatment options. Take care, Joe Wilson. ...Read more

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What can pain in the shoulder blade indicate?

What can pain in the shoulder blade indicate?

Number of causes!: Gall-bladder disease-referred pain, if on the right. But subscapularis pain, subscapular bursitis. Strained rhomboids. What is needed is an exam by a musculoskeletal pain specialist: rheumatology; physical medicine and rehab; orthopedist! ...Read more

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What is the painful bump on my shoulder blade?

What is the painful bump on my shoulder blade?

Depends on history -: Whether there is an injury to the shoulder blade area or not; in which it could be a fracture or a pulled/torn muscle. Rarely a tumor of the bone or muscle, blood vessel or nerves, or a ganglion cyst, can present a
swelling (a bump).
See your doctor to be properly diagnosed. ...Read more

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What could cause pain below left shoulder blade?

What could cause pain below left shoulder blade?

Varies: There are a lot of possibilities, it can be from the muscles and soft tissues around the scapula; it could represent an irritation of a nerve in the mid back; there are also underlying structures in that area that can cause pain as well such as the pancreas causing left sided peri scapular pain. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...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 does it meant to have broken shoulder blade?

Scapular fracture: The shoulder blade is part of the scapula. These often do not need treatment but an x-ray and sometimes a cat scan is needed to make the diagnosis and determine the proper treatment. ...Read more