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Shoulder Blade Air Bubble
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
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
Can nerve healing or irratation causes tingling bubbling feel in shoulder blade/spine & pinch feeling. Upper chest. Will it show on EMG?
Can Gerd and gas bubbles cause back between shoulder blades to ache? How do I tell if that's the cause?
What can you do to remove or relieve discomfort from air pockets in muscle (under shoulder blade)?
No such thing: There is not such thing as air pockets in muscle. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
93 y.o mother bedfast unrepaired hip fx 2 yrs. 0 skin breakdown. Low air loss mattress. Lg. swelling over L shoulder blade x 3 weeks. No H2O retention?
Not sure: Time to take mom to the doctor. You may need more home care. ...Read more
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
Had laparoscopy diagnostic on fri and I still have lots of bubbling an chest pains / shoulder / back is this normal?
Laparoscopy: It is common to have referred pain due to the gas that is infused during the procedure ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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