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Stabbing Pain Between Shoulder Blades
If the pain: Is worse with positional change or movement, it could be due to misalignment of thoracic vertebrae from bad posture or workplace ergonomics. If you don't have any chest tightness, sweating or shortness or breath, then try simple things like rolling your back on a foam roller to see if they'll realign. Then see an osteopath or a physical therapist. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
See Orthopedist: Commonly, shoulder blade pain can be from the neck or bursitis around the blade. The abdomen, heart and neck can also refer pain to the shoulder region. Ribcage pain from rib joints can cause pain around the shoulder blades. Shoulder problems such as arthritis, labral tears, instability, tendinitis, rotator cuff tears, bursitis, painful bony spurs etc may need to be considered as well. See ortho. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Burning stabbing pain in between shoulder blades and spine down to mid back? Hurts on both sides but worse on left
A few ideas: Burning pain=often nerve pain.Stabbing=usually musculoskeletal.If you have both between shoulders w/more on 1 side, this is common w/ thoracic spine & rib dysfunction.Nerves may be getting stretched or pinched, muscles spasmed, & blood flow compromised.A good history & phys, incl osteopathic hands-on exam may find cause.Treatments may include pain meds, prolotherapy, manipulation,neuroprolo, etc ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
New sharp stabbing pain in between shoulder blades with cough. Have had a clear X-ray last week of lungs for this prolonged cough. It's also hard to breathe.
After sleeping 6 hours, i get stabbing pain between my shoulder blades along my spine. Inhaling causes rib cage pain (not sick). Is my MS a factor?
Possibilities: Most likely answer involves degenerative disc disease or spondylosis affecting thoracic spine, and even cervical spine. A Lhermitte's phenomenon affecting spinal cord in neck could be occurring, but usually pattern is different. MS pts encounter pain at least 90% frequency, and would be worthwhile to explore with your neurologist. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Burning stabbing pain like hot needles between shoulder blades & spine on right side of back that comes & goes, could it be a trapped nerve?
Sharp stabbing pain in between breasts, between shoulder blades and front bottom of neck, comes and goes suddenly, hurts to inhale deeply.
Needs further workup: This very well could be pleurisy, which is an inflammation between the chest wall and lung. Having had a recent respiratory tract infection is a classic preceding finding. However, it may also be a sign of a more serious condition, especially in the setting of shortness of breath, swelling of the legs and history of smoking and use of birth control pills. See your doctor for a physical exam ASAP ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I've been having a stabbing, throbbing pain between my right shoulder blade and spine. It doesn't happen every day.
I have sharp stabbing pain in my upper back between my shoulder blade and spine...It comes and goes now for about 3+/- weeks..Tingling fingers?
What causes a stabbing pain in top of right shoulder blade almost between shoulder blades while walking at a brisk pace? PCP says heart ok.
Levator scapulae: 30's female w. intermittent pain in region of right scapula has gallbladder disorder or tendinitis insertion of right levator scapulae on right superior scapula spine. Superior scapula spine, a bony prominence, is major anatomical locus of pain found in fibromyalgia patients & an anatomical focus highlighted in just about every "fibromyalgia medication" advertising ever made (proof pending pub.). ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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