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Stabbing pain between shoulder blades, what's wrong?

Stabbing pain between shoulder blades, what's wrong?

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 more

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Had the flu 3 weeks ago. still have cough, congestion, increasing fatigue, muscle aches and stabbing pain between shoulder blades. Should I be worried?

Had the flu 3 weeks ago. still have cough, congestion, increasing fatigue, muscle aches and stabbing pain between shoulder blades. Should I be worried?

Chest xray: many viral illnesses can cause symptoms for weeks, but with a continued cough and pain, I would worry about developing a pneumonia. It would be wise to get a chest xray to make sure there is not a worse infection going on ...Read more

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When i reach, what is that stabbing pain between my shoulder blades?

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 more

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Burning stabbing pain in between shoulder blades and spine down to mid back? Hurts on both sides but worse on left

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 more

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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?

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 more

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Sharp stabbing pain in between breasts, between shoulder blades and front bottom of neck, comes and goes suddenly, hurts to inhale deeply.

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 more

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I have had excruciating stabbing pain in my upper right side of my back.. Under my shoulder blade. Can you please tell me what it could be?

I have had excruciating stabbing pain in my upper right side of my back.. Under my shoulder blade. Can you please tell me what it could be?

Go to ER: Considering your age possibilities include cardiac origin. Muscle strains won't hurt you, but cardiac events can. Best to have this type of pain checked out immediately. If you also have shortness of breath, call 911. ...Read more

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Burning/stabbing pain in shoulder blades for about 2 wks?

Pain sources: Could be referred by aorta, disc herniation irritating nerve or acute fracture of vertebra (bone ca) should have at least an x-ray. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is sharp stabbing pain in left shoulder blade?

What is sharp stabbing pain in left shoulder blade?

Muscular: In all probability it is muscular, however, if it is a long term or re-occurring problem, i would at least ask my doc for a chest x-ray. ...Read more

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I have a stabbing pain in right shoulder blade. What could be wrong?

I have a stabbing pain in right shoulder blade. What could be wrong?

Muscle spasm?: It sounds like it could be muscle spasm. Apply heat to the area. Try using otc nsaids. Get a massage. If all that fails your pcp can prescribe a muscle relaxer for you. ...Read more

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Why is there a sharp, stabbing pain underneath my left shoulder blade?

Why is there a sharp, stabbing pain underneath my left shoulder blade?

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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I have a stabbing pain under my right shoulder blade. What can I do for it?

Shoulder blade pain: Shoulder blade pain may, in some cases, be a manifestation of irritation of the diaphragm. This symptom should be evaluated by a physician immediately. ...Read more

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Stabbing pain left side of my back just under the shoulder blade only when i lay down ?

Seek medical attn: Stabbing pain in your back could just be musculoskeletal however it might be due to inflammation surrounding your lungs, heart or other organs (stomach, pancreas, etc) . A physician needs to evaluate you and decide if you need imaging or other studies. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a stabbing pain at the base of your left shoulder blade in your back?

What does it mean when you have a stabbing pain at the base of your left shoulder blade in your back?

No trauma?: If you have not experienced a trauma, then the likely etiology of your pain is an irritated nerve in your neck. Anti-inflammatories and a formal course of physical therapy is the first line of treatment. An examination with an orthopaedic surgeon including xrays of both your neck and shoulder can help confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Whenever i breathe there is another stabbing pain on my shoulder blade. Could this be linked to my under eating?

No: This type of many can have several causes including localized issues such as strain or a rhomboid bursitis. Its origin can also be in the chest cavity. Have your doctor take a look. ...Read more

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Pain near middle left back near shoulder blade but more towards the middle. Not constant. But it is a stabbing pain?

Get screening: You definitely need to make sure all your screening diagnostic tests are upto date and negative. Thereafter consider a vacation, and a message. Placing something from freezer in a thin towel and placing on area will help. Maybe and I believe it is most likely muscle spasm from stress. But again, make sure you don't ignore the first line above. Taking an anti-inflammatory if you have good Kidneys 2 ...Read more

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