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Deep burning pain near infraspinatus muscle radiating to upper deltoid, and scapulothoracic inflammation/cracking - possible diagnosis or diagnostic?

Deep burning pain near infraspinatus muscle radiating to upper deltoid, and scapulothoracic inflammation/cracking - possible diagnosis or diagnostic?

Nerve entrapment: Could be anything from a nerve entrapment in the region of your pain symptoms or simply nerve irritation due to inflammation, trauma, or a muscle disorder. Best to be seen by a neurologist for further information. I doubt the disorder would be in the brain or spinal cord itself although nothing can be 100% ruled out on just what you're saying without studies and a good examination. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Pain lower right side, just below ribs, pelvic/hip area, & entire lower back. Difficult moving, joints & muscle stiffness & pain. What could it be?

Pain lower right side, just below ribs, pelvic/hip area, & entire lower back. Difficult moving, joints & muscle stiffness & pain. What could it be?

Possible UTI: While there are a myriad of causes for low back pain, your location description, gender and arthralgias (joint pain) raise concern for an upper urinary tract infection even without typical urinary symptoms. I'd seek medical attention to include a possible urinalysis. While most causes for chronic low back are non-urgent, this hints at something of a more serious nature if untreated. ...Read more

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MRI and 3 Nerve blocks, hospital can't find the cause 2 years of investigation lower back pain, tender tail bone pain radiates around buttocks.

MRI and 3 Nerve blocks, hospital can't find the cause 2 years of investigation lower back pain, tender tail bone pain radiates around buttocks.

Coccydynia: Tail bone pain is also called coccydynia. Coccydynia is inflammation localized to the tailbone and there can be multiple causes or things that mimic it, including sacroilitis, sciatica or even infection to name a few.It might be best to see a spine specialist for a more detailed history and exam.In the meantime try Lidocaine or Diclofenac patch, Core PT or pilates w/ lumbar stabilization & massage ...Read more

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Mri shows no disc problems. Can upper back muscles nerves cause pain in this area and refer to upper leg. Burning/prickling. Not sharp pain.

Mri shows no disc problems. Can upper back muscles nerves cause pain in this area and refer to upper leg. Burning/prickling. Not sharp pain.

Need more info: What level of spine was the mri--cervical, thoracic or lumbar? What neurological exam findings do you have? How did you injure your back, was it one acute accident or years of wear & tear? Likely, thoracic para spinal muscle spasm would not cause leg pain, but this really is a question for your neurologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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Tingling and burning pain near neck and extends to pectorial muscels?

Could be: Could be lots of things; tingling and burning pain makes me think of a nerve issue but could be other things. Pain should always be evaluated. Symptoms like these deserve a full evaluation in person by your health care provider. ...Read more

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Upper abdominal pain, back pain between spine and shoulder blade on right side. Swollen lymph nodes. The pain is getting worse and more consistent ?

Upper abdominal pain,  back pain between spine and shoulder blade on right side. Swollen lymph nodes. The pain is getting worse and more consistent ?

Requires Physical ex: You need to visit a doctor and have a complete examination. It is only if you have a doctor take your medical history, physical exam and some simple blood tests and a Chest X-ray that we can find a reliable answer for you. This pain can be muscular in case you did some heavy lifting..in that case it will go away in 2 weeks. Other wsie visit your MD. ...Read more

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Sudden pain and muscle spasm around left shoulder blade. No injury. Can it be nerve pain?

Sudden pain and muscle spasm around left shoulder blade. No injury. Can it be nerve pain?

Nerve pain: can be one cause of shoulder discomfort especially problems with the nerve roots in the mid cervical region however we're common things are bursitis tendinitis arthritis AC joint issues and rotator cuff tears. The muscles that stabilize the shoulder blade and the lower neck can also be a source of shoulder pain ...Read more

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Sudden muscle spasm above left shoulder blade. Can't turn body to the right without pain. No injury. Cause and treatment?

Sudden muscle spasm above left shoulder blade. Can't turn body to the right without pain. No injury. Cause and treatment?

Posture: Muscles around shoulder blades help hold the head and neck in proper alignment. Forward lean of head or shoulders increases the workload. Posture problems often lead to,this type of pain. Could be a positional problem with head n pillow. Get evaluated by pmr doc or ortho to get correct diagnosis and effective to plan. ...Read more

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What causes swelling, lump on back of neck near spine?

What causes swelling, lump on back of neck near spine?

Many things: Could be taut muscle band or muscle spasm called a tender point or a trigger point. This could also be a tender lymph node, especially if you were recently sick. Other things could be a boil or a lipoma. If it is bothering you and does not resolve, see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more