Doctor insights on: Tingling between shoulder blades upper back

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Are there medical conditions that cause numbness and tingling in the upper back between shoulder blades?

Are there medical conditions that cause numbness and tingling in the upper back between shoulder blades?

Numb: We worry about "thoracic outlet syndrome" but the person to best help is an orthopedic doctor. You might need an EMG by a neurologist as well. Start with the orthopedic doctor first. If you are displease with their plans, seek a neurologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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Message therapist said I have very knotted upper back shoulder blades. If EMG normal can I still have tingling in back withDiagnosed Myofacial?

Message therapist said I have very knotted upper back shoulder blades. If EMG normal can I still have tingling in back withDiagnosed Myofacial?

Don't get opinion: From massage therapist who has no medical training See your family doctor first to treat you or refer you to a specialist, it could be any thing proper diagnostic tests are needed. ...Read more

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About 5 days ago I started experiencing tingling in my upper back between my shoulder blades, sort of like when your foot falls asleep. Its off and on?

About 5 days ago I started experiencing tingling in my upper back between my shoulder blades, sort of like when your foot falls asleep. Its off and on?

Mononeuropathy: When there is tingling in one specific area of the skin, especially if there is loss of sensation in that region, this could be a sign of a problem with a specific sensory nerve. You should see a neurologist to find out the cause. There are many causes for mononeuropathy. ...Read more

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Xray of shoulder shows nothing abnormal but I have burning in upper back between shoulder blades and random right arm tingling and numbness...whats up?

Xray of shoulder shows nothing abnormal but I have burning in upper back between shoulder blades and random right arm tingling and numbness...whats up?

Trigger point?: Pain between the shoulder blades and arm tingling is often a pinched nerve, a trigger point or a muscle strain. Rarely something serious like heart or aorta problems can do this. A careful history and physical exam can usually clarify the issue. While rare, sometimes you need a CT or MRI to rule out more serious problems. ...Read more

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I've had pain in my left shoulder/upper back for 3 weeks. Also, pain in my left upper arm, with some tingling/numbness. Massage helped some. Ideas?

I've had pain in my left shoulder/upper back for 3 weeks. Also, pain in my left upper arm, with some tingling/numbness. Massage helped some. Ideas?

Could be your neck: Have your doctor check you for neck problems which can press on the nerves going to the shoulder and arm. It could also be coming from a muscle spasm in he upper shoulder. ...Read more

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6 months ago, MRI shows herniated discs c4-c5, c5-c6. Now, no tingling down r arm but still neck, shoulder n upper back pain almost daily. What to do?

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6 months ago, MRI shows herniated discs c4-c5, c5-c6. Now, no tingling down r arm but still neck, shoulder n upper back pain almost daily. What to do?

Neck pain: The neck pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement. ..
The pain in the shoulder and upper back might be a refer pain.
I recommend you seeking help from a health care provider (pain management doctor, physiatrist, neurologist, spine surgeon...) you might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes tingling sensation below shoulder blade?

What causes tingling sensation below shoulder blade?

Referred from neck: Usually pain along the medial border of the scapula is referred from facet joints of the neck. ...Read more

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What would cause spasms in upper back and shoulder blade?

What would cause spasms in upper back and shoulder blade?

Most common cause --: Is a sprain of ligaments in the back, strain of the shoulder blade muscles, pinched nerve from the spine, etc.
See your doc.. ...Read more

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How do you treat pain in back left beside the shoulder blade upper back?

How do you treat pain in back left beside the shoulder blade upper back?

Muscle spasm: Upper back pain in a middle age female is likely muscle spasm. Heat and rest should resolve. If pain persists for more than two or three weeks then a physician should evaluate. Excess physical activity and workplace mechanical stress can cause this problem. An ergonomic evaluation might be in order. Massage might be helpful. ...Read more

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Why do I get tingling at back just below my shoulder blade, it's not regular?

Why do I get tingling at back just below my shoulder blade, it's not regular?

Many causes: May be postural. For example if you work at a computer at work all day. Can be other reasons like a pinched nerve. Get checked out if persists. ...Read more

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Tingling in shoulder blade when leaning forward to grab something? What could this be

Tingling in shoulder blade when leaning forward to grab something? What could this be

Numbness: It is hard for physicians to sort out signs of a serious condition from just functional symptoms without any significance. In the absence of pain, weakness or any other abnormalities in your examination your symptoms may not be indicative of any serious illness. However the differential diagnosis includes spinal cord demyelinating or compressive conditions. Check with your physician for proper history and physical to determine the proper diagnosis and treatment if necessary hope you feel well soon. ...Read more

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My upper back right side under my shoulder blade hurting. What can I do for the pain?

My upper back right side under my shoulder blade hurting. What can I do for the pain?

More info?: Did you injure yourself? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Any nausea? Fevers? If this is recent you could try ibuprofen, heat, massage. If long standing or worsening see a doctor to begin workup. ...Read more

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I have pain in my upper back under shoulder blade left side, what could be the issue?

I have pain in my upper back under shoulder blade left side, what could be the issue?

See below: These symptoms need to be fully and thoroughly evaluated by your physician who can then explain them to you and discuss with you what's best. ...Read more

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I have a sharp and constant pain in my upper back between my shoulder blades. What should I do?

Pain: Any pain unless you know yourself you strained a muscle most likely you need to see your internist. There may be something else going on. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in upper back between shoulder blades lasting a second or two randomly every few days or more. Should I worry?

See a doctor: Worst case scenario Thoracic aorta aneurysm, but unlikely with your age, and the pain shouldn‘t come and go. See your doctor and get checked out. ...Read more