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Stomach pain radiating into back between shoulder blades. Whats cause?

Stomach pain radiating into back between shoulder blades. Whats cause?

See a GI: Could be anything from gallbladder/pancreas or even stomach issues. You should see a gastroenterologist for blood work and possibly a abd sono. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Upper back pain between right shoulder blade and spine hurts to breathe?

Upper back pain between right shoulder blade and spine hurts to breathe?

Costochondritis: Costochondritis is inflammation of cartilage between the ribs and is associated with a viral illness, smoking, and other causes such as trauma to the area, physical activity straining the rib cage, arthritis and other causes. Try ice on area, ibruprofen/tylenol to relieve pain, avoid activity that makes it hurt. Chk with doctor for source of pain. Chest xray/physical therapy may help. ...Read more

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Dull deep pain between left shoulder blade and spine ?

Dull deep pain between left shoulder blade and spine ?

Pain should blade: My guess is you have been dong some new exercises or work that has strained some muscles in area. ...Read more

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What causes upper abdominal pain between shoulder blades?

What causes upper abdominal pain between shoulder blades?

Maybe gallbladder: If pain happens after meals, is worse after greasy items, associated with nausea and vomiting, gallstones are a likely cause. Pain can radiate to right shoulder too. Important to see your doc for ultrasound and blood work to ensure. Liver and pancreas labs are normal. ...Read more

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Pain in upper middle shoulder blade?

Pain in upper middle shoulder blade?

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

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Upper back pain. Intermittent stabs on both sides of chest, between shoulder blades, and a few pinches between breasts. Muscular? Related to back pain?

Muscular secondary: Sounds like pain radiating from the spine to the ribs , so you feel it on the sides. Muscle spasms are usually secondary in the spine, due to an underlying inflammatory condition. ...Read more

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Sharp pain left side back mid back under shoulder blade?

Sharp pain left side back mid back under shoulder blade?

More info: There are many things that can give you those symptoms. When do you get pain? What type? 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? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Worse with stress? ...Read more

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What cause dull pain in upper back by left shoulder blade? 29/f.

Scapular pain: There are a number of causes of scapular pain. The most serious is referred pain from the lungs or heart. Musculoskeletally the discomfort can be from an irratated nerve, muscle spasm, bursitis. This should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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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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I have pain in upper back left side between shoulder blade and spine! any ideas?

Neck or shoulder: This type of pain can be from the neck or the solder. Pathology in either area feel the same to the patient. If you have more shoulder pain, then she a shoulder doc or sports med doc. If you have more neck to the intrascapular region, consider seeing a spinal specialist. ...Read more

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Have pain radiating from left mid rib to back under left shoulder blade?

Early shingles?: There is the possibility of shingles being present with the rash presenting later intercostal neuralgia caused by a virus is also a possibility. ...Read more

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Back pain around right shoulder blade when moving shoulder/arm.

Back pain around right shoulder blade when moving shoulder/arm.

Varies: There are many potential causes. Among one of the more common is a subscapular bursitis, in a bursa underneath the shoulder blade can become inflamed and cause symptoms similar to what you describe. I would not hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Severe upper back pain between shoulder blades. What could be wrong?

Get checked: Lots of things could be going on but when between the shoulder blades i consider cervical problems like a herniated disc. ...Read more

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Last 3 year having back pain upper right side under shoulder blade.?

Thoracic back pain: How did it start? What is the pain like? What makes it worse, better? Any shortness of breath, abdominal pain, chest pain. Any tingling or numbness ? Any shouldet pain?Answers to these questions can help narrow down the cause. ...Read more

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Felt a popping sensation in upper back. Pain between shoulder blades. Pain on left upper back--rhomboid region. Hard to move sometimes paralyze feelin?

Felt a popping sensation in upper back. Pain between shoulder blades. Pain on left upper back--rhomboid region. Hard to move sometimes paralyze feelin?

Cervical or thorasic: disc injury maybe , but body heals on own alot , heat pad/ice pack , otc pain meds like tylenol/aleve , excedrin[generic all ok] might help get through it if persist get xray of cervical/thorasic spine and mri's of each, try physical therapy first , biofreeze gel helps alot of people, muscle relaxers too like flexeril ...Read more

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Does emphysema cause back pain between shoulder blades?

Does emphysema cause back pain between shoulder blades?

Yes: Emphysema can change the accessory respiratory musculature which can lead to musculo-skeletal pain throughout the thoracic area. In between the shoulder blades specifically, rhomboids can spasm when someone holds their shoulders back and tries to breath in the classic emphysema posture.Stretching, gentle massage and light strength training all can aid in avoiding this pain. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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Have pain between shoulder blades when breathing?

RHOMBOID MUSCLES: Trigger points in the rhomboids and/or the serratus anterior or posterior muscles. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on side of ribs under arm pit, sometimes moves back near shoulder blades?

Costochondritis?: Superficial chest wall pain in young women is very common. If you press gently on the painful area and find a spot that's tender to the touch -- but not red, hot, or swollen -- that might be it. See an md if you have fever, cough, weight loss, bloody sputum, wheezing, or shortness of breath. Costochondritis is harmless and often due to stress. See the mayoclinic.Com discussion on this topic. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Levin
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