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What can I do if I have upper back pain under the left shoulder blade?

Anti-inflammatory

Upper back pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. It is common for this type of pain to refer to the head as well as shoulder blade. Early treatment options include a short course of NSAIDS (Advil, Aleve), gentle massage, moist heat, and focusing on posture. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician.
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Sudden severe upper back pain came out of nowhere on left Side around shoulder blade. It's paralyzing. Cannot move.Causes?treatment? exercisedaily.32F

sudden pain

It could be a muscle spasm (cramp). Muscle spasms can be some of the sharpest and most severe pains. However, if it does not improve in a day or two, medical attention is needed for further examination. Did it start after or during a workout? any additional symptoms?
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I have had upper back pain under right shoulder present one year but not at rest. This week has shifted to left. I do have fast pulse 116. And cervical sstenosis. Could this be my heart?

Back pain

The pain is more likely to be related to your cervical spine than your heart.
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Is upper back pain, seeming to come from under the shoulder blade, actually shoulder (not back) pain?

I can be....

This type of pain can be caused by either a back or shoulder problem or both. Commonly caused by tendonitis of the shoulder that causes increased friction between the shoulder blade where it rubs against the spine and ribs,
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What can i do for upper back pain under my shoulder blade?

Many treatments

First have thoracic and possibly cervical MRI. Cardiac tests to rule our heart problems. If MRI shows bulging/ herniated disc, thoracic epidural steroid injects, non steroid anti-inflammatory agents, muscle relaxants, low dose anti depression agents, neurontin or topa, chiropractic or physical therapy, ultrasound treatments, hydrotherapy, acupuncture, massage therapy, daily stretching, narcotics.
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What can i do for my upper back pain under the right shoulder blade?

stretch + injection

This is something I see commonly. It can be caused by several conditions, but usually responds to a simple stretching and exercise program and NSAIDs like Motrin taken regularly for a couple weeks. If it persists, cortisone injection in the area of pain can be very helpful. This condition almost always resolved, but can take a frustratingly long time to do so!
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When I wake up I have very bad upper back pain between and under my shoulder blades. Why?

Old Mattress?

Hopw old is your mattress? Maybe you need a new one. Sounds like muscle spasm. Try taking NSAIDs along with heat. You can get a massage. If all else fails see your PCP who can prescribe a muscle relaxer.
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Upper back pain in the same spot present for one year. On right under shoulder blade. Not present at rest only with activity. Ct six months ago clear.

This could be the

result of a chronic muscle injury or referred pain from neck. It is something structural meaning muscle or skeletal as it occurs with activity & better with rest. It may be a local muscle that was injured & is now shortened due to prior injury or a cervical (neck) spine structure referring pain to this region or even a shoulder issue including a nerve entrapment in the shoulder. See orthopedist.
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I've been waking up with upper back pain mostly between left shoulder blade and spine. Hurts when I breath and can feel it in my left lung/ chest.?

See your doctor

It could be any number of things, some of which possibly are dangerous. Dee your doctor as soon as possible.
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What could be the cause of upper back pain below shoulder blade?

Several

Muscle spasm is a likely cause. Another possible and more serious cause is irritation of the lining of the chest cavity and lungs. This pain is usually worse with a deep breath.
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