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Why am i having upper back pain left side under shoulder blade?

Why am i having upper back pain left side under shoulder blade?

Very common: Very common to have pain in that area, especially during the computer age. Always ask for a chest x-ray just to be safe, but muscles and daily living are probably the issue. ...Read more

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Upper Back Pain (Definition)

Upper back pain is discomfort or pain in the back at the level of the rib cage to the neck. While upper back pain is not as common as low back pain, the causes are often the same and include muscle strain or irritation (most common), injury to the spine leading to slipped disc or degeneration, or the pinching of a ...Read more


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How to treat severe upper back pain left side?

How to treat severe upper back pain left side?

Severe back pain: Anytime i hear severe, i would suggest a physician evaluate. Regarding the location, pain upper left (near shoulder blade) can suggest muscle spasm/tendinitis of shoulder, thoracic spine/disk problem, lung/heart disease, stomach/pancreas/spenic disorder. Seeing an md could help to determine the actual location and determine appropriate testing to get a diagnosis. Too little information. ...Read more

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Have upper back pain, left side, started small area, now spreading some, hurts with soft touches and tshirt on, no brushing , didn't fall or hit myself?

Have upper back pain, left side, started small area, now spreading some, hurts with soft touches and tshirt on, no brushing , didn't fall or hit myself?

Rash: If you are developing a rash as well this may be shingles. See you pcp sooner than later if there is a rash. This condition is best treated early on. ...Read more

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Upper back pain left side arm pain rib pain all on left side for 20 days now. Been experiencing heavy heart beat when lieing down. I'm 19 male?

Upper back pain left side arm pain rib pain all on left side for 20 days now. Been experiencing heavy heart beat when lieing down. I'm 19 male?

Go see your doctor: There are a lot of things that could cause these symptoms. Go see your doctor to examine you and figure out what could be causing yours. It could be things as simple as panic attacks, to things as significant as emergency heart related problems. ...Read more

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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 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? ...Read more

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33 weeks pregnant w/ upper back pain, left shoulder blade.Goes across my whole back @ times during the day makes me not want to breath bc of pain. Norm?

33 weeks pregnant w/ upper back pain, left shoulder blade.Goes across my whole back @ times during the day makes me not want to breath bc of pain. Norm?

Back pain: With rapid weight gain during the third trimester and loosening of ligaments and tendons in preparation for delivery it is not uncommon to have pain in up and down the spine. Make sure that your bras are fitting properly to off load the stress of increasing breast size on your neck and shoulders. See your obstetrician for evaluation of your pain. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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What can cause the upper back pain between the shoulder blade,one side of your rib and chest to swell and with needle like pain?

Nerve impingement: Nerve impingement can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain, dizziness and nausea. Prevention treatment is always recommended. This condition must be professionally managed. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. It is the same as a pinched nerve. ...Read more

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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back is also known as Back pain. Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


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Back Pain (Definition)

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