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What causes constant pain behind left rib cage that seems to radiate to left shoulder blade?

What causes constant pain behind left rib cage that seems to radiate to left shoulder blade?

See below: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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What causes numbness, pain and cold sensation behind the left shoulder blade? Hard to lift left arm, overuse or something more serious?

What causes numbness, pain and cold sensation behind the left shoulder blade? Hard to lift left arm, overuse or something more serious?

You may have : Notalgia paresthetica, an uncommon irritation of nerves over the mid shoulder blade, but if there is a winging this is a problem with long thoracic nerve, and if weak over shoulder may involve suprascapular nerve. Since many possibilities, have your doc do an exam and see what is the most likely answer. ...Read more

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Back pain under shoulder blade that radiates around into chest behind breast on right side, right forearm pain...what is the cause?

Back pain under shoulder blade that radiates around into chest behind breast on right side, right forearm pain...what is the cause?

R/O THORACIC DISC: Given the Nature and duration of your symptoms I would be concerned with arthritis or herniation of a disc in the thoracic region. T4-6 You need to be examined have labs checked. Thoracic spine X-ray and thoracic MRI. TX : Consists of PT/ NSAIDS/MUSCLE RELAXANT/GABAPENTIN/LYRICA/SAVELLA). GLUTEN FREE DIET(. WHOLEAPPROACH.COM GUTBLISS.COM) ...Read more

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Is it possible that gas can get trapped under the shoulder blade and the spinal area behind the neck? My mom was diagnosed with otitis media with enfusion and now is having sharp pains in her neck shoulder blade and arms we don't know what's the cause of

Is it possible that gas can get trapped under the shoulder blade and the spinal area behind the neck? My mom was diagnosed with otitis media with enfusion and now is having sharp pains in her neck  shoulder blade and arms we don't know what's the cause of

No, not possible: There really is no condition of gas being trapped under a shoulder blade or in the neck region. These are soft tissue areas that do not have connection with anything that forms gas. If she is having neck pain, it most likely emanates from the cervical disc region and may represents degenerative cervical disc disease or a herniated disc. Plain x-rays will not likely show this, aside from arthritis. ...Read more

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I have pain behind my shoulder blade radiating to the elbow and wrist.

I have pain behind my shoulder blade radiating to the elbow and wrist.

Referred pain: It's likely referred pain, with the cervical spine or neck being the source. You likely have some disc disease and are having nerve pain related to the problem in your neck, and are feeling the pain where these nerves travel, likely a lower C spine disc being the problem ...Read more

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I quit smoking 2 weeks ago after 30 yrs. No coughing (!) and a little cranky. But upper back pain (not sharp) behind my shoulder blade. Is this normal?

Congratulations: So glad to hear that you are smoke free! the back pain is not likely related, especially since you are not coughing. Please get checked by a doc. Don't let it become a conscious or unconscious way to slip back into your old habit. You are getting better with each passing day. Peace and good health! ...Read more