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Started last night sharp pain behind right shoulder blade when breathing worse with deep breath, radiates into right neck and arm-seems better today??

Started last night sharp pain behind right shoulder blade when breathing worse with deep breath, radiates into right neck and arm-seems better today??

Could be a: pinched nerve in your NECK (C6-7) If gets worse a cervical exam/neuro eval and possible cervical MRI study may be indicate! Discuss with your PCP (Primary Care Provider) Hope this helps! Dr Z

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Getting v uncomfortable burning pain either under or behind right shoulder blade. Sometimes spreads down back. More prominent when active. Any ideas?

Getting v uncomfortable burning pain either under or behind right shoulder blade. Sometimes spreads down back. More prominent when active. Any ideas?

Nerve impingement: Can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain and burning pain. This condition must be professionally managed. See an interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. See your dentist for tooth pain.

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What can cause a dent in your right shoulder blade?

What can cause a dent in your right shoulder blade?

Seek examination: It is possible that you have either a nerve injury to the muscles of your shoulder or you could have an injury to the tendon and the dent is a result of atrophy of the muscle from lack of use. I would recommend a visit with your local orthopedic surgeon for evaluation, examination and possible imaging if necessary.

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Continue pain in right shoulder blade what can be the cause?

Continue pain in right shoulder blade what can be the cause?

Depends: Pain in this area can have many causes, from a herniated disc in here neck to simple overuse or postural issues. A more thorough history of your symptoms and physical exam are needed to advise you.

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Have a deep pain above right shoulder blade, what causes the pain?

Have a deep pain above right shoulder blade, what causes the pain?

Many possibilities: The differential is long but here are a few of the more common considerations: referred pain from the cervical spine (particularly c5 which supplies some of the muscles of the scapula), intrinsic shoulder pathology (impingement syndrome, rotator cuff tears...), brachial neuritis (parsonage turner syndrome) and entrapment neuropathies (dorsal scapular nerve). Please meet with your doc. Good luck.

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Continues pain in lower right shoulder blade what can be the cause?

Continues pain in lower right shoulder blade what can be the cause?

Musculoskeletal: There could be many causes for pain. It could be bone, muscle or radiated pain from somewhere else. You may wanna go to pcp and get checked.

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What causes pain in the right shoulder blade and what medicine do you suggest?

See your doctor: Several things can cause pain in the shoulder. You should see your doctor for a thorough evaluation. Only through this can he/she tell you what's going on and wha to do for it.

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What causes pain on the right shoulder blade and what medicine should I take for it?

Not simple.: Assuming no trauma to that site, shoulder pain can be arthritis, gall bladder disease, or even a peculiar lung tumor called a pancoast tumor. Start with primary doctor, she/he will take a history, physical, do some blood work and get a plain chest x-ray and shoulder x-rays.

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What can cause sharp pain under the right shoulder blade?

Muscle Pain: There are some muscles that attach right on the shoulder blade called the rhomboid muscles and you may have strained one of those at the attachment. Usually we use these muscles when our arm is above our shoulder so perhaps some activity strained this. If pain doesn't resolve over next seven days or so you should get checked as sometimes the lungs can cause pain around the shoulder blade.

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What could cause sharp pain under the right shoulder blade?

What could cause sharp pain under the right shoulder blade?

Referred Pain?: The same nerves that innervate the diaphragm go to the shoulder, as well. Therefore, anything that irritates the diaphragm, such as gallbladder or liver problems, can be "referred" to the shoulder. If the only symptom is shoulder pain (ie, no abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, etc), I would search for other causes such as a muscle pull, arthritis.

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Sharp stinging pain around the right shoulder blade area. What could be the cause?

Anything from muscle: Soreness 2 pulmonary in origin. Only a visit 2 Ur PCP or internist who can do a hands on exam as well as possible imaging will get an answer, & if not referral 2 a specialist May be needed.

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Could carrying a large shoulder bag over the years cause pain under my right shoulder blade?

Could carrying a large shoulder bag over the years cause pain under my right shoulder blade?

Yes: It may put stress on the muscles supporting the shoulder blade. These muscles are important for posture and shoulder function.

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What medication can I take for the sharp pain under my shoulder blade on my right side What could cause sharp pain under the right shoulder blade?

What medication can I take for the sharp pain under my shoulder blade on my right side What could cause sharp pain under the right shoulder blade?

Pain: Pain below the shoulder is very likely muscular. It is possible you may have a pulled muscle causing sharp pain. However, at your age there are several other possibilities such as shingles. Please see your doctor for proper evaluation. Also, note any other symptoms such as shortness of breath, sweating, burning pain etc.

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What causes gas pain under your right shoulder blade?

Several options: If you've had a recent laparoscopic procedure, the gas utilized during that procedure can case shoulder pain for several days. Other than that, pain in that area could be caused by a thoracic radiculopathy or a trigger point, among other things. See a physician if symptoms persist or are severe.

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Could cervical steonosis cause pain near right shoulder blade?

Yes: Cervical stenosis can cause radiating pain anywhere from the neck, through the shoulder region and into the arm. It could also refer pain down near towards the blade, or there could be concurrent myofascial pain. With proper medication and physical therapy, if there's no neurologic compromise, the symptoms should be controlled. Should see a medical doctor.

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Pain behind the bottom right side of head for past two weeks. Radiates down to right shoulder blade?

Pain behind the bottom right side of head for past two weeks. Radiates down to right shoulder blade?

Muscle or nerve: This could be an inflamed muscle or pinched/irritated nerve. If there has been no strain or injury, I recommend applying intermittent moist heat and, if you can take them, NSAIDS like ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen). If there is worsening of pain on turning the neck, wear a soft cervical collar. See your Physician if symptoms worsen or persist and xrays May be ordered to look for arthritis or neck spurs.

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Was woken up with sharp pain in right shoulder blade and neck. What could cause something like this? (haven't been in any accidents)

Was woken up with sharp pain in right shoulder blade and neck. What could cause something like this? (haven't been in any accidents)

It can be one of: Several possibilities ranging from: muscular, cervical disc origin, shoulder issue, even gi, respiratory and cardiac etiology. If it does not resolve or worsens, see your doctor.

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I have a lump near my right shoulder blade. It causes me pain an discomfort almost all the time. Should I have this checked out?

Sure, check it out.: In a young person such as yourself, it's most likely nothing serious, like a lipoma (benign fatty mass). But you don't need to be bothered by it. Have it checked out and removed. Good luck!

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