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Mom has back pain around the shoulder blade area, right side of the body.She said it hurts especially when she's taking a breath.What could cause this?

Mom has back pain around the shoulder blade area, right side of the body.She said it hurts especially when she's taking a breath.What could cause this?

Depends: Peri scapular pain can be from either cervical or shoulder problems. But if pain is exacerbated by deep breath then either inflammation of lining of lungs ( pluritis) or inflammation of rib joint can be the cause. Nsaids may be first thing to try. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I get major pain in my shoulder blade area of my back. To the point it's like I don't want to breath because the pain gets so bad. Any idea of cause?

Be seen: If you get back pain that is bad enough to cause trouble with your breathing, you should be seen to rule out a pulmonary or cardiac cause, includingg a pulmonary embolism. That being said, a pinched nerve in the mid back, or a peri scapular bursitis can cause similar symptoms and simple treatments are available which are effective. It would probably require an exam and studies to diagnose. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve in elbow cause pain in shoulder/shoulder blade area?

Can a pinched nerve in elbow cause pain in shoulder/shoulder blade area?

No: A pinched nerve around the elbow will only cause problems from the elbow down to the fingers. However, the same symptoms often represent a pinched nerve in the neck, which can feel like a pinched nerve in the elbow. Many of these resolve on their own. If it persists, you can get it examined to get a clearer answer. ...Read more

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Left lower outer chest area with sharp pain radiating to shoulder blade. What is the possible cause?23/m with history of gastritis and tenting of left diap

Left lower outer chest area with sharp pain radiating to shoulder blade. What is the possible cause?23/m with history of gastritis and tenting of left diap

Likely GI, but...: In general, such a pain does not sound like heart pain, which is what most people would be concerned about.However, young people can have heart attacks. Such things as family history, smoking, gender, other diseases like high BP and diabetes increase the risk.However, i would think musculoskeletal or GI like reflux more likely.Bad pain, worsening, radiation, nausea, sweating or short breath-be seen. ...Read more

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Muscle cramping in area just below the shoulder blade on left side of body, what are the causes?

Muscle cramping in area just below the shoulder blade on left side of body, what are the causes?

Several options: Overuse, muscle sprain/strain, and localized inflammation are possible causes. It is also possible to have pathology within the chest (for example, a lesion on the back part of the chest wall) which could result in cramping in that area. A pinched nerve (i.e. Thoracic radiculopathy) is another possibility. ...Read more

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Pain in r shoulder blade area that is tender when pushed on and makes r arm ache. Would any internal organ, aorta, gallbladder causes feel like that?

Pain in r shoulder blade area that is tender when pushed on and makes r arm ache. Would any internal organ, aorta, gallbladder causes feel like that?

Possibly: usually, gallbladder or aortic pain would not feel worse with pressure on the scapula. Have you been doing any physical activity? Sometimes, certain exercises and activities strain the rhomboids and infraspinatus muscles causing similar pain. If you're not getting better, get checked out. ...Read more