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What Does Severe Pain Mid Back Below Shoulder Blades
Go to ER: Severe pain lasting that long needs to be worked up in the er. ...Read more
How to tell if I cracked a rib, or just injured a muscle in center of mid back, below shoulder blades? Pain when bending but not if stationary.
Get an x-ray: An x-ray would be necessary to diagnose a fractured rib. Usually a fractured rib would be painful with movement, deep breathing or coughing. It would also be tender on feeling it. The center of the back would be an unusual location for a rib fracture--it should be off to one side or the other. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Kidney stone?: Your symptoms sound most like a kidney stone, but with the severity of your pain, a trip to the er is in order. ...Read more
Muscular Pain: It seems you have pain in the muscles either due to strained muscles or an inflammation in the muscles.You need to take a combination of non steroidal pain medication arond the clock like naprisyn 500 mgm twicw a day or Ibuprofen 400 mgm every six hours.And muscle relaxants like cyclobenzaprin 3 times a day. So check with your doctor and find out exactly what you need. ...Read more
I have been having pain from my mid back to my shoulder blade. Can it be posture? Or maybe how im sleeping? I've had it for 2months.
Having sudden severe pain in mid back which also extends to neck. How long to wait before seeing doctor?
Common complaint: Poor posture leads to a muscle strain and back/neck pain. Most patients do not have a serious spinal problem. However if your pain accompanied by neurological deficiency (numbness, weakness) call a doctor. Moist heat, stretch exercises NSAID (otc) aleve (naproxen) and good mattress are very helpful. If concerned see pcp for further investigation. ...Read more
Mid back pain starts just below shoulder blades and radiates around to the front just below breasts left worse than right What is possible cause?
Upper back pain: This is radicular pain from an irritated nerve root exiting from the thoracic 7/8 region. Inflammation of the rib head as it attaches to the spine is common. Other causes include muscle/tendon strain or a pinched nerve from a herniated disc. Anti-inflammatory medications, massage, and ice packs may relieve the pain. If the symptoms persist, then see your medical doctor. ...Read more
Discomfort in mid back, just below shoulder blades. Find it harder to take deep breaths & deep breaths cause discomfort in mid to left side of chest?
Neuralgia: Pain radiating from under the shoulder blade around to under the breast may be due to compression(pinch) of a thoracic nerve as it travels along the under side of the rib. Sleeping in an awkward position is one cause. The pain can be severe. It is usually a temporary problem but can last for several weeks. If OTC NSAIDS don't help gabapentin can be very effective. ...Read more
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