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When I Eat Or Swallow I Have Pain Inbetween My Shoulder Blades Like Stabbing Pain
I understand I need to quit smoking - when I smoke I get severe stabbing pain in lymph from jaw to clavicle on each side, not when I swallow, why?
Smoking cessation: Congrats on understanding the link between smoking and many diseases. See your doc to rule out medical conditions. You MAY be anxious when you smoke and it triggers anxiety manifested in your jaw. Clinical hypnosis can help w/smoking cessation. See www. Asch. Net for referrals. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I have had excruciating stabbing pain in my upper right side of my back. Under my shoulder blade. Can you please tell me what it could be?
If the pain: Is worse with positional change or movement, it could be due to misalignment of thoracic vertebrae from bad posture or workplace ergonomics. If you don't have any chest tightness, sweating or shortness or breath, then try simple things like rolling your back on a foam roller to see if they'll realign. Then see an osteopath or a physical therapist. ...Read more
See Orthopedist: Commonly, shoulder blade pain can be from the neck or bursitis around the blade. The abdomen, heart and neck can also refer pain to the shoulder region. Ribcage pain from rib joints can cause pain around the shoulder blades. Shoulder problems such as arthritis, labral tears, instability, tendinitis, rotator cuff tears, bursitis, painful bony spurs etc may need to be considered as well. See ortho. ...Read more
Muscular: In all probability it is muscular, however, if it is a long term or re-occurring problem, I would at least ask my doc for a chest x-ray. ...Read more
Scapula Pain: Inflammation can occur underneath the shoulder blade where there is a bursa. This is called scapulothoracic bursitis and can be treated with therapy, NSAIDS, pain medications, and possibly a steroid injection. Make an appointment with an Orthopaedic shoulder surgeon to be evaluated and discuss treatment options. Take care, Joe Wilson. ...Read more
Shoulder blade pain: Shoulder blade pain may, in some cases, be a manifestation of irritation of the diaphragm. This symptom should be evaluated by a physician immediately. ...Read more
What does it mean when you have a stabbing pain at the base of your left shoulder blade in your back?
No trauma?: If you have not experienced a trauma, then the likely etiology of your pain is an irritated nerve in your neck. Anti-inflammatories and a formal course of physical therapy is the first line of treatment. An examination with an orthopaedic surgeon including xrays of both your neck and shoulder can help confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more
Pain near middle left back near shoulder blade but more towards the middle. Not constant. But it is a stabbing pain?
Get screening: You definitely need to make sure all your screening diagnostic tests are upto date and negative. Thereafter consider a vacation, and a message. Placing something from freezer in a thin towel and placing on area will help. Maybe and I believe it is most likely muscle spasm from stress. But again, make sure you don't ignore the first line above. Taking an anti-inflammatory if you have good Kidneys 2 ...Read more
Burning stabbing pain like hot needles between shoulder blades & spine on right side of back that comes & goes, could it be a trapped nerve?
A few options:
Sharp pain in the periscapular area can be related to myofascial (muscle) strain, primarily rhomboid, serratus, and infraspinatus muscles. If the pain radiates toward the front, consider intercostal neuralgia (an irritation of the nerve associated with each rib).
If the pain is at the upper shoulder blade radiating out toward the shoulder, it may be a suprascapular neuralgia. ...Read more
6+ month been having sharp stabbing pain under right shoulder blade, accompanied with achey neck sometimes pain can last for few day to few weeks. Help?
It depends: There are many possible causes. An irritation of a nerve in the thoracic pain can cause pain to radiate around one side of the trunk. A gallbladder problem can cause pain radiating into the right side as can a lung and kidney problem. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually tell the cause. Consider being checked. Thank you for the question. ...Read more
Hi, I am a 29 year old M and am experiencing a “stabbing” pain under my right shoulder blade. Yesterday I climbed a tree and thinkthat mightbe problem?
Pain management: Agood pain management specialist would be your best bet. These docs can be trained either in anesthesiology, physiatry, or neurology. Ask for a board certified interventional pain specialist. They would be able to differentiate between myofascial pain, and intercostal neuralgia. ...Read more
For the last week I have sharp stabbing pain in my left shoulder blade which causes some pain in the arm. What could this be?
Strain: Sounds like you may have a rib or upper back out of place. See your doctor and make an appointment with a chiropractor as well. ...Read more
I have a burning/stabbing pain in right shoulder blade that has been coming on more at night. Also I have a patch of skin there which has no feeling?
Spine Pain Options: This pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more
Burning stabbing pain in between shoulder blades and spine down to mid back? Hurts on both sides but worse on left
A few ideas: Burning pain=often nerve pain.Stabbing=usually musculoskeletal. If you have both between shoulders w/more on 1 side, this is common w/ thoracic spine & rib dysfunction. Nerves may be getting stretched or pinched, muscles spasmed, & blood flow compromised. A good history & phys, incl osteopathic hands-on exam may find cause. Treatments may include pain meds, prolotherapy, manipulation, neuroprolo, etc ...Read more
Stabbing pain in left shoulder blade and left side of abdomen, abdomen feels normal, could be linked to endometriosis?
U could be right.: Your ibs can contribute to ur symptoms. Follow up nevertheless with ur dr and get checked for ruptured intestines, peritonitis/ inflamed lining of the abdominal wall etc. Take care! Http://digestive. Niddk. Nih. Gov/ddiseases/pubs/ibs/ http://www. Medicinenet. Com/script/main/mobileart. Asp? Articlekey=356. ...Read more
I have a sharp stabbing pain going from my left chest through to my back shoulder blade...Should I go to the doctor? The pain comes and goes
Sharp chest pain: Yes, you should go to the nearest er and see your physician. These symptoms must not be taken lightly as they may suggest serious medical conditions like heart attack, aortic dissection, blood clots in the lungs, atypical chest pain from gerd seems less likely. Further work up is necessary to exclude serious conditions. ...Read more
Sudden sharp stabbing pain under left shoulder blade down through ribs, comes and goes on and off, rest/hear/ice does not help?
Pain: Sounds like this came on at rest. Have you been coughing or having a fever? Does the pain worsen with a breath. Although you have tried rest and thermal measures have you tried an NSAID? If you find yourself coughing, fever or persistent symptoms especially if symptoms worsen with breathing you should get checked. ...Read more
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