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When I Eat Or Swallow I Have Pain Inbetween My Shoulder Blades Like Stabbing Pain
Visit your doctor: A number of things could be going on. You could have esophageal spasm, esophageal stricture (narrowing), atypical reflux symptoms, pancreatitis, or an ulcer in your stomach or duodenum. You should visit with your doctor to further investigate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Seek medical attn: Stabbing pain in your back could just be musculoskeletal however it might be due to inflammation surrounding your lungs, heart or other organs (stomach, pancreas, etc) . A physician needs to evaluate you and decide if you need imaging or other studies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a sharp stabbing pain in back at shoulder blade its a chronic pain made worse with use rubbing brings some relief but pain is fairly constant ?
Burning stabbing pain like hot needles between shoulder blades & spine on right side of back that comes & goes, could it be a trapped nerve?
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
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?
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
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