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They did an X-ray of my left shoulder and he said my spine looks like an s. Now I need surgery. What can I expect from the surgery?

They did an X-ray of my left shoulder and he said my spine looks like an s. Now I need surgery. What can I expect from the surgery?

Age counts: At 48, your scoliosis has probably been there for a while and you need to get multiple opinions on the best way to approach tx. Need to ask success rate and experience of individual doing the procedure. May want to consider going to a spine center for another opinion ...Read more

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Can you tell me if on my left shoulder then did an X-ray and he said my spine looks like an s and now I need surgery?

Can you tell me if on my left shoulder then did an X-ray and he said my spine looks like an s and now I need surgery?

Scoliosis: you certainly would want to discuss this directly with your physician, but one possible explanation was that you were noted to have one shoulder higher than the other prompting an X-ray of the spine in which you were then found to have scoliosis. In general, if the scoliosis is larger than 45-50 degrees, they will tend to relentlessly progress and surgery is recommended. ...Read more

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Help! sharp pain in left shoulder blade that shoots pain through chest! should I have had a X-ray too or is just a ECG ok?

Help! sharp pain in left shoulder blade that shoots pain through chest! should I have had a X-ray too or is just a ECG ok?

See doctor soon: If this pain occurs frequently you should have a complete evaluation not just and ekg and xray. The pain may be coming from the lungs or the blood vessels from the heart. ...Read more

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Chest X-ray showed enlarged blood vessel, now have pain under left shoulder blade when breathing and coughing, dr hasn't returned my calls-please help?

Chest X-ray showed enlarged blood vessel, now have pain under left shoulder blade when breathing and coughing, dr hasn't returned my calls-please help?

Hard to say: There are many vessels shown on a chest x-ray. Without knowing just which one i can't give you an exact answer. One thing you have going for you is your young age. At your age you are unlikely having a heart attack or aortic dissection. The pain and enlarged vessel may also be unrelated. However, if you can't get an answer from your doc you need to go to an er asap. ...Read more

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I have sharp pain below my left shoulder. X-ray, CT scan, and EKG show nothing but small cysts on liver and kidneys. Where could pain radiate from?

I have sharp pain below my left shoulder. X-ray, CT scan, and EKG show nothing but small cysts on liver and kidneys. Where could pain radiate from?

Systematic workup: Pain under left shoulder could come from several causes. Your doctor should take a detailed history and physical exam, then order appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Pin point pain between left shoulder blade and spine. I've had chest x rays and stuff nothing there. Comes and goes for months.. Ideas?

Pin point pain between left shoulder blade and spine. I've had chest x rays and stuff nothing there. Comes and goes for months.. Ideas?

That is a place: where there are often trigger points - tight roapy bands that can lead to pain and restrict range of motion. Scraping (Gua Sha) and acupuncture are tow options. Take care. ...Read more