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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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In April, I started getting pain from the bottom of my neck down to my left shoulder &arm. I've been for physio and an X-ray which said I had superspinatus tendon. I took anti inflam for a few days but the pain hasn't stopped. Should I see a specialist?

In April, I started getting pain from the bottom of my neck down to my left shoulder &arm. I've been for physio and an X-ray which said I had superspinatus tendon. I took anti inflam for a few days but the pain hasn't stopped. Should I see a specialist?

It's now: SEPTEMBER and you should definitely seek a second opinion. Just a thought but your NECK may be the "culprit" A pinched nerve between the 6th and 7th CERVICAL VERTEBRAE may be causing your pain. NOT your shoulder!
Hope this is helpful!

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I've had an EKG and X-Ray done everything is normal but I keep having pain in my left shoulder and sometimes my chest area by my breast but it comes?

I've had an EKG and X-Ray done everything is normal but I keep having pain in my left shoulder and sometimes my chest area by my breast but it comes?

There are many: Alternative reasons for shoulder and chest pain. It is unlikely that this is cardiac with a normal EKG and CXR. Most commonly it is musculo skeletal and physical therapy will help. Sometimes it is related to cervical nerve compression. Your health care provider should be able to figure it out. ...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

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I have bump on left shoulder at top and is very sore, I got z xray they said they did not see any thing, probably inflame and will go away but has not?

I have bump on left shoulder at top and is very sore, I got z xray they said they did not see any thing, probably inflame and will go away but has not?

Possibly: Acromioclavicular arthritis. An orthopedic surgeon or physical medicine physician may be able to help. If the ac joint is inflamed injected steroids can often soothe symptoms. ...Read more

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Pain at top of my breath under left ribs and in left shoulder. Also rubbing sound. I've had a chest xray which was clear. Its been about 4 months.

Pain at top of my breath under left ribs and in left shoulder. Also rubbing sound. I've had a chest xray which was clear. Its been about 4 months.

Could be pleurisy: The pain may be due to pleurisy due to an underlying inflammation of the lining of the lung which would not always show on a CXR. Also, it could be costocondritis which is an inflammation of the rib cartilages best treated with antiinflammatory drugs such as Aleve (naproxen) or Advil. If your symptoms continue, you should see you local physician. ...Read more

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I have left shoulder stiffness and discomfort irradiating up the left side of my neck. Xray didn't reveal anything broken. What should I do? Mri?

PT: Physical therapy might help. Are you doing heavy lifting with that arm? It does not need that. Have you tried ice or heat? Have you tried regular use of therapeutic doses of Ibuprofen or Naproxen? Are you sleeping on your left side? Did you injure your shoulder? Have you tried sleeping on your back with your left arm slightly supported? Good luck! Shoulders can hurt! ...Read more

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After bloody sputum, nothing was really found on the chest xray, im feeling pain in my left shoulder and left chest is this related to any heart prob?

After bloody sputum, nothing was really found on the chest xray, im feeling pain in my left shoulder and left chest is this related to any heart prob?

Bloody sputum: Is very concerning at your young age. You are from Pakistan where TB is endemic. Your doctor should be concerned about TB before anything else. A "normal" chest xray does not mean you are clear. Left chest pain could be caused by pleural lung disease. It CAN indicate heart problems, but not common for 18 year old. Did you have an EKG? Additional evaluation is needed for your symptoms. ...Read more

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Sharp-tight pain up under left rib & in left shoulder blad worse if eat. Keep clearing throat but nothing there. Bloods xray scan all clear??

Sharp-tight pain up under left rib & in left shoulder blad worse if eat. Keep clearing throat but nothing there. Bloods xray scan all clear??

Pancreatic problem: If u drink alcohol stop. U may have kidney stones. I may need an endoscopy to look for a stomach ulcer. Try to take OTC Prilosec for 2-3 days and see if pain improves. Drink lot of water but not with meals. Check if have blood in urine, it may be a left kidney stone sometimes ...Read more

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Been to ER several times with chest pains that have gotten worse. Sharp pains woke me and left shoulder/burns. Normal cbc, echo, stress, ekg, xray.

Stomach/esophagus: If you have not been hooked to an EKG during an episode of pain, you should get further cardiac workup: rule out coronary spasm.

If the ED physicians ruled out heart problems, you should see a gastroenterologist; possible further workup includes manometry (checking the tightness of your esophagus), esophageal pH (checking for acid reflux), and an EGD ("upper endoscopy"). ...Read more

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Something showing on left lung on chest xray doc said could be infection have to have CT scan no symptoms except pain in left shoulder blade been ther?

Continue evaluation: Any lesion detected in the lung by imaging studies should be followed up by further detailed imaging, like ct scanning, etc. Then there may be a need for bronchoscopy with transbroncial biopsy, trans thoracic biopsy or even open surgery if necessary. But one step at a time. It sounds like you have an excellent doctor who is proceeding methodically to establish an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Left and right shoulder pain for past 4 years M.R.I and X-RAY negative  many different medications prescribed newest being Cymbalta (duloxetine) but nothing helps.

Left and right shoulder pain for past 4 years M.R.I and X-RAY negative  many different medications prescribed newest being Cymbalta (duloxetine) but nothing helps.

Osteopathy: I would highly recommend finding an osteopathic doctor (a D.O.) who does Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) who specializes in diagnosing the musculoskeletal system and treating it with their hands and manipulations. It's highly effective, I practice it myself and have had a very successful practice doing so. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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I had an X-ray of the shoulder. Results were moderate to advanced into joint disease of the left acromioclavicular joint. What does this mean?

I had an X-ray of the shoulder. Results were moderate to advanced into joint disease of the left acromioclavicular joint. What does this mean?

That's the only thng: All that means is that u have arthritic change in the ac joint. If no other findings, if this is symptomatic a simple ac resection will take care of the problem. This will b of help only if this is very symptomatic ; ur only complaint. B sure u r not missing anything else in the image findings. ...Read more

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Fell 2 mnths ago, got bad pain in left upper shoulder blade beneath collarbone, kneck, pulsing pain in top of head. Had a normal x ray. No MRI done.

Poss neck disk: When you get pain in the back of your shoulder blade and it radiates up your neck, think of a herniated disk in your neck. Xrays are often normal look for pain radiating down arm into hand, pain aggravated when extending you neck and turning to either side. If you still have symptoms after 3-4 weeks and some therapy, might need a MRI of your neck good luck ...Read more

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When I put my chin to my chest n stretch neck down to the left, I get pain by my shoulder blade and some tingling in right arm. Neck X-ray was fine?

When I put my chin to my chest n stretch neck down to the left, I get pain by my shoulder blade and some tingling in right arm. Neck X-ray was fine?

Cervical disc issue?: A disc between neck bones can weaken ; stretch or even break and leak a jelly center onto the nearby nerves. When you flex the neck and the disk bulges, it may put pressure on a nerve and temporarily cause the described symptoms. Either stop stretching that far or see a physical therapist or even a neurosurgeon to look into the matter further. ...Read more

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Cramp-like/aching left side chest pain. I sometimes feel it shift through to my shoulder. 21, active. Good EKG, heart enzymes, and X-ray 2 weeks ago.

Cramp-like/aching left side chest pain. I sometimes feel it shift through to my shoulder. 21, active. Good EKG, heart enzymes, and X-ray 2 weeks ago.

Muscular or anxiety: At your age and with normal blood work as well as ECG it's unlikely you are having a heart attack. ...Read more

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What could a painful, hard, non movable lump on 9 month old sons left clavicle area be?? When X-ray shows normal 2 times??

What could a painful, hard, non movable lump on 9 month old sons left clavicle area be?? When X-ray shows normal 2 times??

Lump: It is probably an enlarged lymph node and likely benign. It could be a cyst of some kind, but that's less likely. Why was it xrayed twice? See your pediatrician. The baby should be examined for other "lumps" particularly in both axillae, groin, and opposite neck area. I would check the baby's CBC to make sure the white count wasn't ominous. ...Read more

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X-ray of right shoulder hurt a lot. Why so ruff?

X-ray of right shoulder hurt a lot. Why so ruff?

Painful X-ray: Most x-ray technicians are very careful when positioning patients for imaging. Sometimes the problem they are taking the x-rays for may cause positional discomfort. Thus, the procedure of getting the films may temporarily worsen the pain. Sorry about that. ...Read more

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How soon should I have a X-ray for a shoulder injury?

How soon should I have a X-ray for a shoulder injury?

It depends: It depends on the type of injury. X-rays are mostly useful for an injury to a bone or joint displacement, although sometimes we can see signs of inflammation on them as well. If the injury is a muscle strain, tendon or ligament injury, the xray won't show it. Significant direct trauma to the shoulder should be x-rayed right away. At about 10 days out, a very small break not seen before may be seen. ...Read more

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My right shoulder x-ray reported "degenerative changes", what does it mean? Thanks!

My right shoulder x-ray reported "degenerative changes", what does it mean? Thanks!

Wear and tear: "Degenerative changes" means that the shoulder joint shows evidence of what you might call "wear and tear." Could be due to arthritis (osteoarthritis), overuse, prior injury, etc. It also means there is no quick fix for the shoulder pain. Physical therapy, exercises as tolerated, and possibly anti-inflammatory medications could be helpful. ...Read more

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I fell a week ago and I hurt my shoulders. My right shoulder has been hurting and medicine is not helping. X-ray shows not broken.?

Soft tissue injury: You could have soft tissue injury, that is the tissues around the bone and not the bone itself. If your symptoms persist you may need a more advanced study such as mri. ...Read more

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What would cloudiness in shoulder X-ray indicate?

What would cloudiness in shoulder X-ray indicate?

"Cloudiness": Is not a radiology term and conveys no useful information. ...Read more

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My shoulder has been hurting since yesterday morning. What does this mean and what should I do? Get an x-ray?

My shoulder has been hurting since yesterday morning. What does this mean and what should I do? Get an x-ray?

Anything happen?: You mention that the shoulder hurts. But did you hurt yourself? Work? Fall? It is difficult to make recommendations without more history. If there is an injury then an X-ray is a good idea. Exercising or sports injury maybe an MRI. If you haven't seen your doctor then that might be a good start ...Read more

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My shoulder just started hurting yesterday morning. What does this mean? And what do I have? And do I have to go to hospital for an X-ray

My shoulder just started hurting yesterday morning. What does this mean? And what do I have? And do I have to go to hospital for an X-ray

Need more info: The shoulder "hurting" may be secondary to a variety of reasons.
Need more history, description of the pain, where it goes, what movements make it painful, etc.

Would suggest just warm moist packs, 3 times per day for about 15 min. If still painful in 2-3 days, or worsening, or new symptoms, then would suggest MD visit. ...Read more

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I have dharp pain with pressurre in my back onbleft side below shoulder blade. They found a 5mm shadow in an x-ray. The pain is really bad @ night?

I have dharp pain with pressurre in my back onbleft side below shoulder blade. They found a 5mm shadow in an x-ray. The pain is really bad @ night?

Ask "they"...: Sounds like you have already seen a medical professional for your symptoms if you have had an x-ray. It is not clear what type of x-ray you had or where the shadow was in a lung or in a bony structure. In any respect, the physician who ordered the study would be the most qualified person to give you an idea of diagnosis and rec. Further treatment. ...Read more

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I was in an auto accident in sept. And I have pain in my left shoulder. The doctors have x-rayed and don't see anything wrong, but it really hurts. What should I do?

See a specialist: There are many injuries that don't show up on an xray. It is time to seek the evaluation of an orthopaedic surgeon. If necessary he will order an MRI to assist his evaluation. ...Read more