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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

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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.

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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.

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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!

DR Z

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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

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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").

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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.

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