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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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X-ray of right shoulder joint; how many pictures do they usually do?

X-ray of right shoulder joint; how many pictures do they usually do?

Varies: The number varies but it is usually between2 and 4 different views. The number of x-rays and the specific views depends upon the reason for the study. ...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. ?

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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Started working out with barbell shoulder exercises. Now I have right shoulder & collarbone discomfort. X-ray was normal. Is MRI warranted?

Started working out with barbell shoulder exercises. Now I have right shoulder & collarbone discomfort.  X-ray was normal. Is MRI warranted?

MRI will not : Solve your discomfort on your shoulder and collarbone. You may just have strained or pulled a muscle when you started exercising. Physical therapy , warm compresses and anti-inflammatory medications may help. Take it easy with your exercise. See your doctor if symptoms are getting worst ...Read more

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An X-ray showed a shadow over my liver and the bloods were high - I have lots of pain in that area going up to my right shoulder. What could it be?

An X-ray showed a shadow over my liver and the bloods were high  - I have lots of pain in that area going up to my right shoulder. What could it be?

The diaphragm: Liver or biliary tract problems can cause pressure, inflammation, and/or irritation of the diaphragm. This will cause pain in the shoulder. This should be followup up with more sophisticated imaging than a plain xray, like an MRI or ct scan. ...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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When i sit i feel a sore throbbing pain between my right shoulder blade and spine. Should i get an x-ray?

When i sit i feel a sore throbbing pain between my right shoulder blade and spine. Should i get an x-ray?

Cerv Radiculopathy: Pain here is likely a pinched nerve from arthritic pressure and/or a herniated disc, or tendinitis (levator syndrome). Aggravated by poor posture at a computer. An exam by your doc can help determine if there is significant injury deserving of further studies or treatment. No hurry if not worsening, but, should be seen if not getting better. Nonsurgical usually helps. Try salonpas hot patches. ...Read more

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I have been having pain in my right shoulder blade (been about a yr). X rays negative. Not sure if my insurance covers mri. What to do??

I have been having pain in my right shoulder blade (been about a yr). X rays negative. Not sure if my insurance covers mri. What to do??

Be seen: I would be seen by an orthopedic surgeon. A detailed exam will tell the likely causes. And if an MRI is indicated he can assist in getting it approved for you. ...Read more

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Had MRI and xray arthogram done on right shoulder. Results noted: Incidentally noted high attachment of the anterior inferior glenohumeral ligament.

Had MRI and xray arthogram done on right shoulder. Results noted: Incidentally noted high attachment of the anterior inferior glenohumeral ligament.

Should be OK: "Incidental" implies that it was stumbled upon, but not likely to be a problem. This description is not a common finding on MRIs, and I'm honestly not sure of the clinical significance. This ligament provides stability to the shoulder joint and keeps the humeral head/ball from slipping forward out of the socket/glenoid. The ordering physician, if an orthopedic specialist, should help you interpret ...Read more

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Dull ache /throb below right shoulder blade. Feels deeper than muscle. Not constant, but frequent. Duration: 6 mo Xray @ 2 mo didn't show anything.

Dull ache /throb below right shoulder blade. Feels deeper than muscle. Not constant, but frequent. Duration: 6 mo Xray @ 2 mo didn't show anything.

Referred neck pain: If the lateral x-ray of the scapula is ok, unusual tension and poor posture aggravate a mild neck arthritis. Try exercise at EHR around 125 if ur doc OKs it. The dopamine and endorphins will help relieve the tension. Rarely, if it is related to respiration it could be a sticky lung lining., More rarely a rib facet may need manipulation. ...Read more

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Have a chronic deep ache in upper right shoulder everyday for over 2 years now. I have had chest xray it was ok. What is this likely from. Rest helps

Have a chronic deep ache in upper right shoulder everyday for over 2 years now.  I have had chest xray it was ok. What is this likely from. Rest helps

Musculoskeletal: 40's female notes 2 yrs of deep ache upper r shoulder ; neg chest x-ray. Tendonitis or chronic ligament strain most likely. Atrophic superior trapeizius and chronic shoulder tilt can potentiate development of thoracic outlet syndrome. An osteopath might be best type of doctor to diagnose. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of a deep ache in right shoulder on back for over 2 years? Sometimes radiates thru right breast? Chest xray ok

What could be the cause of a deep ache in right shoulder on back for over 2 years? Sometimes radiates thru right breast?  Chest xray ok

Rotator cuff injury: This is difficult to give only one answer. Shoulder injury such a rotator cuff injury can give pain. That radiates. Chest wall muscles also can affect that area. A good examination by orthopedist abs MRI might give you the information you need. ...Read more

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If i had cancer would I have more symptoms by now? I have deep ache in right shoulder up back. Chronic 2 yrs now. Releaved by bed rest. Chest xray ok

If i had cancer would I have more symptoms by now? I have deep ache in right shoulder up back. Chronic 2 yrs now. Releaved by bed rest.  Chest xray ok

Pain in shoulder: Pain in shoulder for two years needs to be checked by your doctor or orthopedic surgeon. Needs examination and x-rays or cat scan/mri imaging to make a diagnosis and treat appropriately . You are right if you have cancer you will have more symptoms over two years time. ...Read more

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I have had severe pain under my right shoulder blade that radiates to my right rib cage in a squeezing motion. Chest xray clear and labs fine.

Strained: Sunbcapularis (Muscle under scapula) can do this. Rest and apply heat (although muscle is below the wingbone and it will take a while to get better) Hope this helps Good luck Dr Z ...Read more

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Have had a deep ache in up right shoulder for 2 years+. Mri spine ok. Chest xray ok. If i had cancer or a tumor would it presented itself before now?

Have had a deep ache in up right shoulder for 2 years+. Mri spine ok. Chest xray ok. If i had cancer or a tumor would it presented itself before now?

You're probably righ: Yes most tumors will be big and would have spread in your body over a period of 2 years. Unless your pain was progressively getting worse, cancer is not a likely cause of your pain. ...Read more