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Could a slipped disc in the upper back, near the shoulder blade, be caused by a shoulder dislocation?
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
A slipped disc in the upper back can cause pain but would not be a cause of a dislocated shoulder.
Trauma is required to cause a dislocation.

In brief: No
A slipped disc in the upper back can cause pain but would not be a cause of a dislocated shoulder.
Trauma is required to cause a dislocation.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
This would depend on the cause of your dislocation.
If it was traumatic, it is very likely that you could injury a thoracic disk. Also, a dislocation caused by a seizure could have enough muscle contraction to lead to a herniated disk. In addition, a select group of patients experience shoulder blade pain due to an inflamed bursa.

In brief: Yes
This would depend on the cause of your dislocation.
If it was traumatic, it is very likely that you could injury a thoracic disk. Also, a dislocation caused by a seizure could have enough muscle contraction to lead to a herniated disk. In addition, a select group of patients experience shoulder blade pain due to an inflamed bursa.
Dr. Roger Palutsis
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