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I have a herniated disc on my upper shoulder blade. Is surgery really going to fix it permanently?

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Dr. Craig Morton
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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There are no "discs" in your shoulder blade.
A degenerative joint or disc in the neck can refer pain to the shoulder blade. A pinched nerve in your neck or upper back can also cause pain near the shoulder blade. There are many non-surgical options to consider before surgery including medication, physical therapy, and injections. Discuss these options with your md.

In brief: See below

There are no "discs" in your shoulder blade.
A degenerative joint or disc in the neck can refer pain to the shoulder blade. A pinched nerve in your neck or upper back can also cause pain near the shoulder blade. There are many non-surgical options to consider before surgery including medication, physical therapy, and injections. Discuss these options with your md.
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