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Is upper back pain, seeming to come from under the shoulder blade, actually shoulder (not back) pain?

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Dr. Miles Singer
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
3 doctors agree

In brief: I can be....

This type of pain can be caused by either a back or shoulder problem or both.
Commonly caused by tendonitis of the shoulder that causes increased friction between the shoulder blade where it rubs against the spine and ribs, .

In brief: I can be....

This type of pain can be caused by either a back or shoulder problem or both.
Commonly caused by tendonitis of the shoulder that causes increased friction between the shoulder blade where it rubs against the spine and ribs, .
Dr. Miles Singer
Dr. Miles Singer
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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes plus

I agree with drs.
Weston and singer but would also expand their answers because pinched nerve in neck or rarely in thoracic spine can cause similar symptoms.

In brief: Yes plus

I agree with drs.
Weston and singer but would also expand their answers because pinched nerve in neck or rarely in thoracic spine can cause similar symptoms.
Dr. Edward Smith
Dr. Edward Smith
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Rhomboid strain

Shoulder stabilizer muscle contracts with shoulder muscles it is on the back but works with shoulder similarly the gluteus muscles are leg muscles noy pelvis muscles.

In brief: Rhomboid strain

Shoulder stabilizer muscle contracts with shoulder muscles it is on the back but works with shoulder similarly the gluteus muscles are leg muscles noy pelvis muscles.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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