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Forum Name: Spinal problems and back pain

Question: pain between shoulder blade and spine

 snguyen2007 - Sun Nov 11, 2007 10:51 pm

I am 45, male
i have pain under shoulder blade, x-ray show nothing. doctor ask me do some execise.
today, i feel pain between shoulder blade and spine, mild
and when i turn my head toward left side i feel pain between shoulder blade and spine.

please give me advice. should i try exercise for few week
or go back to see doctor. about six month ago. i had heartburn and P. hyroi virus. complete two week medicine and upper and endoscopy, EKG test did not show anything.

thank you
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Sat Dec 22, 2007 4:35 pm

User avatar Hi Snguyen2007,

Your pain sound very much like a muscular type of pain. Sometimes massage of the area can help relieve the pain. Try stretching the area slowly and gently. Sometimes warming the area up with a heating pad before stretching can help loosen the muscles to get a better stretch to the muscle.

If your pain doesn't get better I would recommend you see your doctor again.

Best wishes.
 snguyen2007 - Wed Dec 26, 2007 11:54 pm

Hi Dr Chan Lowe

I did go to chinese massage after posting the question. I fell better. I will try apply heat pad before strecthing as you suggest.

Thank you for your suggestion.

Steven Nguyen


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