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Developed stinging pain below shoulder. Having physio for a chronic back problem. Have sciatica and prolapsed disc. Guide

I have recently developed a sharp stinging pain immediately below my right shoulder blade, when I make certain movements. However, sometimes I can move without the pain. It's like a hot needle. Recently, I had a simiilar pain in my right 'breast' (I am male) but this seems to have sorted itself out. I'm 54 y.o., 6'1", 14 st 10 lbs (on Weightwatchers - down from 18 stone) and have recently been having physio for a cronic back problem (scatica since 2004 and prolapsed disc(s) in 2009). Over to you, doc. What's up?
Asked On : Wed, 3 Apr 2013
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013
Thank you for posting your query.
It is possible that you have a pinched nerve in the neck/upper back, due to bulging of disc at that level.
At this moment, in addition to physiotherapy, you could take pregabalin or gabapentin capsules.
In case your pain persists, you could get your MRI cervical spine done.
Please get back if you require any additional information.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,
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Answered: Fri, 7 Jun 2013
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