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How can I get relief from pain in the back bone near the shoulder blade ?

Pain to left side of my spine near my shoulder blade My partner is in pain and feels a vertebrate has popped out on the left side of his spine near his shoulder-blade. Are there any suggested advice someone can give me. I ve popped a vertebrate in his back before but the location is awkward near his shoulder blade and I can t pop back in the vertebrate.
Asked On : Mon, 26 Mar 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
i would advise you not to indulge in any form of 'popping' of the spine as it has delicate spinal cord and nerves around that area which may get damaged.
if there is pain in the back near the spine it could be related to vertebral column or muscles in the region.
did your partner take any pain killer for the same? if the pain killer is not relieving him of pain and if it is more than 2-3 days then you should see a orthopedics doctor who would advise you to take an Xray to rule out any bone problems and suggest treatment accordingly.
if the pain is more you can try to take hot fomentation to the are it will soothe if it is muscular.
take care
Answered: Wed, 4 Apr 2012
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Radiologist, Nuclear Medicine Dr. Teik Chooi Oh's  Response
You cannot 'pop' a vertebra out nor can you 'pop' one in. Most 'back pain' is usually muscular in nature. Pain in region you have described may also be due to scapula (shoulder blade) problems
Answered: Tue, 3 Apr 2012
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