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Severe ripping, burning sensation from upper back to spine, pains on twisting. What could be causing this?

I am an active 28 year old male. I currently am experiencing a severe ripping and burning sensation in my upper back to the right of my spine around the area where my shoulder blade finishes. It only hurts whilst I twist or turn. To me it feels as though I may have a tear of the muscle but I have been taking it easy for two weeks and have avoided the gym and it appears to becoming more painful
Asked On : Tue, 16 Oct 2012
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Thanks for writing in.
Severe ripping pain in upper back most characteristically reminds us of severe condition - emergency condition called aortic dissection.
But in your case as it is been going on over 2 weeks and symptoms appear on movement; it indicates mainly of musculoskeletal problem.
1] Spinal disc herniation can cause similar symptoms.
2] Sprain due to heavy exercise.
3] Muscular injury like small tears in fibres also in heavy exercise.

I would recommend you to get chest X-ray done as soon as possible to come to any conclusion. I hope I have answered your query. In case of any doubt, revert back please.

Best regards,
Dr. Neelam.
Answered: Fri, 19 Oct 2012
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