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I have pain between the shoulder blades that radiates to the chest when i swallow food - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Mar-2014
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Very Good Posted in: Digestion and Bowels
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User:sometimes when I eat it feels like I swallowed something to big and my back has pain between the shoulder blades that radiates to the chest.
Doctor:Let me read your query
Doctor:Give me a moment
Doctor:It may be because of the big size of the food intake itself
Doctor:Or it could be due to partial obstruction in the food way
Doctor:are you there?
User:I sometimes eat to fast too.
Doctor:That is a reason too
Doctor:Also, you must chew your food well before swallowing
User:well I don't.
Doctor:I see
Doctor:Try to take bland, semi solid and liquid foods to help in better digestion
Doctor:more like a porridge and soup
Doctor:Also, drink enough water after eating your food as well
User:I also have poor posture and my neck bothers me sometimes too.
Doctor:This would prevent the food from getting stuck anywhere in the food pipe
Doctor:Sorry about that
Doctor:Try to use soft pillows and cushions
Doctor:sleep in a way that is comfortable for you
Doctor:Change your posture frequently as well to prevent muscle spasms
Doctor:For the neck, a cervical collar could give you better support
Doctor:It is better to not use a pillow under your head while sleeping
User:I have ahard time sleeping on my back and can't sleep on the shoulder the bothers me.
Doctor:try sleeping on the left lateral side, that is the best position for you
User:ok thank you very much.
Doctor:Thank you too
Doctor:Do you have any more concerns to discuss about now?
User:No, don't.
Doctor:all right
Doctor:take care then
Doctor:Wish you good health
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