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Getting pain in back shoulder. Looking for relief

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left back shoulder pain feels like a muscle
Posted Fri, 8 Mar 2013 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 38 minutes later

Thank you for the query.

If this is only a pain in shoulder area and does not radiate to the arm or jaw, no chest pain or burning, no shortness of breath, it can be strained muscle. It can appear due to long standing in one position, heavy objects lifting or sleeping in strange position. I suggest you to try pain killers (Diclophenac 50 mg twice a day and Omeprasole 20 mg once a day) and see if this will help. Such pain should go away in few days.
Otherwise, you should visit orthopedist and have and X-ray of the shoulder and consider MRI of the spine.

Hope this will help. Feel free to ask further questions.
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