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What causes sudden sharp pain below the shoulder blades and shortness of breath?

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Posted on Thu, 26 May 2016
Question: I am having SHARP pains below my shoulder blades. On both sides. Just started suddenly. Not constant just pretty often. Pain so hard it makes me lose my breath

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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (45 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Can be a muscular spasm.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
The sharp and sudden pain below the shoulder blades can be a muscular pain. It can happen due to a muscle spasm or a wrong posture. To relieve the pain it is best to avoid using a pillow and do a hot compress in the area. You can apply a local analgesic gel on the area for earlier relief. In case the persistent then do consult your physician and get oral muscle relaxants prescribed.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal

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What causes sudden sharp pain below the shoulder blades and shortness of breath?

Brief Answer: Can be a muscular spasm. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query. The sharp and sudden pain below the shoulder blades can be a muscular pain. It can happen due to a muscle spasm or a wrong posture. To relieve the pain it is best to avoid using a pillow and do a hot compress in the area. You can apply a local analgesic gel on the area for earlier relief. In case the persistent then do consult your physician and get oral muscle relaxants prescribed. I hope this answers your query. In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out. Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Praveen Tayal. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal