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Having sharp pain on spine between shoulder blades. Numb arm and hand. Is it related to heart problem?

I have had very sharp pain which seems to be on my spine between my shoulderblades. It only last for a few seconds and sometimes happens when I move in a certain position. It s very disconcerting. My left hand and arm seem to get numb and especially on the outside and little finger . A few months ago I had numbness in the left arm and hand and couldn t close my last two fingers together. I m under a lot of stress currently.This has been going on for a long time but it seems to get worse. Does this sound like a heart issue or something else. A friend had back pain and died of a heart attack so this is my concern
Asked On : Fri, 22 Jun 2012
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from your history i feel that its not look like related to heart problem
pain because of heart problem has typical nature like chest pain radiate to back or any of arm aggravate on exertion , relived on rest completely
i feel it more related to either spine or muscle related problem
consult your family physician
get well soon
take care
Answered: Fri, 26 Oct 2012
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