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Pain occasionally in upper left part of back, feels spongy. Reasons ?

I have pain occasionally in my upper left part of my back between where the back of the shoulder and neck meet. It also feels kind of spongy when I push down on the muscle or skin near or on the area at times. I don t know how to describe the feeling. Its like when you push down on those green blocks that hold fake plants except it doesn t hold its shape like they do obviously.
Asked On : Sat, 6 Oct 2012
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this could be a subjective feeling, of sponginess. i cant take it into consideration till u do not get it analysed or examined it from someone else. this type of pain that u are mentioning is usually either due to scapulocostal syndrome or cervical spondylitis. for this u need to get an MRI of the C-spine. till then u can try a combination of thiocolchicoside+diclofenac sodium twice/trice daily, ointment flurbiprofen to be applied locally twice a day, hot fomentation to be done in the area that is painful.
Answered: Thu, 11 Oct 2012
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