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Suggest treatment for back pain

I have been having back pain underneath my right shoulder blade for as long as I can remember. It is sometimes very sharp, burning, itching, tingling, and accompanied by some numbness also. I've tried every OTC medication known to man. I've also tried hot & cold packs. Nothing helps. What could be wrong with me and what could be prescribed to me to stop the pain?
Fri, 6 Feb 2015
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hello,

I have studied your case.
Due to compression of nerve root there can be pain in shoulder and back.
Also there can be large disc bulge which is compressing over spinal cord.

For these symptoms analgesic and neurotropic medication can be started.
Till time, avoid lifting weights. You can consult physiotherapist for help.
Physiotherapy like ultrasound and interferential therapy will give you relief.
I will advise to check your vit B12 and vit D3 level.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.

Take care.
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Suggest treatment for back pain

Hello, I have studied your case. Due to compression of nerve root there can be pain in shoulder and back. Also there can be large disc bulge which is compressing over spinal cord. For these symptoms analgesic and neurotropic medication can be started. Till time, avoid lifting weights. You can consult physiotherapist for help. Physiotherapy like ultrasound and interferential therapy will give you relief. I will advise to check your vit B12 and vit D3 level. Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries. Wishing you good health. Take care.