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What Causes Back Shoulder Pain ?

I am 5 2 , 31, and about 157lbs and going down. My back shoulder hurts and it also hurts to touch. It s not a sharp pain but sometimes it just feels like something is scraping over my skin. This has been going on for about two or three weeks now. What is going on? Or am I simply in need of a massage?
Thu, 17 Feb 2022
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello,

You are experiencing back shoulder pain since 2-3 weeks. It can be due to injury, blunt trauma or inflammation to the scapulae. The pain can also occur due to inflammation or nerve compression in the other regions (spine fractures, rotator cuff tear) of your body. An injury to the muscle or tendon can result in the pain due to activities like poor posture, doing heavy exercise, working at the desk or computer for extended periods of time.

The shoulder blade pain may be indicative of developing CAD, spine problems and gastric reflux. You are suggested to get clinically examined by a GP. Get all blood tests and investigations done. You will be treated accordingly. In the meantime you can take pain relieving medicines. Apply pain relieving spray to get relieve. Light exercises and gentle massage may help.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Nupur K., General & Family Physician
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General & Family Physician Dr. Kampana 's  Response
Hi,

The pattern of pain can be related to disc prolapse in the cervical spine( neck) or strain in the shoulder muscle. Either way needs evaluation by a physician. If nothing alarming, physician therapy is first mode of treatment.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Kampana, General & Family Physician
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What Causes Back Shoulder Pain ?

Hello, You are experiencing back shoulder pain since 2-3 weeks. It can be due to injury, blunt trauma or inflammation to the scapulae. The pain can also occur due to inflammation or nerve compression in the other regions (spine fractures, rotator cuff tear) of your body. An injury to the muscle or tendon can result in the pain due to activities like poor posture, doing heavy exercise, working at the desk or computer for extended periods of time. The shoulder blade pain may be indicative of developing CAD, spine problems and gastric reflux. You are suggested to get clinically examined by a GP. Get all blood tests and investigations done. You will be treated accordingly. In the meantime you can take pain relieving medicines. Apply pain relieving spray to get relieve. Light exercises and gentle massage may help. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Nupur K., General & Family Physician