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Pain under right shoulder blade , worse when I bend forward

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Pain under right shoulder blade , worse when I bend forward and stretch it also taking a deep breath . Chest xray shows no abnormalities other that wear and tear. I am a 58 male.
Feels like a pulling type pain . When I lie on my front its quite painfull too. Had it before about 8 months ago. Thanks Tim

Dr. SS :

Greetings,

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Thanks for using Just Answer.

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This is INFORMATION only, not a substitute for doctor's visit.

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When did the pain start this time?

Dr. SS :

Did you have any other symptom? Cough? Fever?

Customer:

started about 5 weeks ago No cough or fever

Dr. SS :

Did you have any other test? Did doctor prescribe any medicine?

Customer:

No other test , I have been taking anti inflamatories . Strange that I get the pain worse lying on my front like when having a massage.

Dr. SS :

The pain is likely to be musculoskeletal in nature.

Dr. SS :

This can be aggravated by bending, deep breath, posture.

Dr. SS :

Deep breath can aggravate pain from lung or pleura.

Dr. SS :

But you do not have any sympXXXXX XXXXXke cough, fever.

Dr. SS :

The chest X ray is also normal.

Customer:

If I bend form and move my upper body down to my left knee it feels really bad.

Dr. SS :

There can be nerve impingement in spine too when there is wear & tear.

Dr. SS :

This can be affected by bending.

Customer:

why is it taking so long to get better ? could the pain radiate aout from the spine then ?

Dr. SS :

Sometimes reflux pain can be aggravated by bending.

Dr. SS :

But it does not aggravate with deep breath.

Dr. SS :

Spine pain can radiate.

Customer:

definately causes more pain on deep breath

Dr. SS :

You can avoid postures which aggravate the pain & take rest.

Customer:

Could it be gall baldder problems ?

Customer:

what worrie me was that the pain feels deep and massage has not helped

Dr. SS :

gall bladder can cause referred pain in the back on right side.

Dr. SS :

But that too would not be affected much by breathing.

Dr. SS :

If you do not feel improvement, please get a review by doctor.

Customer:

I have no pain in the chest

Dr. SS :

A scan, ultrasound would be helpful.

Customer:

Could a physio help ?

Dr. SS :

Yes,

Dr. SS :

In your case, physio will be helpful.

Dr. SS :

You can consult a physical medicine doctor.

Customer:

what was the problem showing on the xray called something beginning with S ? Spondyiolitus ??

Customer:

reduced gaps in spine

Customer:

?

Dr. SS :


Spondylitis is changes in the spine.

Dr. SS :

There occurs inflammation.

Customer:

could that cause it ?

Dr. SS :

Reduced gap between vertebra increases the chance of nerve impingement.

Dr. SS :


If you have any query, please feel free to ask and continue conversation by using REPLY button.

Customer:

Okay sounds like I will see if it get better but in new year may need further tests to see if I have a pinched nerve.

Customer:

Thanks Tim

Dr. SS :
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