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I have severe back pain between my shoulder blades and lower

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I have severe back pain between my shoulder blades and lower back, painful enough to take my breath away, I cannot walk unaided. I have taken voltarol, this has not relieved the pain at all. I have also taken paracetamol - this has not helped either. I have not fallen or injured myself to cause the pain. Can you recommend anything else?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Su S replied 1 year ago.
Greetings,

How long the symptoms are there? How often does it happen? Is there any other symptom? Was any test done? Is there any significant past illness?

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It has been 12 hours since it started, it happened a few months ago - not quite as bad - I had to take 4 days off work, no tests have been carried out. No significant illness in the past - I have not visted a doctor for 20 years or so.
Expert:  Dr Su S replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for the input.


There can be a few causes for the pain. It can be due to musculoskeletal causes. There can be a spine problem like arthritis, disc disease, pinched nerve or muscle spasm. Other causes can be a referred pain from heart like angina or a reflux, lung infection or pleurisy etc. When it is severe & pain medicines are not helping, I would advise to get an examination by doctor. He can take a few tests like X ray, EKG, scan , blood tests etc. In addition to pain medicines , you can apply warm moist compress at home. This can help to relax the muscle.


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