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I'm having severe pain in my back under right shoulder blade

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I'm having severe pain in my back under right shoulder blade it hurts into my chest on right and goes down my right arm into my fingers and it's very painful
JA: Have you ever dealt with this before? Are you having any shortness of breath?
Customer: No shortness of breath
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I've had 5 back surgeries in the past but not in thoric area
Submitted: 12 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 12 days ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 12 days ago.

I am sorry you are having such pain in your upper back

you could have a slipped disk in your upper back or pinched nerve exiting your upper back causing the pain under your right shoulder blade

you may need a thoracic spine MRI scan to check for pinched nerves in your upper spine.

do you have a doctor you can see who can order you a thoracic spine MRI scan?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
I do
Expert:  Dr. David replied 12 days ago.

you should see your doctor and get an exam and see if you need an upper back MRI scan.

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Thank you very much Dr David
Expert:  Dr. David replied 12 days ago.

you are welcome

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