It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Back Problems Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-24-2007, 08:35 PM   #1
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: ohio
Posts: 1
goawaypain218 HB User
Question Upper Back Pain Between Shoulders Etc.

this is a question for my spouce. He is 45 and has had upper back pain between his shoulder expecially on the left side.(he was a drywall hanger for many years) He has had it for several years and now it is getting worse. When you rub between his left shoulder blade and spine ther is a fatty mass of something that moves around. It is probally the size of a quarter. Now his left arm is getting numb. He has has some therapy, but, it has not helped. He will be having a mri soon. My question is: Would this be a pinched nerve? Tumor? What are your suggestions about this problem....

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 07-25-2007, 07:58 AM   #2
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Michigan, USA
Posts: 472
Arthr Itis HB User
Re: Upper Back Pain Between Shoulders Etc.

It sounds like something that should be checked out. It may be some kind of growth that's messing with some nerves.

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 07-25-2007, 09:27 PM   #3
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: NJ
Posts: 1,327
hessie28 HB Userhessie28 HB User
Re: Upper Back Pain Between Shoulders Etc.

I wonder if it could be his Rotator Cuff. I think repetitive work like he did can cause it. Let us know. You don't realize how everything is connected. My elbow is swollen and my hand tingles. We thought Tendonitis but they think it could be the pinched nerve I have in my neck. You don't realize how everything is connected.

Old 07-26-2007, 06:16 AM   #4
Moldova's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: NYC
Posts: 3,687
Moldova HB UserMoldova HB UserMoldova HB UserMoldova HB UserMoldova HB UserMoldova HB UserMoldova HB UserMoldova HB UserMoldova HB UserMoldova HB UserMoldova HB User
Re: Upper Back Pain Between Shoulders Etc.

My girlfriend is the taylor and she has the same symptoms, very severe from seating in one position for long hours and using the same muscles for years.
She got a lot of systs in that area, they are nothing to worry about, but Doctors say that this is usualy a result of inflammation. They sent her for PT for 3 month and for a while on anti-unflammatory meds - she is doing wery well now. Every day stretches and some excercise.
Good luck to him!

Old 08-22-2007, 12:27 PM   #5
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: CT
Posts: 119
BrandyBobs Lady HB User
Re: Upper Back Pain Between Shoulders Etc.

I have the same sort of pain myself in my left shoulder. Seems normally to be in the muscle between my blade and spine. It tends to come and go..some months feels really tight and swollen and hurts like the dickens. I've tried stretching and everything but that didn't work very well. What I did is they offer a chair massage where I work and a massage therapist comes in a few times a month. For $15 for 15 minutes (I opt for 30 minutes) I can get a very nice relaxing massage (ever heard the term it hurts so It hurts like heck at first but then the muscle relaxes. My back started hurting about a month ago just before my August vacation and I booked an appointment. I was not in pain the entire time of my vacation. Now the pain is back of course...I did have a massage yesterday but it still hurts so far. Took a few days before for it take full effect. I also see a chiropractor for regular adjustments too which does help. Try alternating 20 minutes of heat and 20 minutes of a cold compress too.

Old 08-23-2007, 11:50 AM   #6
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 1,178
duzford HB User
Re: Upper Back Pain Between Shoulders Etc.

Have his gallbladder checked. That quarter may be a qall stone.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Seeking Ideas on Burning Sensation; Chest/Upper Back Area chablis3 Back Problems 130 04-25-2010 03:33 AM
Shoulder and Upper Back destratos Spinal Cord Disorders 3 08-24-2009 08:45 PM
UPper right ab PAIn even after i've been told im fine nokoBot General Health 4 01-08-2008 06:48 AM
Upper back pain and chest tightness doglover38 Back Problems 11 01-07-2008 11:54 AM
Tickling sensation in Upper Back around to upper stomach?!? stabbymcstab Back Problems 6 11-22-2006 11:16 AM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is Off
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:43 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2015 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!