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Pain behind my left collar bone

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Old 06-23-2011, 10:48 PM   #1
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Pain behind my left collar bone

Hey there,

I dont have any idea how I injured my shoulder. It just started hurting one day.

The pain is about 1/4 of the way down my collar bone from the left on my left side.. I can do daily and normal activities fine, just it bothers me and is annoying more than anything.

I do notice when I lay on the left side, that it gives the most pain if I lay on that shoulder.. if the shoulder is being pushed directly towards my body.. (Doesnt hurt if I press it towards my back) but I have noticed that if I lay on that side, and put something between my head and that shoulder, that the pain will not be there.

It worries me because its been occurring since November of last year.. and hasnt gone away. It flares up and will be more sore than normal at times, but its really never truly gone away at all since then.

Any ideas on what it could be or advice on how to get it to go away?


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Old 06-24-2011, 10:29 AM   #2
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Re: Pain behind my left collar bone

Not easy to know but it is perhaps the 4th cervical nerve irritation. This is quite rare. It sounds that in a certain position it is put on stretch therefore the discomfort and when the the tension is off relief is given. If you have a partner or friend try some neck traction, a nice steady pull for a few minutes at a time a couple of times a day. Or see a PT, they know all about these types of conditions. Keep us in touch.

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