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Old 09-30-2007, 07:49 PM   #1
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shoulder blade pain

i woke up this morning with a bad pain in my left shoulder blade and it won't go away. what is it and what should i do?

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Old 10-01-2007, 06:11 AM   #2
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Re: shoulder blade pain

Really hard to tell.

My wife had a pain like that in her neck once in 1991. She went to the chiropractor I was seeing, he helped her with two adjustments, that was it.

Try taking care of it first. Get a massage, take a warm bath, take alieve or ibuprophen, sip tea, sleep, stretch the muscles very gently while warm. Destress, decompress, heal.

Acute "back" problems - or neck, etc. - are about 95%+ of the time muscle only. They will heal by themselves or through physical therapy, massage, acupuncture within 3 months.

We are the exceptions here. We are the chronic folks - long term, as opposed to the acute - where the normal advice on back pain does not apply. You may find more generic advice through articles at *****, etc.

Good luck! Go to the ER or doc if you have a lot of numbness, dizziness, pain is so intense you can't stand it, etc. In the meantime, be very nice to yourself and tell the world to go away for a while.

Old 10-02-2007, 04:31 AM   #3
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Re: shoulder blade pain

Pain from organs can radiate to the shoulder blades= see your doc, or go to the ER to be sure you don't have inflammation of an iternal organ (they heal with antibiotics the vast majority of the time). Gallbladder pain very often radiates to the right shoulder blade or left (not as common). It's weird how things are wired inside, but not all pain is from the area that hurts

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