Sharp pain back between shoulder blades

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I am a 59yr old woman, still suffering with hot flashes and night sweats and now for about a year, I have been experiencing this horrible pressing sensation (rather than pain) in my back (between shoulder blades that radiates out in a circular pattern and then alternates with pressing chest discomfort.........It is not pain, but excruciating pressure, like a big truck or heavy something is pressing into my back.........It last for hours, usually starting at 3am and going til 7am.
The pain may be sourced from inflammation of the tissues or tendons surrounding the scapula or the shoulder blade. Although pain between shoulder blades may signal that there is something wrong with the tissues, joints, ligaments or muscles around and within the shoulder region. This may be caused by too much stress or too much time spent in front of the computer. This may also indicate a posture problem. You need a cervical X ray and probably MRI of shoulder joint. I hope this helps.
I woke up about 4 months ago with a sharp pain between my shoulder blades, some times it feels like its on my spine, other times more towards my shoulder blade. The pain comes when I move to certain positions and is so bad I can't even exercise. So every time I went to the doctor they said it was muscular. Since then I have had x-rays, mri's, physical therapy, and massages. Nothing is helping and I now get occasional numbness in my arm.
Yesterday, I was setting a case of Lemonade (about 2 gallons) on the checkout counter and had a sharp pain inbetween my shoulder blades that took my breath away. My back was straight at the time but arms were slightly away from body as I set the case down. At first it was on both SIDS of the spine but as time went on I could feel it more on my left side. I am not able to take a deep breath and when I get a hiccup it is a sharp stabbing pain.
Hey crew guy- This exact same experience is happening to me. I had mine removed 8 days ago and now the shoulder pain is back. I had the shoulder pain, nausea, and a bit of acid reflux also right after surgery. I was fine for a few days and now this sharp pain in the right shoulder. I think it is worse when I take a deep breath. I am glad to hear that someone else has had the same symptoms and I am not going crazy. So thanks for posing the comment.
For the past 3-4 months, I am having a constant sharp pain in the top of my shoulders, left collarbone, points of shoulders and in bend of arms (elbows-front side). It seems to be worse on my left side, although right hurts as well. If I lay down in my recliner and try taking nap, within 20 minutes of relaxing the pain is so bad I will have to get up. It seems to be better if I lay flat on my back in bed. It is a burning/numbing sensation.
For the past 3 months I've been experiencing this crawling sensation between my shoulder blades. Sometimes I get sharp stabbing pains and soreness in other areas of my back even on the sides. It really takes a lot out of me where i don't feel like even getting out of bed. The only rest i get is when i am sleeping but when i get up the pain, soreness and crawling feeling is there. I'm wondering if there is something i can do for this.
I have had pins and needle sensations and numbness in my fingertips also. It also tends to hurt in the middle of my spine between the shoulder blades and near the bottom of my neck. This area hurts sometime when i swallow, breath deeply and cough. I have recently had an MRI scan and an X-Ray on my neck area as that is recently where i have had the most pain.
Then about a year later I started having severe upper back pain . I t hurts when I take a breath. Its in between my shoulder blades Ihave had 45 mri s cat scan bone scans and x rays even been checked for spinal tap for infections. About 3 years ago at age 27 I could no longer hold down my job and had to quit. Im still having test done and seeing the dodtor every month for help on trying to find out how to fix me where I can get my life back. A ll he can tell me is its degerative disk disease .
I have had a sudden onset of back pain in the middle on my shoulder blades. i cannot lower my head, like looking down at my feet, or raise my arms higher than my chest without severe pain and burning in my back. lifting even the smallest thing, like my coffee to my mouth, also causes pain. could this be a pinched nerve? I am also having little spasms in my lower back, but they are not painful.
I told them of my back pain and was told that the stabbing pain in between your shoulder blades is a sign of gallstones. That is the only symptom I ever had that something was wrong. So I no longer have the aching stabbing feeling but I do still have numbness and tingling along my spine if I stand in one place too long or have to carry my daughter for a long period of time, but I think if I actually did the exercises like I was supposed to it would get better.
i am having the same type of pain between my shoulder and elbow. It's only been going on for about a week but the pain is terrible. And just like all of you have said, the pain is the worst at night. i can't extend my arm outward at all, so i can't really use my left arm. I'm only 15, and my parents just keep saying that i slept on it wrong.
Please advise as to what to ask drs so I can get an answer soon to this searing pain. I've been to 2 different drs total of 4 visits in 3 wks, still no answers. Latest visit yesterday dr. is suspecting polymyalgia rheumatica, took blood to check "Sed Rate", will have to wait til next week for lab results.
And, when I had the pluerisy, it was a sharp pain in the upper left shoulder in the front--like a knife--that went through to the back shoulder blade area. Maybe there is a chance that we are all experiencing some form of pluerisy. I always got it when the weather changed dramatically...something to do with barometric pressure, someone told me.
I had the same pain. it was only when i laid down at night. It was in between my shoulder blades and shot right thru to the front of my chest. I never did ask the dr about it. I'm 32 weeks and I think my lungs and other organs are getting smushed together. Now i have pain all over all the time so I'm kinda used to it. How far along are you?
I have a lot of tension in my neck, shoulders and back between the shoulder blades. I never have headaches. This pain seems to pulse down the left side of my neck. Anyone had a diagnosis for anything similar?
With all due respect to your mom's advice, not drinking enough milk has absolutely nothing to do with this problem. Pain between the shoulder blades is one of the most common problems young women present with in my office. If the discomfort has persisted this long, ask your parents to take you to a chiropractor for examination. The sooner this problem is addressed, the easier it will be to fix and the better off you'll be down the road. Adam Tanase, D.C. www.drtanase.
After experiencing a tight sternum & chest burning last week i was given an ECG- all clear & prescribed omeprazole. However i am due to go back in a week but wondered if i could get some help from the Gastro Doctors.
i have had sharp pain in my back between shoulder blades spredding around to my ribs, when pain accures i have troubles breathing? Is this serious enough to take a trip to the emergancy room? i have no medical insurance, but im really conserned because the pain is getting worse n harder for me to breath. what should i do? please help.
Last night, around midnight, I awoke to severe sharp pain in my upper back between the shoulder blades and chest pain. I still have some slight pain in my back today. I was diagnosed with GERD a couple of years ago and was treated with protonix. I've been off protonix for a year and have been doing well controlling my symptoms with a proper diet. I have not had any problems whatsoever until last night.
I have been having pain in my upper left chest area between my shoulder and brest that seems to go diagonally down toward the center of my chest. Sometimes I feel a bubblng feeling in this area. I have also had some sharp pains in the center of my chest. My upper back is very painful and seems to be full of knots. There is a pinching feeling inbetween my shoulder blades. The pain has been so bad that I have been sick to my stomach. Can you offer me any help? Thanks.
Started with a nagging ache and quickly turned into major pain between the shoulder blades and upper back. Again, Hydrocodone barely takes the edge off. Damn, I wish the back pain would just stop! Pain in right shoulder joint and both wrists. Not constant, just nagging sharp pains. Since I'm keeping track now, something that's been happening for a long time when I bend my knees too far and bend the ankles I have severe pain in them. My ankles have been stiff for a very long time.
Hi, How are you feeling now? Sharp shooting pain from shoulder blades to arm suggests a nerve compression along the distribution of nerve in that area. About relation between gall stone and this pain, if present on right side suggest irritation of by biliary colic. Biliary colic is a steady but episodic pain, usually located in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen, radiating to the back or right shoulder, and lasting for 15 minutes to 2 hours.
The back pain seems to focus on my lower back but sometimes shoots up between my shoulder blades. The abdominal pain is from my belly button down. This can feel like menstrual cramping or random sharp pains that only effect a small area. I am randomly nauseous. I have also lost 7 lbs in the past 2 months without even trying. I rapidly become so tired that I feel light-headed and almost disconnected from my body.
Hey, I woke up one day with really sharp side and upper middle back pain, hurts when I breath. But no chest or rib problems.
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