Doc … I've Got a lot of pain between the shoulder blades – What causes it?

There are many causes of pain in the shoulder blades. Pain between the shoulder blades may occur as a result of secular issues, such as working at the computer too long without a break. Some reasons are serious and must be addressed immediately.

Here are some of them:

Gallbladder Pain

Sporadic pains in the middle of the upper abdomen, or just below the ribs on the right are perceived. The pain may be on your right shoulder or between the shoulder blades. The painmay be accompanied by nausea and vomiting and sometimes excessive gas. The attack can be from several minutes up to two to three hours before getting better. The frequency and severity of attacks is highly variable. Attacks can be triggered by eating fatty foods such as chocolate, cheese or pastry. It can be difficult to distinguish the pain from other diseases, such as: gastric ulcer, back pain, chest pain, pneumonia and kidney stones.

Neck source of arthritis or discDisease

This is a general pain in the neck area is located and can be accompanied with stiffness in the neck muscles. The pain radiates to the shoulder or between the shoulder blades. It may also radiate to the arm, hand, or up in the head, so that a unilateral or bilateral headache. The muscles in the neck are tense, sore and feel hard to the touch. Acute pain may be at abnormal neck posture in which the head is forced to give up the one side, turn, this condition is known,such as torticollis.
The pain at the base of the skull may be accompanied by a feeling of weakness in the shoulders and arms. It can be a prickly or tingling in the arms and fingers.


Angina pectoris is derived from Latin and translates as "tightness in the chest. It feels like a heavy, crushing pain or a constricting feeling in the middle of the chest behind the breastbone (sternum) or on the left side of his chest. The pain may radiate eitherone or both arms, more often on the left. It may in the neck, jaw, stomach and experienced, more rarely, between the shoulder blades.

Angina is often caused by:

• Physical Activity

• psychological distress

• extreme cold

• a heavy meal.

Once these trigger factors stop, the pain usually ends very quickly, usually within 2 to 10 minutes.

Liver Cancer

Liver cancer, an abnormal growth of cells in the liver shows twoWays:

• Primary cancer means the cancer started in the liver

• Secondary liver cancer occurs when a cancer starts out somewhere else and spreads to the liver.

The first signs of liver cancer:

A hardening of the abdomen, below the rib cage on the right side.

Discomfort in the upper abdomen on the right side.

Pain around the right shoulder blade, or pain between the shoulder blades.

Yellowish skin color(Jaundice)

Abdominal swelling causing a feeling of fullness

Esophageal cancer

Esophageal cancer appears as a tumor or abnormal growth of cells in the esophagus. The esophagus is the food passageway that connects the throat to the stomach.

Esophageal cancer usually causes no symptoms until the cancer has progressed to a stage that is too late for effective treatment. The main symptom is difficulty swallowing food. It is a common feeling of foodto get stuck in the throat or chest.

Signs of advanced esophageal cancer include:

Pain on swallowing.

Pain in the neck or back, behind the breastbone or pain between the shoulder blades.

Appetite and weight loss.

Hiccups with the feeling of food stuck forever in the neck or chest.

Vomiting and coughing up blood.

Aortic dissection

If the aorta, the main artery that can my heart, tears, a sudden andPain in the spine between the shoulder blades. This is an obvious surgical emergency.


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