Sharp Pain Between the Spine & Shoulder Blade

Category: Back Pain, Spine Pain | Author: Stefano Sinicropi | Date: July 17, 2014

shoulder painHave you ever experienced a sharp shooting pain in between your shoulder(s) and your spine? This type of back pain can stem from a variety of underlying causes. In this blog, we will examine the most common reasons for this type of pain, and explain when you should be concerned enough to visit your doctor.

Sharp Back Pain

A shooting pain between the shoulder blade and spinal column could be caused by a number of factors and is certainly nothing to be ignored. Sometimes patients experience this pain when breathing in or upon waking. Most commonly, this sharp pain is caused by a musculoskeletal issue.

There are a lot of muscles surrounding your shoulders, back, and spine that get a lot of use on a daily basis. Overuse, stress, and even sleeping in an awkward position can all lead to spasms and tension in these muscles. Injury or acute trauma to the area can also negatively impact the bones, muscles, and cartilage in the region, which could also be contributing to the pain. Finally, pain may be the result of a disease or condition that affects the joints of the shoulders or spine. Whatever, the cause, any type of shooting pain should be addressed by a qualified medical professional.

Talk with your Doctor

Sudden, shooting back pain can catch you off guard and get in the way of your daily routine. If you are experiencing this type of back pain, do not ignore it. Make an appointment with your doctor today to discuss the pain. Your physician will complete a physical exam, review your medical history and records, and determine the cause of the pain. At that point, you and your doctor can work together to craft a treatment plan that best suits your needs.

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