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Respected Contributor
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Re: Upper back pain in shoulder blades

Thing is it didn't work itself out. I thought of it as temporary. Thought wrong.
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Re: Upper back pain in shoulder blades

I'm kind of surprised your doctor didn't give you a 'scrip for physical therapy.  I would definitely recommend PT for appropriate treatment and home exercises you can do.

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Re: Upper back pain in shoulder blades

I guess back to the doctor.Oh brother.. Thanks everybody!
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Re: Upper back pain in shoulder blades

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@Brisky 

 

Before you attempt exercises that might make your problem worse, you should have your shoulders examined by a doctor who can then prescribe appropriate treatment. 

 

In the meantime, use a heating pad and Tylenol for the pain.  If you need to move around and can't be tied to a heating pad all day, over the counter "Thermacare Heat Wraps for Neck and Shoulders" found in pharmacy departments work very well. 

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Re: Upper back pain in shoulder blades

Thanks, I can pick some up.
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Re: Upper back pain in shoulder blades

A couple of questions.

 

Your age and overall health condition.

 

If you are able to do weights, my suggestion is to try the lat pull down and lat fly machine at the gym.

 

Sometimes we have to push ourselves a little.

You may need strength building in your muscles.

 

If this suggestion is not appropriate for your needs, please disregard.

 

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Re: Upper back pain in shoulder blades

My health is good. But 18 years ago,my stomach tore open from and emergency c section. I was bleeding out because of placenta previa. Daughter has cerebral palsy and my stomach tore open from my breast bone to my pelvic bone during operation.Then I had 3 more operations to implant mesh into my stomach.
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Re: Upper back pain in shoulder blades

Dr's forgot I had placenta previa. I didn't.
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Re: Upper back pain in shoulder blades

@Brisky  the LightStim really helped me when I recently strained some leg muscles. I was having trouble walking and moving around. It took a few days and multiple sessions but I think it worked. The lights are warm and soothing.

 

The item number here on QVC IS V34848. 

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Re: Upper back pain in shoulder blades

I am 55.