Upper back/shoulder pain

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Upper back/shoulder pain

Postby SpookyElectric » Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:06 am

For a few weeks now I have had some back and upper shoulder pain (specifically on the shoulder blade) I believe it is a pinched nerve but don't know what to do. I have taken a week off and kept icing it daily. Its a minor pain that is persisting. Any suggestions to heal this?
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Re: Upper back/shoulder pain

Postby seabas22 » Mon Jul 04, 2011 4:41 pm

What makes you think its nerve related? Muscle strains can take several weeks to months to heal depending on the severity. Icing after 48hrs is usually not necessary as the inflammation should have settled and can make the muscle more spastic. Heat may help loosen the muscle, a good sports massage therapist, and stretching and strengthening exercises.

Pains that occur over the shoulder blade (scapula) area can be due to the large muscle (trapezius) and underlying smaller muscles that have become spastic. The spasticity of the muscles can be brought on by overuse or trauma to the muscle. The muscle will develop a nodule or nodules that will in turn cause trigger points that often send radiating pains to sites far removed from the trigger points.

Pains that occur under the shoulder blade may signal a warning that the pain is not in the shoulder itself, but can be related to a pain from one of the organs in the body. The shoulder where the pain occurs can give the clue which of the organs are affected and causing the radiating pain into the shoulder. Pain under the left shoulder blade can be a signal that there is a problem with the stomach or in the chest. Pain under the right shoulder blade can be a signal of a gall-bladder inflammation or gallstones. Or it can relate to liver disease, or a problem with the duodenum.
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Re: Upper back/shoulder pain

Postby JR » Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:18 pm

Does massage help? If it does it may be just the muscles. You can massage the muscles by leaning against a corner and moving sideways and adding pressure by pushing up with the legs. That creates more power than just reaching around with the other arm. Which may strain you more and may not reach everything depending on your flexibility.
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