Monday, October 04, 2010 Shane T., Community Member, asks

Q: Intense pain in shoulder blade area

Sometimes I get a sudden pain intense pain in my shoulder blade area. It feels like a really bad muscle cramp and my hands go tingly and numb. It just randomly seems to happen and then goes away. Does anyone know what that is?

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10/ 4/10 5:37pm

Hi Shane,

 

This may or may not be related to your childhood heart surgery and the scar. It may be a pinched nerve that can be corrected with a chiropractic adjustment, or it could be a number of other medical conditions. If it's still bothering you and has gone on for some time, I recommend consulting with your physician to identify the cause and any appropriate referrals for treatment.

 

In the meantime, here are some links you might find helpful:

 

Carpel Tunnel Syndrome (Overview)

Chronic Pain Overview

Autonomic Neuropathy

 

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD
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By Shane T., Community Member— Last Modified: 07/17/14, First Published: 10/04/10