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Shoulder blade/back pain behind heart.

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  • Posted By: Andrew_26
  • September 29, 2012
  • 06:58 PM

It started off as pain that I thought was near my heart. It was a shooting type of pain. It ended up being right behind my back, and would wake me up at night a couple times. Sometimes it would be better with ice. Since then, I have noticed discomfort in the same area, but not the pain I was feeling. I have a little shortness of breath sometimes with discomfort in my chest. The main thing i feel now is pain at the edge of my ribs on the left side, and my right side of my body by my ribs is bigger than my left. I may not have noticed before, but I doubt it because it hasn't felt this discomforting l. I'm not sure what it could be. My doctor said that I was healthy and it is probably just a muscle strain. Any other ideas would be appreciated.

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  • My opinion is that it may be a pinched nerve in your back. For years as a child I lived with an extremely sharp pain in what felt like my heart. The doctors completely misdiagnosed as heart burn. At times it hurt so bad I couldn't inhale. When I became an adult and got my own health insurance the first doctor I saw was an internal medicine / sports medicine doctor. After explaining my problem to him he said ," this may sound strange but before I give you any meds I want to adjust your back first." Long story short, after living with pain in my heart area for almost 10 years this doctor adjusted my spine once and I haven't had that problem ever again.My suggestion would be to find the most highly rated chiropractor in your area and have him adjust your back to unpinch the nerves. OH, I forgot to mention, I started seeing a chiropractor shortly after that and found out that I do not have straight spine that runs perfectly up and down. My spine leans to the right which on occasion now and then causes me minor problems that simple spine adjustments fix.Good luck.
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    • October 8, 2012
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