Upper Back Pain

Pain Between Shoulder Blades: Pain Patterns, Causes, Self-Care

This is a collection of posts about trigger points that refer pain between the shoulder blades. This is a subset of some other regions but it is so common that we have created its own category. Remember that people usually feel only a portion of the pattern. Also, people usually feel the portion in darkest …

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Pain at the Base of the Head and Under Shoulder Blade

Want to skip ahead?Here’s a link to my post about getting relief on your own. With this trigger point, people complain about tension and a focus on pain and tension at the base of their head. When I press for more detail, they may tell me about the tension in their neck and under the shoulder. …

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Pain in the upper back, index finger and thumb

People complain about pain just inside of the shoulder blade, and in the thumb, and index finger. It doesn’t always create pain in the hand; sometimes it is tingling like it is “falling asleep” or “going numb.” Sometimes, they have pain or tingling when reaching out with the hands near shoulder level, like when you’re driving …

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Nagging Pain Inside The Bottom of the Shoulder Blade

Want to skip ahead?Here’s a link to my post about getting relief on your own. People complain of nagging pain in the upper or mid-back, just inside the bottom of the shoulder blade. They have trouble determining what causes it or what to do for relief. They may also complain of sore ribs on that …

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Pain Between Shoulder Blades When Slouching

Want to skip ahead?Here’s a link to my post about getting relief on your own. People complain of aching along the inside of the shoulder blade while slouching. Also, it is annoyingly tender along the edge of the shoulder blade. The pain in the upper back usually begins when they are slumped forward at a …

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Burning and itching along the shoulder blade

People complain of burning along the inside of their shoulder blade. This burning and itching along the shoulder blade will make you want to rub up against a doorway or get one of those massage canes to get at it. It is my experience that people are quick to notify a body therapist (like me) …

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Pain along Shoulder Blade when Reaching Up or Back

Want to skip ahead?Here’s a link to my post about getting relief on your own. People complain of pain along the inside of their shoulder-blade when reaching high above the head. They also get pain while reaching to the back seat of the car or adjusting clothing behind the back.  Often, they have usually adapted …

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Sharp Pain Between the Shoulder Blades

Want to skip ahead?Here’s a link to my post about getting relief on your own. People complain of sharp pain along the spine of the upper back between the shoulder blades. The intensity varies a great deal. It can be nagging and achy or sharp during a deep breath. Although there are several patterns between the …

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Radiating Pain Under the Base of the Shoulder-Blade

Radiating pain under the bottom of the shoulder blade is either acute or chronic. Acute cases complain of sharp pain that jabs at them and radiates up and toward the spine. It makes them stiff and aggravated because the wrong move creates pain. Once its aggravated, it can radiate, even when they are still. Chronic …

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Irritating Tags, Burning Shoulders

People complain about the tension between the shoulder blades. There are a lot of things that create tension here, so I press on for more specific information. It is not likely that they came in for a massage because their tags are bothering them, So I ask about the tags when they complain of shoulder tension. They …

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