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RED60....

Sorry to go off topic, but you made a post last year about pain between your shoulder blades. Did you ever find out if it was a back problem, or was it from acid reflux?

I have pain between the shoulder blades at least a couple times a month and am thinking it is not acid related b/c I find relief from chiropractic and massage.

Thanks!
Deb
[QUOTE=binkyholder;3847415]RED60....

Sorry to go off topic, but you made a post last year about pain between your shoulder blades. Did you ever find out if it was a back problem, or was it from acid reflux?

I have pain between the shoulder blades at least a couple times a month and am thinking it is not acid related b/c I find relief from chiropractic and massage.

Thanks!
Deb[/QUOTE]
Hi binkyholder,

Just a question. When are you getting these pains between your shoulder blades? Was it after you've been sitting in front of the computer for a few hours? Just check what preceded the incidents, because if the pain is intermittent like yours and massage helps then it usually is from bad posture, such as sitting in the wrong position in front of a computer. There is a lot of stress on the muscles between the shoulder blades especially in the case of women.

You could be sitting with one shoulder higher than the other due to the mouse position being too high, to mention just one possibility.

JakeV
[QUOTE=JakeV;3848697]Hi binkyholder,

Just a question. When are you getting these pains between your shoulder blades? Was it after you've been sitting in front of the computer for a few hours? Just check what preceded the incidents, because if the pain is intermittent like yours and massage helps then it usually is from bad posture, such as sitting in the wrong position in front of a computer. There is a lot of stress on the muscles between the shoulder blades especially in the case of women.

You could be sitting with one shoulder higher than the other due to the mouse position being too high, to mention just one possibility.

JakeV[/QUOTE]

Hello Jake,

Well, I could go weeks without the pain and then it suddenly appears and lasts about 5 days. In the morning I feel great and as the day goes on the pain appears, gets worse, and sometimes it feels like it's throbbing. My doctor said it is referred pain from the stomache. But I am questioning that b/c when I go to the chiropractor, that area of spine, T5 is out and possibly in spasm. He adjusts it and in a couple days it is gone. I know my posture isn't good, I tend to have my head forward a lot and I also lean over the counter to look at the computer during the day. Also, I know for a fact that my right shoulder is higher than the left. Seem to hold stress in that area.

So I really don't know if it is skeletal or coming from my stomache. Today I have the pain under my left rib but so far no pain in the middle of my back.

I'm hoping to get an endoscopy to see if I have an ulcer.
[QUOTE=binkyholder;3847415]RED60....

Sorry to go off topic, but you made a post last year about pain between your shoulder blades. Did you ever find out if it was a back problem, or was it from acid reflux?

I have pain between the shoulder blades at least a couple times a month and am thinking it is not acid related b/c I find relief from chiropractic and massage.

Thanks!
Deb[/QUOTE]

I believe my pain is caused from forward head posture and a mildly winged scapula. After having constant upper back pain for a few months I received some physical therapy and it helped a great deal. Ultrasound Therapy and manual massage both provided me with temporary relief and made it possible to begin longer lasting rehab. Since receiving the PT I'm much better but every now and then I do something that flares it up again. It normally takes a week or two to get back to normal.

it's pretty easy to tell if you have FHP and the PT is straight forward. Basically you have to work on your posture, stretch the chest muscles and strengthen the muscles of the upper back. Don't make the mistake that I did and stretch your back when you have pain in the back. I learned that the pain is from the back being over stretched so more stretching although it seem like the thing to do is not a good idea. If you have access to a physical therapist they can evaluate your symptoms and posture and teach you how to correct your posture. If you don't have access to a PT then there is a lot of good self help info on FHP available on the net.

Good luck and if you have any other question let me know.................Red
[QUOTE=Ryoung2525;3831405]Gentille,
The problem you have is somewhat like what I have with some bowel movements. The problem that I have is sometimes when I have to have a bowel movement (or have bad gas), my heart rate starts to rise and I start to get pain and numbness in my left arm and some esophageal pain/spasms (The problem usually is at night while I am sleeping). I know the problem sounds like it is heart related but I have had stress tests, EKG, ultrasound and cardiac cath and they all came up clean. I also had a colonoscopy which came up clean. It seems to be worse when I eat high fatty foods or other foods like caffeine, chocolate or spicy foods. My gastro doctor says that he believes that my intestinal system is spasming. Once I have a bowel movement or get rid of the gas, everything goes back to normal within 10 mintues to an hour. It seems that taking probiotics and Magnesium supplements has helped me alot. I used to get the attacks 2-3 times a week. Now I get them about once a month. Let me know if any of this sounds like what happens to you.[/QUOTE]


I have the same issues, was rushed into emergency when i arrived last year, my BP was sky high, my chest felt slightly painful and i had pressure in my throat. I was diagnosed with PVC's which is an irregular heart beat, but not a bad rhythm, after my 4-5 trip to emergency, same number of ECG's, an echo, My hubby and I finally looked up all the symptoms on the net, I had an esophageal spasm as I ate a sandwich that night, and we discovered gerds! My next trip to emerg, i again insisted my throat felt funny, told about the spasm, and the dr finally agreed that it could be gerds, soa barrium swallow was done and voila! GERDS! UGH!!! I still get that feeling in my chest/throat, feels like air pressure pushing from the inside up, but no burning.....but i can feel chest pain, and my heart beating irregularly, once the gas and/or BM is released, Heartbeat goes back to normal, not irregular and all is right in my world!





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