Question: Sharp, stabbing pains in and between my shoulder blades “attacks” more frequent now
For the past 3 weeks, I have been getting these sharp, stabbing pains in and between my shoulder blades with the pain in between being the most severe. They come and go but they are usually accompanied by nausea and last between 30-60 minutes. In the past, I’ve had my gallbladder removed and pancreatitis 3 times but I don’t have a fever and I’m not vomiting so I don’t think pancreatitis is the cause. I’ve tried treating it like a strained muscle but the “attacks” are just becoming more frequent
In your case,i see 3 possibilities-
POSSIBILITY 1. SOFT TISSUE INFLAMMATION- there may be no bony involvement,only the soft tissues around the region might be inflammed that may be causing the pain
POSSIBILITY 2. NEUROPATHY- there may be a partial or complete inflammation of the nerves in that region that may be the root cause of such kind of pain.
POSSIBILITY 3. DISC PROLAPSE-there may be a compressed a nerve in the spine somewhere that might be causing radiating pain in those regions.Possibility of a disc prolapse should be kept in mind.
I suggest you get an Xray as well as an MRI done to find out the exact cause.
Physiotherapy,analgesics,anti-inflammatory drugs should help till then.
a remote possibility is that u may have severe gastritis that may some times be radiated to the back.
an gastroendoscopy will help to confirm this.