What Causes Back Pain Between Shoulder Blades?
Although our body is fully capable to heal and restore itself on its own, people have created so many artificial conditions that badly influence body’s ability for self restoration. It means that if we experience some unpleasant condition, we should not ignore it, since it is a sigh from our body that something is going wrong and need our attention. Back pain is very common today due to the sedentary life style imposed upon us by the modern civilization. To address the pain i.e. to treat it early and effectively we need to understand the causes of the pain in between shoulder blades to be able to know which direction to go.
In short, the most common cause of the back pain is our wrong posture while sitting or standing. We often do not notice it but day by day a wrong posture works to curve our spine in unnatural ways, which makes our muscles work improperly, and ultimately leads to back pain. Of course, there are other causes as well: disorders of the stomach, esophagus, pancreas, viral respiratory infection, irritation of the diaphragm, aortic dissection etc. can become the cause of the constant pain between shoulder blades.
The most common “conditional” causes of the pain at and between shoulder blades:
- Torticollis – during it the neck gets stiff which makes the head to turn to one side. The abnormal neck position is caused by the pain; the neck spreads towards the shoulder and between the shoulder blades.
- There are two Liver Cancer types or conditions: primary and secondary. The difference between them is where the cancer starts; in primary condition, it starts in the liver, and in the secondary it starts in some other place and comes to the liver. Cancer causes the unnecessary growth of cells which can lead to the pain between the shoulder blades.
- During Gall Bladder Disease or biliary colic the gallstones interfere with the normal flow of bile, which causes a painful sensation in the upper abdomen, also the pain can spread to other areas like the right shoulder or between the shoulder blades.
- Another condition is Tight Chest or Angina Pectoris, during which there is some constriction in the chest is felt, or heavy, crushing pain can be experienced. The condition can be caused by extreme cold, stress, bad meal, or over strain during physical exercises. This condition can cause discomfort and even pain between the shoulder blades.
- Esophagus Cancer displays no symptoms until an advanced stage, thus the condition is often diagnosed when it is too late to treat it. The signs are pain in the throat, pain when swallowing food, and back pain between shoulder blades.