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How do I treat burning pain between my shoulder blades?

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Answered by

Sreenivasa Rao

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iCliniq medical review team

Published At December 11, 2017
Reviewed AtMay 30, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have a burning-like pain in the upper back of my body between the shoulder bones. It happens almost every day after sitting for a long or when I lie down for quite some time. What could this be?

Answered by Sreenivasa Rao


Welcome to icliniq.com.

The burning sensation in the upper back could be due to chronic bad posture and imbalance of the chest and back musculature strength.

I recommend you kindly check your posture and maintain it.

Do some retraction exercises to help your upper back and neck.

Sometimes this issue can accompany neck stiffness as well.

Do a lot of icing on your upper back and take frequent breaks.

I suggest you do some stretching exercises at the workstation and drink plenty of fluids.


For more information consult a physiotherapist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/physiotherapist

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Sreenivasa Rao
Sreenivasa Rao


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