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How to manage the spine and shoulder blade pain caused by an injury from doing a shoulder exercise?

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Answered by

Sreenivasa Rao

Medically reviewed by

iCliniq medical review team

Published At October 26, 2022
Reviewed AtOctober 26, 2022

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I hurt my back doing a shoulder exercise. The area in pain is in the middle of my back between my spine and shoulder blade. The pain seems deeper, and a massage in the area does not help. Could it be a pulled muscle? Please help.

Answered by Sreenivasa Rao


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern.

The pain that you had could be a facet joint irritation and lock. I suggest you apply a lot of ice in that area and do a bit of foam rolling. Do some thoracic mobilization, like lying over the foam roller and arching back. Slowly move it up and down. You could have anti-inflammatory tablets if you were prescribed them earlier. Icing is to be continued for two days for 15 minutes once every two hours.

I hope you find it helpful.

Kind regards.

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

Sreenivasa Rao
Sreenivasa Rao


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