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Right Scapula Pain



I have had pain in my right scapula area that extends around to the armpit. It`s been hurting for 9 months. I went to a back doctor and he said it might be a pinched nerve. So I did physical therapy for about 2 1/2 months and it didn't help. I also have frequent stools and well as they are always loose. I had upper abdominal gastrointestinal spasms one day.

What could be causing my problem?

Thank you!


The GI problem and the pain problem may not necessarily be related. An MRI of the cervical and/or upper thoracic spine may be helpful in elucidating the cause of the pain (e.g. disc problem). Consulting with your physicians or specialists for both problems would be useful.

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Salim M Hayek, MD, PhD Salim M Hayek, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University