Our expert says:
the most important in any treatment is to first make a diagnosis. Cronic pain between the shoulder blades is usually caused by the little joints behind the vertebrae of the neck and this is called "facet syndrome". this can respond well to chiropractic or physio treatment . Anti inflammatory medication like Voltaren can also be of benefit.
It is important to have somebody examine you (like an Orthopedic surgeon) to verify the diagnosis.
Another cause of pain between the shoulder blades can be due to problems in the spine of the chest( thoracic spine) or even the lungs. Clearly it has to be examined properly to prescribe the correct treatment and also the make sure that it is not something serious
Dr Joe de Beer
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