Pain between shoulder blades

Pain between the shoulder blades is a very common condition that many people experience during their lives. The pain can be caused by several different things. E.g., gradual locking of the small joints of the spine (facet joint syndrome) or overloading of the muscles around the shoulder blades and back. Having pain between the shoulder blades is obviously not nice. Pain can often worsen simply by inhaling or by moving other body parts, such as arms or neck. It can be a vicious spiral of tension and soreness quickly arising, which chiropractic treatment can be a great help in preventing.

Where does the pain come from?

The pain may originate from the back

Many forms of facet joint syndrome and pain between the shoulder blades originate from the back and come insidiously over a long period of time. Is the pain e.g., spasmodic, it radiates from the back towards the chest and if it has lasted for more than 24 hours, it is a clear sign that the place of origin is the back.

  • One wrong move can be the culprit

The underlying cause of pain between the shoulder blades is often a simple, incorrect movement, which causes acute pain that can quickly develop into extremely intense. It could be a heavy lift that wasn't done using proper technique, or a bent over after a dropped object that suddenly feels like it's locking.

Office work requires the right training of the muscles

When the pain between the shoulder blades comes from the muscles, they have often developed over a long period of time, and such symptoms are especially seen in e.g., people who work with static and monotonous work in, for example, an office. It is necessary to have strong muscles in the back, neck and shoulders so that the body can withstand sitting or standing in one position for many hours a day, as otherwise the muscles can easily become overloaded and lead to tension and persistent pain.

When should you see a doctor?

Many patients choose to see their own doctor when they feel pain between the shoulder blades, but in most cases, this is not necessary. It may be a good idea to have the pain checked, as it can easily be confused with symptoms of heart disease, but there is no reason to be afraid of this, as in many cases it turns out that the pain is due to facet joint syndrome and can therefore be treated effectively with chiropractic treatment. You can contact us at Kiropraktik i Centrum on telephone number 33123920 to hear more about what we can do for you.