Shoulder Pain

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Re : Shoulder Pain

Postby expert on call » Thu Mar 06, 2003 12:33 am

Shoulder pain is very specific--it is the right shoulder, under where the bra strap sits, and on the back side of the shoulder--(if you ever watched the old Star Trek--like a Vulcan grip). It is extremely painful and may even require pain medication. This is referred pain from the liver, or some other internal swelling, pressing on a nerve. It is worth checking out if you are unsure.

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Shoulder Pain

Postby raven » Wed Mar 05, 2003 10:14 am

When they talk about shoulder pain, are they reffering to the shoulder blade area or the shoulder itself?

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