Burning in the shoulder blades: causes

Back health is a guarantee of normal functioning of the whole organism. Sometimes it happens that a person suddenly begins to feel that the back area is burning.

This indicates the manifestation of diseases, and often they are not associated with the spine itself. So can manifest pathology of internal organs.

What causes the burning sensation

When the back burns in the area of ​​the shoulder blades, the main cause of the unpleasant syndrome is hidden in the pathological processes in the muscles. The condition may be accompanied by pain.

Most often occurs in people leading a passive lifestyle. If the back burns in the area of ​​the shoulder blades, it is most likely that this is the first sign of the beginning spinal deformity. This condition may be caused by the following diseases:

Often these symptoms manifest themselves:

  • coronary heart disease,
  • angina pectoris

Burning, which is accompanied by pain of a permanent or temporary nature, aggravated by changing the position of the body, may indicate reflux esophagitis (heartburn).

Depending on which side of the disease is localized, the back can bake on the right or left side. If unpleasant sensations have arisen on the left side, then it means:

If it burns under the scapula from the right behind the back, then in this case we can speak about the problems of a neuralgic nature. Most often this happens due to pinching of the nerve root.

Often this condition occurs against the background of cervical osteochondrosis. If the problem is not in the state of the spine, then, most likely, this is manifested:

  • hepatic colic,
  • obstruction of the bile duct,
  • abscess.

Often the cause of the discomfort becomes a nervous breakdown. The shoulder blades of depression are burning because of the disturbances in the psycho-emotional state of a person, the nerve endings become constantly agitated.

The nerve roots located along the spinal column are pinched and cause burning and back pain.

Why can the back burn in the area of ​​the shoulder blades?

Burning in this area occurs when a variety of pathological conditions. The main ones are the following:

  1. Osteochondrosis of the cervical and / or thoracic spine.
  2. Spinal curvature (scoliosis, lordosis or kyphosis).
  3. Intervertebral hernia.
  4. Intervertebral disc protrusion.
  5. Muscle spasm.
  6. Narrow spinal canal.
  7. Spinal injuries and ribs.
  8. Reflux esophagitis.
  9. Stable / unstable angina of exertion.
  10. Myocardial infarction.

Among these pathological conditions there are both more and less dangerous. At the same time to carry out therapeutic measures in their development is necessary in any case.

Who should I contact first?

If you experience a burning sensation in the back in the area of ​​the shoulder blades, first of all, it is recommended to consult a general practitioner. This is due to the fact that he is able to differentiate the acute pathology of the cardiological profile from neurological diseases. In the case of diagnosing angina or myocardial infarction, the therapist will provide the necessary first aid, thereby saving the person from possible complications. In the future, the patient will be delivered by medical transport to the nearest specialized hospital.

When referring to a general practitioner, a person should be prepared for the fact that this specialist will send him to the following types of research:

  • electrocardiography
  • radiography of the thoracic spine,
  • esophagogastroduodenoscopy (in the presence of data for reflux esophagitis),
  • radiography of the cervical spine.

After setting a preliminary diagnosis, the general practitioner may offer you a treatment or refer you to a specialist for consultation if the identified pathology seems difficult or dangerous for the patient.

Narrow specialists

If a person has a burning sensation in the area of ​​the shoulder blades on the back, the reasons for this may be very different. Here, the cardiovascular, nervous, and digestive systems can play their part. As a result, the general practitioner can refer a patient who is worried about this symptom to the following narrow specialists:

After a general examination, these doctors may prescribe the following additional research methods:

  1. Ultrasound of the heart.
  2. Computed tomography of the cervico-thoracic spine.
  3. X-ray of the esophagus and stomach.

Ultrasound examination of the heart allows you to determine the presence of damage to this important organ, including its valve apparatus. Computed tomography helps the doctor to see vertebrae in 3D. This allows you to exclude or establish the fact that there is a pathology of a neurological profile. An X-ray of the esophagus and stomach will help determine the nature and extent of the return reflux of gastric juice into the esophagus.

Neurological causes

Pathological factors of this profile are the most common causes of burning in the back in the area of ​​the shoulder blades.

In osteochondrosis of the cervical and thoracic, intervertebral discs consisting of cartilage tissue become thinner. As a result, the vertebrae begin to injure each other, leading to the development of this symptom, which is often accompanied by pain.

Intervertebral hernia is determined by the results of computed tomography. This disease is a protrusion of the nervous tissue of the spinal cord into the intervertebral space. When it is pressed, the patient suffers not only from a burning sensation in the back in the area of ​​the shoulder blades, but also from severe pain, aggravated by any active movements.

Muscle spasm often develops as a result of the patient being kept in an uncomfortable position for the body or during a hypothermia of the back. In this case, the patient is difficult to change the position of the body, he is worried about burning and back pain. A distinctive feature of this pathology is a relatively fast healing process, which does not require active therapeutic measures. It can be accelerated with the help of drugs with muscle relaxant, anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects. Most often, for this purpose, drugs made on the basis of meloxicam are used.

Narrow spinal canal is quite rare. In the case of this pathology, pain and burning in the back bother the patient from a young age. To establish the fact of the presence of this diagnosis is possible only with the help of such imaging research methods, as computer and magnetic resonance imaging. If it is confirmed, surgical treatment may be recommended to the patient.

Spinal injuries

Burning in the back in the area of ​​the shoulder blades may result from physical effects on the spine or ribs. Most often, this symptom is accompanied by strong painful sensations. When a rib is fractured, it can be difficult for a patient to breathe normally. He has more frequent shallow breathing.

Spinal injuries require prompt response, both from the patient, his relatives, and the doctor. If you suspect this pathology, you should immediately contact a specialist. The doctor will refer the patient first to an X-ray of the damaged part of the spine. In the event of any defects or serious neurological disorders, he will have to undergo an additional examination in the form of computed tomography. In the case of establishing the pathology of the patient will be sent for surgical treatment.

Rib fractures

Injuries to the ribs usually do not require almost any intervention, except for the exclusion of physical exertion and anesthesia. Surgical intervention is practiced only in the following cases:

  • rib fracture with displacement,
  • the presence of sharp fragments and / or fragments,
  • multiple rib fractures
  • damage to lung tissue or pleural cavity with sharp edges of broken ribs.

After a trauma, the patient will have to limit his physical activity for several months.

Cardiac causes

The most dangerous causes of burning in the back in the area of ​​the shoulder blades are diseases of the cardiovascular profile.

With stable angina, the patient is also worried about pulling, burning, dull pains behind the sternum, swelling of the lower extremities, and shortness of breath that occurs during minor physical exertion. Both pain and burning in the back in the area of ​​the shoulder blades on the left, with this pathology, quickly cease to bother the patient after taking nitroglycerin.

Unstable exertional angina is characterized by a greater severity of these symptoms. However, they can not be stopped by taking nitroglycerin or its analogs. In the case of this pathology, on the electrocardiogram, the doctor identifies signs of myocardial ischemia and, after rendering first aid, the patient is sent to a specialized hospital.

In myocardial infarction, a similar clinical picture is observed, which is complemented by changes in the electrocardiogram indicating damage to the cardiac tissue. The doctor’s tactic is to provide first medical aid and transport the patient to a specialized hospital for hospitalization, to the intensive care unit and intensive care, bypassing the emergency room.

Damage to the esophagus

Burning under the shoulder blades from behind from the back can also be observed if the mucous membrane of the esophagus is affected. Most often, the damaging substance becomes gastric juice. It enters the cavity of the esophagus, irritating its mucous membrane. In this case, the patient experiences heartburn. In the case of constant effects of gastric juice on the esophagus, reflux esophagitis develops. In addition to burning in the back of the shoulder blades, it is accompanied by pain behind the sternum and a sour taste in the mouth.

What diseases of the musculoskeletal system appear burning pain in the back

Burning back pain can occur from diseases of internal organs, as well as diseases of the musculoskeletal system. Depending on the spinal disorders, the pain may be localized in the area of ​​the shoulder blades, in the lumbar region or along the entire back.

  • osteochondrosis of the thoracic region,
  • osteochondrosis of the cervical spine,
  • scoliosis of the spinal column in the thoracic region.
  • osteochondrosis,
  • radiculitis
  • herniated disk,
  • bone growths in the joints of the spine.
  • osteochondrosis,
  • kyphosis,
  • intervertebral hernia,
  • spinal disc protrusion.

Most often burning pain, which can occur due to various diseases of the spine, is a consequence of pinching nerve endings. The cause of the pain can also be the displacement of the vertebrae, wear and loss of intervertebral discs.

Related symptoms in diseases of the musculoskeletal system

In addition to burning back pain, other symptoms may occur in diseases of the musculoskeletal system of the body. If the pain is caused by a pinched nerve, hands or feet may become numb. With pain in the area of ​​the shoulder blades, it becomes difficult to raise the arm without feeling the pain, and a crunch in the joints is also possible.

When a nerve is pinched, in addition to a burning sensation, limbs may numb.

In addition, the following symptoms may occur in diseases of the musculoskeletal system:

  • muscle weakness
  • joint pain,
  • increased fatigue
  • redness or swelling of the skin in the area of ​​damage, temperature,
  • limiting the mobility of the shoulder, elbow joints,
  • impaired potency in men
  • shooting in the leg,
  • the appearance of other pains that may appear in different places of the back.

The pain can worsen with sudden movements, corners. Often there is pain after rest, or vice versa - after or during physical exertion. Sometimes it is difficult to bend or straighten your back due to burning pain all over your back. With lumbar pain, numbness and inability to move due to acute muscle spasms may occur.

Video: "Three causes of back pain"

Other reasons

In addition to diseases of the musculoskeletal system, burning back pain can occur due to diseases of internal organs, muscular neuralgia or inflammatory process of muscle fibers.

Diseases of the internal organs that lead to burning pain in the back are:

  • malfunction of the pancreas. Pancreatitis can cause pain under the scapulae. Since the pancreas is surrounded by clusters of nerve endings that form the solar plexus, the pain syndrome can spread in the posterior region of the body,
  • stomach ulcer. If the ulcer is located on the back of the stomach, the pain may spread to the back,
  • hepatic colic. Often, such pain is felt under the right scapula, may be accompanied by fever, nausea, vomiting reflexes,
  • renal impairment. Pyelonephritis or urolithiasis can cause a burning pain in the lumbar region. In addition, there may be cramps, painful urination, fever,
  • respiratory diseases. Pleurisy or pneumonia can cause acute pain in the thoracic spine, extending to the lower back. At the same time shortness of breath, cough, fever, sputum,
  • female genital diseases, ectopic pregnancy. In inflammatory processes, there may be burning pain in the lumbar region, as well as in the lower abdomen. Concomitant symptoms can be menstrual irregularities, discharge, chills,
  • herpes zoster. The disease causes a burning pain in the back at chest level. The disease affects the intercostal nerves, this causes itching, with the development of the disease reddening of the skin appears, inflammatory vesicles are formed with a filled liquid,
  • neurological abnormalities. Intercostal neuralgia is most often due to backache in the back. There may be burning pain that does not go away, and when you move, inhale and exhale, there is an increase in pain,
  • diseases of the cardiovascular system. Pain in the heart area extends to the lumbar region. Burning behind the sternum passes after taking nitroglycerin. There may be shortness of breath, palpitations.

In addition to diseases, the cause of burning pain in the back can be spinal injuries, hip joint, allergies, tumors of various localization.

Elimination of burning in the back

Before you treat a burning pain in the back, you should conduct a survey and identify the cause of burning pain.

Important! Do not use medications for back pain without determining the cause of its occurrence: you should not take painkillers for stomach ulcers. Self-medication can lead to new complications.

Medication treatment

To relieve pain syndrome, you can use warming and anti-inflammatory ointments. For diseases of the musculoskeletal system are most often prescribed. powdered agents or tablets for internal use in order to remove pain.

Besides injections can be applied or ampoule means to reduce the inflammatory process and pain.

Can apply various warming and relaxing ointments, gels, rubbing.

If a disease of the internal organs is diagnosed, the treatment is prescribed in accordance with the pathology.

Most often for back pain treatment is complex.

In addition to medicines, therapeutic physical training and massage can be prescribed, especially if burning pain occurs against the background of diseases of the musculoskeletal system.

Video: "Back pain treatment"

Surgical intervention

Surgery is a way to treat advanced scoliosis.when the pain does not go away, and the disease extends to the functioning of the internal organs. The spinal column is straightened by creating a metal skeleton of the spine, as well as the plastics of individual vertebrae.

In case of intervertebral hernia, they can also prescribe an operation to remove it., because the disease causes squeezing of the nerves and contributes to the appearance of severe pain.

For severe burning back pain, surgery may be indicated if the cause is a hernia.

The operation may be prescribed for other diseases: kyphosis, disc protrusion, as well as in diseases of internal organs: urolithiasis, ectopic pregnancy, a complicated course of other diseases leading to burning pain syndromes.

Exercises, exercise therapy, massage

Physical therapy is a priority for treatment in case of burning pain in the back. Exercise is prescribed in the event that pain causes problems of the musculoskeletal system or neuralgic symptoms. Systematic exercises can improve the state of the muscular backbone of the spine, improve blood supply to tissues, promote relaxation of the back muscles, increase intervertebral spaces, and normalize metabolic processes.

Important! A set of exercises and their regimen should be compiled by the doctor based on the diagnosis. Excessive exercise or incorrect performance of therapeutic exercises can aggravate the course of the disease. Exercises should be performed without sudden movements, at a slow pace, focusing on breathing and movements. It is necessary to begin exercises with warm-up, each time slightly increasing the load.

Massage is an addition to physical therapy.. Thanks to the massage, the blood supply to the tissues along the spinal column is normalized, the reduction of the vertebrae is performed, the general condition is improved. However, for diseases of the cardiovascular system or the presence of tumor processes, massage is strongly contraindicated.

After the massage, it is effective to use warming ointments, gels with a healing effect.

Home treatment or folk remedies

At home for back pain, you can use compresses and various massages. Traditional medicine for burning back pain is aimed at reducing the syndrome. Independent rubbing painful areas are considered effective. The rubbing of burning substances (red pepper, mustard, valerian in droplets) together gives a relaxing and analgesic effect. Such procedures are effectively performed at bedtime.

At home, other treatments are effective.:

  • warming compresses (from horseradish with radish, saline, garlic), wraps containing medicinal herbs (chamomile, elderberry, St. John's wort),
  • bath with mint components (most often with sprains and osteochondrosis),
  • self-preparation of horse chestnut, camphor, pork fat, honey ointment
  • dry warm. Use bags with heated cherry pits or warm sand).

Herbal infusions, which are used for internal use can help with burning pain in the back caused by a violation of the internal organs. So, with urolithiasis, it is effective to use plantain and nettles, and for ulcers - potato decoction and propolis.

When radiculitis use wine from elecampane with honey.

Important! The use of folk remedies must be approved by a doctor. Self-treatment at home can be not only ineffective, but also harmful to health.


In this way, burning pain in the back It can be caused by problems with internal organs, inflammatory and neuralgic processes in the tissues of the back, as well as disruption of the functioning of the musculoskeletal system. In order to effectively eliminate pain, it is necessary to identify the cause of the development of pain.

Treatment can be carried out comprehensively, with the use of drugs, performing therapeutic exercises, the use of massage and the use of folk remedies. An important condition for recovery is compliance with the recommendations of the doctor, as well as regular exercise in the presence of problems with the spine.

Causes of hot back

Back pain is a common complaint. Many people in certain moments of life suffer from pain in the spine. Stretching the muscles in the back is usually characterized by dull aching pain, which can turn into a spasm, especially during movement. But hot or burning pain in the back, which can occur in any area of ​​the spine, is usually associated with problems with nerves.

Causes of hot spins may include:

1) Multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is a disease that causes damage to nerve fibers that go from the spinal cord to the brain. It also damages the substance that covers these fibers, called myelin. This damage changes the way we interpret signals from nerves to the brain and other parts of our body.

Multiple sclerosis causes a variety of symptoms, including weakness and stiffness of muscles, tingling and numbness in the limbs, as well as pain. According to the International Federation of Multiple Sclerosis (IFRS), 55 percent of people with this condition suffer from significant pain. Despite the fact that pain, which is felt as a burning sensation, is most common in the hands and feet, it can also affect the back.

Treatment for multiple sclerosis includes:

  • physiotherapy
  • taking muscle relaxants
  • taking steroid and immune drugs.

1. Hernia or intervertebral disc protrusion

Our spine consists of a series of bones (vertebrae), standing on top of each other. The spine has 7 vertebrae in the cervical region (neck), 12 vertebrae in the thoracic region, 5 vertebrae in the lumbar region (lower back). The intervertebral disc is located between the vertebrae and has a heterogeneous structure. The intervertebral disc protects the vertebrae, absorbing shock during such standard actions as running, lifting weights and others.

Each intervertebral disk has two parts: a soft gelatinous content (pulpal nucleus) and a hard outer ring (fibrous ring). Degenerative processes or injury can cause the pulpal nucleus to erupt through a crack in the fibrous ring. This condition is known as a herniated disc. A herniated disc can cause pain and discomfort. If the hernial material squeezes one of the vertebral nerves, then you may also experience numbness and pain along the pinched nerve. In severe cases, you may need surgery to remove or restore the diseased disc.

A herniated disc may appear in any part of the spine, starting at the neck and ending at the lower back. Intervertebral hernia can put additional pressure on the nerves and surrounding muscles.

Symptoms of intervertebral hernia include:

  • pain and numbness, especially often - on one side of the body,
  • pain that gives to the arm or leg
  • pain intensifying at night and during certain movements,
  • pain, which is aggravated after a long stay in one position,
  • pain when walking a short distance,
  • unexplained muscle weakness
  • tingling and burning sensation in the affected area.

The type of pain can vary from person to person. See your doctor if your pain leads to numbness or tingling that affects your ability to control muscles.

Causes of intervertebral hernia include age, traumatic damage to the spine, prolonged stay in static postures, weight lifting, and others.

The most often emotional nature of describing pain (back burns) occurs in the thoracic spine, as the most immobile part of the spine.

2. Spinal stenosis

The spine is a pillar of bones called vertebrae that provide stability and support to the upper back. He allows us to turn and bend. The spinal nerves pass through holes in the vertebrae and carry signals from the brain to the rest of the body. The surrounding bones and tissues protect these nerves. If the nerves are damaged, it can lead to problems with walking, balance and sensitivity.

Spinal stenosis is a condition in which the spinal canal narrows and begins to squeeze the spinal cord. As a rule, it is a gradual process. If the narrowing is minimal, then the person may not experience any symptoms. Too much contraction can lead to nerve compression and cause problems. In addition, the primary or secondary spinal canal stenosis aggravates the course of osteochondrosis and its complications such as protrusion and herniation of the intervertebral disc, spondyloarthrosis and spondylosis of the spine.

Stenosis can occur in any area of ​​the spine.

Symptoms of spinal stenosis progresses with time. You may experience:

  • weakness in the arm or leg,
  • low back pain when standing and walking,
  • numbness in legs or buttocks,
  • balance problems.

Sitting in a chair usually helps reduce these symptoms. However, then they can come back.

Causes of spinal stenosis include:

  • congenital spinal defect
  • congenital narrow vertebral canal,
  • spinal curvature (scoliosis),
  • Paget's disease
  • bone tumors
  • achondroplasia, which is one of the types of dwarfism.
  • spinal osteochondrosis, leading to secondary spinal stenosis.

Sciatica is a complex of symptoms associated with pinched sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve begins in the spinal cord, passes through the thighs and buttocks, and descends into the legs. It is the biggest nerve of our body.

Sciatica can manifest itself in pain in the back, buttock and leg of varying degrees of intensity, as well as in numbness, tingling, burning, feeling hot or cold and weakness.

Symptoms of sciatica may also include:

  • pain aggravated by movements
  • numbness or weakness in the legs or feet along the sciatic nerve,
  • painful tingling
  • in severe cases, impaired urination and bowel movements.

Although sciatica is usually the result of a lumbar intervertebral hernia that has a direct effect on the nerve, any irritation or inflammation of the sciatic nerve can lead to the symptoms of sciatica. Irritation of the nerve of the intervertebral hernia is often called radiculopathy. In addition to compression of the nerve by the intervertebral disk, other causes of sciatica include compression of the nerve by nearby bone, tumor, muscle, internal bleeding, infection, trauma, and others. Sometimes sciatica may occur due to compression of the sciatic nerve during pregnancy.

Depending on the cause, sciatica can be treated with:

  • free spinal traction,
  • physical therapy,
  • physiotherapy
  • recreation,
  • applying ice
  • painkillers or anti-inflammatory drugs.

In extreme cases, surgical treatment is recommended for patients with pinched nerves.

3) Shingles

Shingles is an infection of the nerves of our body caused by the same virus as chickenpox (varicella zoster). If you have had chickenpox, the virus may not manifest itself for decades. We do not know exactly why some people re-activate the virus, but if this happens, a person develops a blistering rash with severe pain, which often surrounds the trunk, including the spine.

For many people, the pain disappears as soon as the rash heals. However, in some people, herpes zoster can cause lasting pain, called "postherpetic neuralgia."

Treatment of shingles pain may include:

  • nervous blockade
  • antiviral agents
  • painkillers
  • antidepressants
  • steroid drugs.

4) Lyme disease

According to a study published in the journal Current Infectious Disease Reports, up to 15 percent of patients with Lyme disease (an infectious disease characterized by muscle and joint pain and severe fatigue) are affected by the nervous system.

When Lyme disease affects the nervous system, it can sometimes cause inflammation or irritation of the nerve endings in the spine, leading to a burning sensation in the back. Lyme disease is usually treated with oral or intravenous antibiotics.

5) Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is considered a disease of the brain and central nervous system. Experts are not completely sure what causes it. It seems that the nerve endings of people with fibromyalgia may misinterpret and heighten pain messages.

Despite the fact that the disease causes pain throughout the body, it often affects frequently used muscles, including back muscles. The pain may be aching, but it is also sometimes described as hot or burning.

Fibromyalgia treatment includes:

  • painkillers
  • anti-inflammatory drugs
  • muscle relaxants
  • antidepressants.

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Causes of severe back pain between the shoulder blades

Most people with back pain between the shoulder blades associate its appearance with various disorders of the spinal column, nerve roots of the ligaments, intervertebral discs or the discs themselves. But it should be remembered that such painful sensations can be associated with other diseases of the chest organs - the stomach, heart, respiratory system, organs of the mediastinum.

Such pain can be acute, which is rapidly growing and either passes quickly or significantly increases with time, and chronic - which worries the patient for a long time and requires an accurate diagnosis, as it can be a symptom of a serious pathology of any chest organs. Sometimes the pain between the shoulder blades can occur only after abrupt physical exertion or after a long stay in a certain uncomfortable position.

It should be remembered that pain in the interscapular region is not a disease, but a symptom, and before using any back pain or injections ointment. should establish the real reason for their appearance. When referring to a doctor, it is very important to describe all the slightest accompanying symptoms that accompany pain, the time of their occurrence, provoking factors of its amplification, because the doctor needs help in determining the direction of the examination and sometimes it is very difficult to establish the correct diagnosis without accurate data on the nature of pain.

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Intervertebral hernia

You should know that vertebral hernia in the thoracic spine is a very rare phenomenon, since this part of the spine does not bear such an increased load as the cervical and lumbar spine. To diagnose or exclude this pathology by a neurologist, an osteopath directs a patient to an MRI, CT scan. The changes in the intervertebral hernia are due to the fact that the fibrous ring - the outer part of the intervertebral disc from the strain begins to act, while the distance between the vertebrae decreases and the nerve roots are pinched. That is, the fibrous ring cracks, the pulpous core (shock absorber in the center of the disk) begins to protrude into it.

When such a hernia is detected, doctors prescribe NSAIDs (anti-inflammatory drugs), physiotherapy, physical therapy, and reflexology; in severe cases, surgery is indicated. Difference of such pain in the intervertebral hernia of the thoracic spine from other pathologies is its localization in only one place, the pain may also radiate to the chest, which may resemble symptoms of impaired lung or heart function. With long-term absence of treatment of intervertebral hernia, spinal curvature, paraparesis of the lower extremities, pelvic organ dysfunction, and chronic pain syndrome may occur.

Overstrain in combination with hypothermia of the back muscles

Overvoltage of the back muscles can also cause pain in the area of ​​the shoulder blades, it is not considered a disease, but with frequent excessive loads, weight lifting, with a long stay in a sitting position, in a uniform posture - the risk of developing osteochondrosis, scoliosis, intervertebral hernia increases. Very often, such pains affect persons whose work forces them to stay in the same position for several hours a day - these are seamstresses, drivers, office workers, surgeons.

Sometimes with the combination of such a profession and conditioner, hypothermia, the so-called backache may occur when the pain becomes more intense and requires the appointment of NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), the use of warming, distracting ointments, massage, etc. To prevent such complications, you should try to avoid drafts, to lead the most active way of life, do yoga, Bodyflex, therapeutic exercises, every six months take a course of professional massage.

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Common joint pain may be a symptom of more serious illnesses:

  • Difficulty walking
  • Osteomyelitis - bone inflammation,
  • Seps - blood poisoning,
  • Violation of the pelvic organs,
  • In severe cases, paralysis of the arms and legs.

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Spinal tuberculosis

For today, many doctors seem to forget about this disease and the tuberculosis services in the country for some reason are declining, and in fact almost 90% of the population is infected with mycobacterium tuberculosis since childhood. If a person is injured, especially of the back, or the joint, or is simply overcooled, with very weakened immunity, a tuberculous focus often occurs at the site of injury, which even on X-rays does not always recognize on specific grounds.

Often, in such cases, the diagnosis is established only when the person is already exhausted from terrible pain and has a number of complications. In this disease a person may be disturbed by a very strong, burning pain between the shoulder blades; patients describe it as twisting or boring at one point of the spine, as well as localizing the lesion in the thoracic spine, pain radiates to the chest. in which there is a burning sensation, heat, aches.

Spinal tuberculosis is a very insidious disease, and, if it occurs in the spinal sections, the patient does not always have foci in the lungs, this can be an independent foci of tuberculosis infection in any spinal section. People are accustomed to the opinion that tuberculosis is a disease that affects only the low social strata of the population and is localized, as a rule, only in the lungs. This is a huge mistake!

When the body's defenses are weakened, the Koch wand, which is present in almost every person's body, is activated in the most weakened organs and a slow inflammatory process begins, such as the kidneys, lymph nodes, women's fallopian tubes, the prostate or the testicles in men, and individual vertebrae in the spine or joints in the limbs.

According to statistics, almost 50% of the population has varying degrees of scoliosis - curvature, twisting of the spinal column, and most often it is the thoracic spine in combination with the cervical or lumbar spine. And since the ribs are connected with the thoracic regions, the shape of the chest and the chest changes. There are a lot of reasons for its development - these are congenital pathologies of ligaments, bones, and also acquired ones - intense physical overload, sedentary office work, or schoolchildren at the desk.

With lateral and direct chest X-ray, a surgeon, neurologist, orthopedist, or osteopath can establish a similar diagnosis. Therapy of such a pathology must be very intensive and long - this is a massage, wearing a special corset, therapeutic exercises. In scoliosis, back pain between the shoulder blades is a leading symptom, and the following symptoms are also characteristic of it:

  • At an early stage, the visual distortion may be barely noticeable, but as scoliosis progresses when viewed from the back of the patient, the distortion becomes noticeable.
  • Scoliosis causes an increase in fatigue of the back muscles.
  • Shoulders and arm position may be at different heights.
  • The pains that bother the patient in the chest are more often localized in one side.
  • Between the shoulder blades, the pain can be either intermittent from a strong overvoltage or prolonged standing or sitting, and it can also be permanent.


Since the primary stages of osteochondrosis are now found even in pre-decade children, this pathology can rightly be called the scourge of the modern city dweller. More recently, this disease was considered a disease of the elderly, but modern life, the wrong, sedentary lifestyle, leads to the early development of degenerative changes in the joints and spine. The cause of back pain contributes to the inflammatory process that develops in the surrounding tissues around the damaged vertebrae, as well as due to pinching of the nerve roots. The following symptoms are characteristic of osteochondrosis:

  • Constant, aching pain in the back, aggravated by sneezing, coughing, sudden changes in body position, during physical exertion
  • When straightening the shoulders, you can hear the crunch between the shoulder blades.
  • Chest pain can be described as “worth the call.”
  • Reducing the mobility of the ribs leads to difficulty breathing, and the person begins to breathe with his stomach
  • Movement in the hands is limited, there is weakness, tingling or numbness in the hands.

Intercostal neuralgia

Intercostal neuralgia usually worries a person with pain in one side of the chest, but in rare cases it can be in the area of ​​the shoulder blades. This occurs in situations where squeezing of the nerve roots occurs in the thoracic compartment under excessive loads, with hypothermia, trauma, infectious diseases, or with osteochondrosis of the thoracic section.

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When intercostal neuralgia symptoms. pains worse when pressing on the chest, when coughing, and may disturb the patient day and night. Since pain in osteochondrosis, scoliosis and intercostal neuralgia is very difficult to differentiate, to clarify the diagnosis, refer to qualified orthopedists, neurologists, osteopaths, and surgeons.


This disease is very similar to osteochondrosis, according to the nature of the pain, according to the factors of its amplification under load, change of body position. It is also chronic in nature, with periods of exacerbations and remission. It is possible to distinguish spondyloarthrosis from osteochondrosis only with the help of X-rays, MRI or CT. In this disease, the destruction of cartilage and its replacement by bone tissue occurs, therefore, bone protrusions can be found on the vertebrae.

Myositis of the back muscles

After any hypothermia, ARVI, flu, muscle over-exertion, back injury, inflammation in muscle tissue can occur - myositis. Like any disease, it can be acute or chronic. At the same time, pain can be in any parts of the spine, they are aching in nature and are also aggravated by palpation, movement, and physical exertion. This is not a dangerous condition, and the use of warming and pain relieving ointments for back pain usually helps.

Diseases of internal organs

As we have already said, pain in the area of ​​the shoulder blades on the back is not always signs of diseases of the spine, almost all diseases of the mediastinum, heart, stomach, pancreas and gall bladder can contribute to the appearance of pain in the back. In our time of oncological tensions, when cancer does not spare either children or adults, the development of tumors of the organs of the mediastinum, stomach, and lungs can also manifest pain in the area of ​​the scapula.

Diseases of the cardiovascular system

Ischemic heart disease, myocardial infarction, angina are diseases that can also be the cause of such pain. With angina. for example, the pain never lasts more than 5 minutes, and when you take nitroglycerin, it basically disappears right away. However, during an acute attack, if severe pain lasts for more than 5 minutes, blood pressure decreases, cold sweat appears, the skin is pale, you should immediately call an ambulance.

Respiratory diseases

If a patient has a cough besides back pain, an increase in body temperature, even a slight one, the cause may be lung pathology. Usually such diseases as pneumonia or pleurisy are preceded by hypothermia, acute respiratory viral infections, influenza. Recently, cases of atypical forms of pneumonia have become more frequent, when pneumonia is caused by such pathogens as mycoplasma or chlamydia, they are not accompanied by very high temperatures, but can occur on the background of subfebrile condition, while back pain may appear in the right, left, inspiration, especially aggravated by deep inspiration. The main criterion for distinguishing the pathology of the lung from other causes is the presence of temperature, not even high cough.

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Other diseases

  • Osteoporosis with vertebral body fractures, for example, on the background of long-term use of steroid hormones or the drop in postmenopausal estrogen in women.
  • Metastasis to the vertebrae of gastric cancer, for example, can also cause pain.
  • Spontaneous fractures with irrational loads.
  • Ankilokhiruyushchy spondylitis (ankylosing spondylitis) systemic disease. It is more striking than men, in which, against the background of inflammation, the vertebrae are affected and ligaments become ossified. As a result, the spine becomes inflexible, and is radiologically described as a bamboo stick.

To keep your spine healthy, when you have to stand for a long time, change your position every 10 minutes - put your body weight on one leg, then on the other, walk in place, bend back and forth, stretch your arms forward, take a deep breath - you will feel a surge of energy and the feeling of tiredness will decrease.

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Who to contact

If an unpleasant symptom occurs, you should first turn to a general practitioner, then a neuropathologist.

With prolonged and prolonged depression. accompanied by a burning sensation in the back, you need to seek help from a psychotherapist.

Do not try to cope with the disease with its own forces and traditional medicine, as it often leads to a deterioration of the condition.

The burning sensation is a consequence, and for proper treatment it is required to establish the cause of its occurrence.

It may be necessary to have an examination by the following specialists:

A full examination will establish the diagnosis and prescribe the correct treatment.


When the back is burning between the shoulder blades, the reasons may be hiding anywhere, so as soon as an unpleasant syndrome has appeared, you should immediately go to a specialist.

The doctor will assess the condition of the spinal column and all organs. For this purpose, an integrated approach is used, which helps to establish an accurate diagnosis.

During the examination, you will definitely have to pass tests, undergo an ultrasound examination, and X-rays.

In addition to general analyzes, there are additional, including:

  • blood chemistry,
  • marker of liver and kidney diseases,
  • biochemical analysis of urine.

When it is precisely established why the back burns between the shoulder blades, adequate treatment is prescribed. Treatment should take place only under the supervision of a specialist. In case of serious pathologies, hospital treatment may be required.

Usually, a treatment regimen includes a number of procedures aimed at eliminating unpleasant symptoms, relieving pain, reducing inflammation.

Next, the patient undergoes a course of rehabilitation thanks to the procedures that restore and strengthen the muscular corset.

For burning in the area of ​​the shoulder blades can hide a lot of diseases of both the spine and internal organs, so it is important to consult a specialist before the condition worsens.

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The information in the articles is intended solely for general information and should not be used for self-diagnosis of health problems or for medical purposes. This article is not a substitute for medical advice from a doctor (neurologist, therapist). Please consult your doctor first to know exactly the cause of your health problem.

GETTING BETWEEN SHOULDERS: What can be caused by pain between the shoulder blades in the spine, Orders are not discussed

Burning in the back is a type of pain that occurs in the area between the shoulder blades when seated. These are the most common causes of pain in the interscapular region of the back. But, alas, not the only ones. When a person feels a pain in the back between the shoulder blades, it usually does not occur to him that these are the first symptoms of serious diseases. The pain itself may, in addition to the back, give to the region of the heart or spread along the spine.

In the interscapular region can also give pain in various diseases of internal organs. If the pain is aggravated by not even taking a deep breath, and it hurts rather under the right shoulder blade, then we can talk about diaphragmatic abscess. The test "in this case will be increased pain during the rotation of the head, its re-flexion. The pain can be described as acute, shooting, and as aching. Usually, such pain indicates an increase in the load on the spine due to the displacement of the center of gravity.

The pain is in neuralgia that increases in a certain position of the body, when walking, physical exertion. In addition to pain, this pathology is characterized by heartburn, belching, nausea. The pain is sharp, stabbing. In this case, 2 states are differentiated - ischemic cardiac pathology (its subtype is angina) and osteochondrosis.

Between the shoulder blades and in the neck

Beginning ulcer perforation. In this case, before that there were abdominal pain, heartburn, nausea, bloating. If your back is burning, the causes of this phenomenon should be carefully studied by a doctor. Burning in the back can be a signal for any internal problem. Feeling a burning sensation in the upper back between the shoulder blades, it is important to quickly and clearly identify the symptoms of the pathology, this can save you from various complications.

The manifestation of osteochondrosis in the same parts of the spine. Pain in the cervical osteochondrosis, dull and aching, most often concentrated just below the neck. Sharp head turns make the pain stronger. Patients often complain that the center of pain is under the scapula, although they are given to the arm. In osteochondrosis of the thoracic and lumbar regions, this syndrome also appears.

If scoliosis occurs in the thoracic spine, pain will be localized between the shoulder blades. Pains in this case are observed periodically, especially after a meal, which is clearly the initiator of the attack. The main cause of burning in the back in the area of ​​the shoulder blades is the result of pinching, irritation or squeezing of one or several nerve roots of the spinal column.

Blood stasis in this area causes ischemia and concomitant sensations. The treatment of such pain is a long and phased process. Pain in the back is familiar to most people. They can be of any nature, location, intensity, but they bring the same discomfort. Burning in the back can have deeper roots than superficial pain. Spinal treatment in this case is not effective.

It is believed that the pain between the shoulder blades occurs mainly with osteochondrosis. Burning pain between the shoulder blades is a sign of muscle abnormalities, such as blood stasis in this section or ischemia. With other pathologies of the spine, burning in the back occurs due to pinching of the roots, or a change in the natural position of the internal organs.

This is how spinal diseases (mainly osteochondrosis) manifest themselves at the level of the lower cervical - upper thoracic vertebrae. This type of pain manifests itself inflammation of the muscles of the interscapular region, as well as the defeat of their tendons, ligaments and places of attachment to the vertebrae.

Why does the back hurt between the shoulder blades?

This is how the pain from an overload or muscles of a given area, or the thoracic (less commonly - cervical) part of the spine, manifests. The aching, dull pain that occurs in the morning and can wake a person speaks of an exacerbation of osteochondrosis.

Usually pain when coughing is characteristic of intercostal neuralgia. It can be delivered to the heart area, back, under the scapula, which requires additional research (ultrasound of the abdomen, ECG, X-ray of the lungs) to exclude diseases of the internal organs.

In this case, the pain increases with the load on the neck, its long uncomfortable position. In this case, well-being also suffers significantly. Almost 90% of the causes of pain, described by the characteristic "dull", is in the pathology of muscles, tendons and ligaments.

Pleurisy. Then, in addition to pain, a person will notice a cough, weakness. Injuries to the structures of the thoracic and cervical spine. It includes medication, physiotherapy, exercise therapy, ultrasound, magnetic therapy. Scoliosis is considered to be the result of an extremely careless attitude: a person is in uncomfortable postures for a long time, does not lift weights correctly, bends down sharply. As a result, the overvoltage of certain paravertebral muscles increases, which often pulls the vertebrae along.

Almost every second person suffers with various forms of curvature, therefore this cause of burning of the back is one of the most common. In severe forms of scoliosis, surgical treatment may be required. Therapy is to eliminate the load from the disk, to normalize the nutrition of the disk, the biomechanics of the spine. Possible pulmonary or intervertebral hernia. Pulmonary hernia occurs when the lungs extend beyond the chest.

The pain of this nature usually appears in response to the infringement, inflammation or irritation of one or several roots of the spinal nerves: this is what used to be called “radiculitis”. Most often, burning in the back is associated with diseases of the spine. The most obsessive and intense sensations are pains in the form of a burning sensation between the shoulder blades in the back and itching. Most people try to eliminate them by taking painkillers.

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Causes and treatment of back pain

There are diseases in the clinical picture of which the pain between the shoulder blades enters:

There are many possible causes of pain between the shoulder blades. We are always talking about any pathology, so pain syndrome should be considered as a secondary symptom of the current pathology.

What can be called the reasons that hurts the back between the shoulder blades. All causes of back pain between the shoulder blades can be divided into three groups:

How to get rid of pain

Scoliosis is considered to be the result of an extremely careless attitude: a person is in uncomfortable postures for a long time, does not lift weights correctly, bends down sharply. As a result, the overvoltage of certain paravertebral muscles increases, which often pulls the vertebrae along.

Pains in this case are observed periodically, especially after a meal, which is clearly the initiator of the attack. Vomiting relieves the condition immediately. Often, with such a disease, belching, regurgitation and abundant salivation are observed. It is necessary to treat the underlying disease.

Ways to get rid of pain depends on the diagnosis. If it is connected with muscles, then the most usual warm-up can help (a few moves of the arms). In all other cases, you need to contact a specialist, as self-treatment will not be effective.

Scoliosis: symptoms, treatment

Naturally, the treatment of pain in this case is fully determined by the diagnosis, and accordingly may be completely different. But since we have already figured out that most often the reason is hidden in the muscles, let's deal with this option.

The answer to the question “what to do if your back hurts between the shoulder blades?” Is obvious, you need to be treated.

It is impossible to engage in self-treatment in any case: it is fraught with complications. However, to relieve pain before visiting a doctor, you can take an anti-inflammatory tablet (Ibuprofen, Ketorolac) and an analgesic (Analgin, Novigan, etc.) once.

The treatment is mainly conservative, medications are prescribed for the following groups:

• Anti-inflammatory (NSAIDs). To relieve inflammation.

Pain prevention

There are several rules for the prevention of pain between the shoulder blades. Following them, you can forget about the question "what to do if your back hurts between the shoulder blades?".

• Do not work too hard physically. If lightening is not possible, it is recommended to take breaks every hour.

• It is not recommended to maintain a sedentary lifestyle. Light physical exertion is indicated for the prevention of diseases of the back.

• Every six months or a year, you should undergo preventive check-ups with a surgeon.

• With a sedentary job, it is recommended to do light exercises every hour.

• Sit right. The perfect fit is when the back is straight.

• It is necessary to monitor the work of the heart and at the first suspicion go to a doctor.

These recommendations will help prevent back problems.

Back pain between the shoulder blades is an unpleasant symptom in favor of the pathological process. To understand his character can only be a doctor, so do not postpone the visit to a specialist. Fortunately, we usually talk about lung and non-life-threatening diseases.

Symptoms and treatment of diseases of the digestive tract

Pains in this case are observed periodically, especially after a meal, which is clearly the initiator of the attack. Vomiting relieves the condition immediately. Often, with such a disease, belching, regurgitation and abundant salivation are observed. It is necessary to treat the underlying disease.

Diseases of the liver and biliary system. This pain syndrome is characterized by very severe pain, sometimes unbearable. This pain occurs with a spasm of the gallbladder, when blocking a pain with a stone, it is felt much more sharply, acquiring the character of colic. The pain syndrome is localized in the right hypochondrium, and the pain gives to the right shoulder blade, the right shoulder. Painkillers, enzyme preparations, choleretic medicinal herbs in the form of decoctions are prescribed. Preparations for the treatment of the liver - Kars, abkosul, Essentiale.

The main cause of burning in the back in the area of ​​the shoulder blades is the result of pinching, irritation or squeezing of one or several nerve roots of the spinal column.

Accompanied by a general feeling of discomfort and seriously limits the patient's physical activity. In addition to the diseases listed above, non-medical causes can also be a provoking factor:

  1. Lifestyle, excluding every activity.
  2. Lack of physical stress on the body.
  3. Work not related to physical activity.
  4. Overweight.
  5. Unprepared physical activity.
  6. Incorrect weight lifting.
  7. All sorts of injuries.

What to do when your back hurts?

First of all, you should visit a general practitioner who knows what to do next. In order to diagnose the condition of the spinal column, muscles and nerves of the back, a consultation of a neurologist will be required. In the case of suspected problems in the urinary system will require the services of a urologist. If there are suspicions of chronic diseases of the female reproductive organs, a gynecologist is needed.

To go to a consultation with these specialists, it is necessary to perform a general analysis of blood and urine, to undergo X-ray of the spinal column and an ultrasound examination of the hip joints. If the work done is not enough, then the appropriate specialist will appoint additional studies.

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