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Why do I consistently get muscle pain & tightning on left side by shoulder blade?

Posted by paris1

About every 2 to 3 months I get a muscle tightening and moderate pain on & under my left shoulder blade that slowly eases up after about 4 days or so while taking motrin and using back massager pad on and off throughout the day and evening.  I don't have to be doing anything strenous.  I could just be bending down or even just getting out of bed in the morning.  The first day is bad as I have to take shallow breaths due to pain.  And it feels better when I stand then when I sit or lay down. I finally went to see my doctor and after taking x-rays, he found nothing unusual but I don't know why this would be happening over and over again?
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