Upper back pain — The Bump
September 2013 Moms

Upper back pain

Hey ladies,

I have only been stalking so far in this site but I have a question:

I have been experiencing upper back pain for about a week now. It is only on my left side and right behind my shoulder blade. It sometimes feels better when I am lying on my back.
I do have a large chest 34F before getting pg so I thought that might be a reason. I do find it strange that it is only on the left side.

Any thoughts or suggestions?

Thanks :

Re: Upper back pain

  • I'd also guess that it is related to your boobs.  I had this issue when my milk came in with DS...I found it helped a little to keep a pillow between my arms/against my chest at night.

    2 years, 2 surgeries, 2 clomid fails, 2 IUIs, 1 loss, IVF #1 - 10/25/10 = BFP!, DS is now 3.5yrs!
    TTC #2 - 6/12 surgery #3, FET #1 & 1.2 = BFN, 12/2012 FET #2 = BFP! DD is 1.5 yrs!
    Surprise! 12/16/14 BFP, loss #2 12/31/14

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  • I suffered from shoulder blade pain before being pg so I feel ya! For solutions talk to your doctor about getting a Tens Unit. They are little, tiny electrical currents that massage the problem area. 100 percent homeopathic and 100 percent safe for baby. The unit will actually reprogram and condition the muscle that is causing the issue. Love mine. Much better than popping an excedrin every four hours! Also ask about an aspirin cream. This is a better option and central to the problem area. When all else fails... acupuncture!


    BFP 01/05/2013. EDD 09/18/2013. Low Progesterone. Gestational Diabetes. Rh Negative. Baby Ky-Mani born 100% healthy 09/17/2013. TTC#2 12/2013. BFP 02/01/2014! "Baby RaggaMuffin" due 10/07/2014.


  • I had this exact pain! I don't know what caused it but attributed it to sleeping in a funky position because my boobs hurt soooooo bad!!! I WAS a belly sleeper. Ask your DH for a back rub, that is the only thing that helped me.

     Good luck! 

    Pregnancy Ticker
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