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February 13th, 2011
Breathtaking Collar Bone Pain
Same as the rest of you, I have a sharp pain between my collar bone and neck, usually on the left side. It feels like someone is stabbing me with a sword straight down from that spot, the pain sometimes goes up the neck as well. Happens a few times a year and only lasts for a few seconds to a minute. Occasionally two or three times in succession separated by a few seconds. The pain is so strong that I cannot talk or breath. My doc has obviously been talking yours because she says its nothing. It's been going on since I was little, I'm now 25. At least I know I'm not crazy now.
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replied February 26th, 2011
Hi! I hope I can help some of you figure this out. I was having this same nagging pain in my collarbone last night. After reading your responses, I decided to investigate further. I am pretty sure most of us are suffering from a reaction with the phrenic nerve. I believe mine was caused by taking acidophilus because I am a mission to correct my microorganism imbalance. This is the very pain I had a year ago after they removed my gallbladder lapriscopicly. They referred to this pain as co2 pain which after reading further up on that, is the gas irritating the nerve. Some of you may have digestive issues that are stimulating this. I suggest you read up on yeast and bacteria and how it can benefit or hurt the body. Hope you all figure your individual problem out. Good luck!
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replied March 8th, 2011
I sometimes get the rib one and the doc said it could m lung catching on my rib cage.

I get the left side collar bone one to and its funn to hear people say things about a little bubble or heart burn cos the only time I get this is when drinking fizzy drink.... but when i tell ppl they just think its weird the two could be be related
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replied March 27th, 2011
Severe left shoulder/clavicle pain
I'm pretty sure I have the answer for all of you. I am 24 years old and have recently had a Nissen Fundoplication surgery to correct my severe GERD, hiatus hernia, and slow down the progression of my Barett's esophagus. I have struggled with the exact pain mentioned above, and my thoracic surgeon informed me that it is due to the sutures and repair of my diaphragm ( the large muscle in your chest beneath your lungs that rises and falls with each breath ). Apparently, the diaphragm's nerve endings are located in your left shoulder. When something is irritating your diaphragm, you will feel pain in your left shoulder, and/or clavicle (a.k.a Collar bone). If you are experiencing these pains, as I also have from a very young age, it might be a good idea to get checked for GERD. The pain could be a symptom of the disease. Hope this helps!
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replied March 27th, 2011
I'm pretty sure I have the answer for all of you. I am 24 years old and have recently had a Nissen Fundoplication surgery to correct my severe GERD, hiatus hernia, and slow down the progression of my Barett's esophagus. I have struggled with the exact pain mentioned above, and my thoracic surgeon informed me that it is due to the sutures and repair of my diaphragm ( the large muscle in your chest beneath your lungs that rises and falls with each breath ). Apparently, the diaphragm's nerve endings are located in your left shoulder. When something is irritating your diaphragm, you will feel pain in your left shoulder, and/or clavicle (a.k.a Collar bone). If you are experiencing these pains, as I also have from a very young age, it might be a good idea to get checked for GERD. The pain could be a symptom of the disease. Hope this helps!
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replied April 26th, 2011
Wow, amazing people have the exact same pain I did today. My wife, whose a physician, thought I was crazy until we read previous posts of people having that sharp, stabbing pain in the left collar bone. The only weird variable I have is being recently diagnosed with a myloprolifitive neoplasm - unclassified caused by a very rare bone marrow mutation Jak2. Other then that, I am a healthy 30yr old. My wife is rather certain that those two cannot be related, but wanted to share. Hope I didn't freak anyone out.
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replied May 28th, 2011
this condition is caused by gas build up in the digestive system, to cure this condition forever you have to rectify what is causing the gas build up, acid reflux is a major cause for gas, but there are many other diseases of the digestive system, so a noirmal working digestive system means a total cure for this pain, cheers.
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replied May 29th, 2011
I experienced this same pain, but it was in my right collar bone. Every deep breath gave me a sharp pain. I went to the doctor who ran blood tests and came to find out that I have a pulmonary embolism (blood clot on my right lung). If the pain does not go away, I would definately go to the doctor as this could be serious. I was hospitalized for 5 days and was put on blood thinners.
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replied June 6th, 2011
Stabbing Pain in Left Shoulder Blade
I started getting these same symptoms around 1995 (STABBING/throbbing pain on top of my left collarbone). After many tests, I asked my Neurologist if it could be THORACIC OUTLET SYNDROME. They did the artery conduction test (can't remember exactly what it's called). Turns out that is what I have, but I do not have the extra rib. I do have a friend who had the extra rib and the pain was so bad and her left arm was so weak that she had to have the rib removed. This is not a popular operation, because the results are hardly ever positive. So, look for good physicians that can tell you how to control this problem and who will recommend the proper tests. I still get the pain now and then. I try to never raise my left arm too much, because that causes the artery to get "pinched", and that's what causes the pain.
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replied June 6th, 2011
Stabbing Pain in Left Shoulder Blade
I started getting these same symptoms around 1995 (STABBING/throbbing pain on top of my left collarbone). After many tests, I asked my Neurologist if it could be THORACIC OUTLET SYNDROME. They did the artery conduction test (can't remember exactly what it's called). Turns out that is what I have, but I do not have the extra rib. I do have a friend who had the extra rib and the pain was so bad and her left arm was so weak that she had to have the rib removed. This is not a popular operation, because the results are hardly ever positive. So, look for good physicians that can tell you how to control this problem and who will recommend the proper tests. I still get the pain now and then. I try to never raise my left arm too much, because that causes the artery to get "pinched", and that's what causes the pain.
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replied June 29th, 2011
I've had these pains (in my left collarbone) for as long as I can remember too. I'm 19 now.

Sometimes I won't have it for months, and I don't get it too often.

I don't know if it's any relation, but I usually get it after eating, especially sugar. Could be a coincidence, but I've noticed that a lot in the last year or so.

The pain never last more than 10-15 seconds. But it 'paralyzes' me in that time. Meaning I'm scared to move. I've never asked a doctor about it, and by the sounds of it most don't know what it is anyway!
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replied July 16th, 2011
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome At A Glance

Thoracic outlet syndrome is a condition whereby symptoms are produced from compression of nerves or blood vessels, or both, because of an inadequate passageway through an area (thoracic outlet) between the base of the neck and the armpit.

Symptoms include neck, shoulder, and arm pain, numbness, or impaired circulation to the extremities (causing discoloration).

Diagnosis of thoracic outlet syndrome is suggested by the symptoms and physical findings and is sometimes supported by electrical and/or radiology tests.

Treatment of thoracic outlet syndrome usually involves physical-therapy exercises and avoiding certain prolonged positions of the shoulder.
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replied August 28th, 2011
What I have is a sharp jolt in my collar bone on the left side that feels like I just received a 220 volt direct shock. It lasts for a second and then that whole are of my shoulder and neck heats up where you can actually feel the differance. It used to happen about once or twice a year but now I have it every couple of weeks. I talked to my sister in law who is a LPN and she has also had it but not very often. She thinks it is nerve damage from an old injury. About 3 years ago I hurt my neck playing hockey, I hit the glass behind the net with my face shield and twisted my neck to the right. I had severe neck pain for awile and a docter prescribed Glucosamine and in about 8 months the neck pain went away. But now I have this jolt of electricity in my collar bone every couple of weeks. I have done saddle bronk, football/defensive end and hockey/right wing and also bucked bales for many years. So I guess we just live with the pain. They can do more damage by trying to fix nerve damage then by just leaving it alone and live with it. I am 46 years old and I stay in shape but just deal with the blast of pain for a couple of seconds every month. Hope this helps somebody.
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replied September 16th, 2011
a diagnose or shall i say assumption......
ive had the same pain and went thru emergency, they had no clue.. the doctors said it could be a sign of alcoholism, then he saw that i have a history of anxiety and made ne feel like i were imagining the oain and its a very serious pain
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replied September 23rd, 2011
I experience the same type of pain, but in the left and right side, somethimes seperatly and sometimes at the same time. Mine collar bone pain has been linked to degenerative discs.
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replied December 2nd, 2011
Awesome to see all these responses stemming from my post 8 years ago. So glad to see i am not alone. Still haven't received an answer. But in 2006 I had back surgery and a cage put in. I still have the "shocks" I seem to think it is brought on by cold. When the air kicks on or the wind is blowing cold I seem to get the more. Going to the doctor on the 12th to see if it is nerve related
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replied December 16th, 2011
My left sided collarbone pain is sharp and stabbing but travels round along to the middle front of my neck lasting 5 or 6 secs. It happens when I get my neck or back in a certain position e.g. getting something out of the cupboard or twisitng.As a 61 year old ex physio I feel my pain is probably nerve impingement probably from arthritis. I just have to be careful of position when doing things and take ibuprofen. I am hoping it is temporary.
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replied February 19th, 2012
collarbone pain
i have been getting the sharp stabbing shoulder pain mentioned here along with severe stabbing pain in my ribs for about a month. for the first time ever in my life,i am 45,i have also started getting acid reflux at night when i lie down. someone on here suggested these are all to do with trapped gas and i think they cud be right. 20 years ago when i had abdominal surgery,they fill u with gas and warn u afterwards of the resulting collarbone pain as that it where the gas goes and they were right,hurt like mad. i am going to stop the fizzy drink,as had increased amount lately,and see what happens but also going to dr so will post any findingsi have been getting the sharp stabbing shoulder pain mentioned here along with severe stabbing pain in my ribs for about a month. for the first time ever in my life,i am 45,i have also started getting acid reflux at night when i lie down. someone on here suggested these are all to do with trapped gas and i think they cud be right. 20 years ago when i had abdominal surgery,they fill u with gas and warn u afterwards of the resulting collarbone pain as that it where the gas goes and they were right,hurt like mad. i am going to stop the fizzy drink,as had increased amount lately,and see what happens but also going to dr so will post any findings
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replied February 24th, 2012
pain
It's gas ....you have to breath in thru your nose and out from your mouth until the pain goes away.....Google Sharp pain from gas....I've gotten it all my life....
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replied February 24th, 2012
thank you for this. you and others saying it was gas were right,my dr has confirmed that my upset tummy and acid reflux are the result of digestion issues which in turn are producing gas. apart from the obvious route of most gas,this sort of gas gets trapped further up your system and disperses via the ribs or shoulder and collarbone. the above advice works really well along with getting treatment for the digestive problem
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