I am almost 19 years old and am experiencing a sharp pain in between my shoulder blade and spine on the left side. I had a herniated (yes herniated, more than bulging) disc about a year ago that pretty much took me out of commission for any physical activity. I missed the first month of my senior season on the golf team, couldn't even run in P.E or anything. Very frustrating. I went to physical therapy for about a month and a half and it helped about 95%. I haven't felt the pain to full extent since, but I still feel it subtlety. Anyway, I am feeling this same pain on my left side, between my shoulder blade and spine. I have ruled out a muscle strain. I have taken ibuprofen, heated/iced and stopped lifting weights for about a week. That should be long enough. The problem didn't change at all, I then went back to the gym to see if I could work the muscle out which is possible sometimes. Nope. I am afraid I might have a bulging disc, and I do not want it to herniate! The question is, two bulging/herniated discs within a year and a half at 19 years old? If it's muscle it has to be the rhomboid, right along the spine and in between the shoulder blade. I know for sure it's not the lats or the traps. The only reason I'm not 100% sure its a bulging disc is that it doesn't feel exactly the same as my herniated disc that was in my lower spine. That could be because a herniated disc is more severe, or this is in a different area? I don't know. I have heard of degenerative disc diseases. Can anyone help?