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Severe back pain just below left shoulder blade

I have a sharp, stabbing pain just below my left shoulder blade.  The pain is in one spot and is extremely painful when touched.  Movement, coughing, sneezing, and stretching all make the pain worse.  I've tried icing it and applying heat, but nothing seems to help.  From what I can tell, breathing only hurts when I breathe in too deeply.

I was in a bike accident five weeks ago in which I had a concussion, a hole through my chin to my teeth, and severe whiplash.  My helmet saved my life.  I've been experiencing neck and shoulder pain since the accident, but I haven't had pain in this area until yesterday.  Help?
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