What is the cause of my upper back pain while swallowing?

Patient

Q: My back has a dull pain in between my right shoulder blade and my spine. This turns into sharp pain when I eat or drink something and is even worse if the food or beverage is very hot or very cold. It does not hurt worse when I breathe in and out. It has hurt for 4 days. I have tried Aleve and a massage, both only providing temporary relief.

Symptoms:  Consistent dull pain, sharp pain when swallowing
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