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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
27 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: We all have a little asymmetry. Have someone look at your back as you lift your arms above your head. If your shoulder blades are also one higher th ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Trapezius is not -: -symmetrical in every one. Scoliosis in a male is not common, but a consult with a fellowship trained sports medicine orthopedic surgeon evaluation ca ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
53 years experience General Practice
Superior trapezius : Neck pain that alters from one side to the other in a twenties male suggests spasms of the superior trapezium muscles. Etiology might be sought in er ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Pollard
30 years experience Anesthesiology
See below: What you are describing sounds like torticolis, which is simply an abnormal, head position. This could be due to a variety of causes most of which are ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Be evaluated: The two likely possibilities are that there is some underlying problem in your neck, such as a pinched nerve, and then treating that condition will li ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Blake Miller
13 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Exercises: It's unusual to have an isolated trapezius problem. My advice would be to do exercises that do not aggravate the pain and try to gradually add in exer ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
33 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Muscle knot: A myofascial pain nodule in the trapezius caused by using the muscle beyond its endurance limit and not getting restorative sleep to repair it.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Nerve injury: It sounds like you have spinal accessory nerve injury on the left side. This nerve gives motor function to your trapezius muscle. I recommend you se ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
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The Trapezius Trap: This is a very common site for muscle tension and pain from stress, exercise, poor posture or sitting too long at the computer (or TV, or at the micro ... Read More

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