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severe pain in trapezius muscle

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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A female asked:
Dr. James Rotchford
41 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: Symptomatic treatment with pain pills or muscle relaxants are just that. Why the severe spasms? Most commonly it is related to your body respondi ... Read More
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Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Diagnosis : It really all comes down to the specific diagnosis. Long term narcotics would not be a good idea. Most common cause is an undeyinh structural proble ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
11th cranial nerve: 11th cranial nerve.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
Dr. Keith Joe answered
19 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
NSAIDs, ice, massage: Start with a scheduled dose NSAID such as Motrin 800mg every 8 hours or naprosyn (naproxen) 500mg twice dailiy as long as you dont have any kidney iss ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cassandra Lee
20 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: Massage may help alleviate muscle tension or trigger points, but overall it will not decrease a muscle's size.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
38 years experience Family Medicine
Trapezius pain: May be muscle spasm from carrying things on one side more than the other. Try alternating arms. Use moist heat to neck & shoulders. Have friend/partne ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Her my answer: I like to do dumbell shrugs, and upright rows to work my traps.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Anatomy: The liver is a very large organ located in the right upper quadrant of your abdomen (just under the right ribcage). The trapezius muscles are two lar ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Inwood
35 years experience Podiatry
Muscle: Not in the trapezius muscle. Inferior to the scapula, yes. There are many other sites - arm , arm pit , legs , etc. Is this a self diagnosis ? Se ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michalski
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
AC excision: Tissue is made of collagen, which takes 6 weeks to heal. Muscle strengthening may take longer, depending upon your effort & motivation.
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