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trapezius muscle neck pain

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
10 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: This totally depends on the cause of your neck pain. Strengthening the muscles supporting your neck can help the pain but strengthening some but not a ... Read More
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Relaxation of the trapezius will help pain. However, strengthening of it will make it more enduring to different stressors and eventually will help re ... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
25 years experience Pain Management
Possibly: There are many causes for neck pain. Muscle spasm is a common cause of neck pain. Often strengthening a muscle via working out will lead to more fre ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
26 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: If you have an underlying painful neck condition, i.E degenerative disc disease/pinched nerve/disc bulge; performing aggressive trapezius strengthenin ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Weston
31 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: No doubt exercise and comfort are opposites to me.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Curka
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Muscle pain : Myofascial trigger points are areas of intense spasm that occur in muscles that are stressed and dysfunctional. They can refer pain to other areas and ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Well!: If u have been well worked up these occipital ha can b treated with Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) (generic), & check with ur md & c ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
23 years experience Sports Medicine
Cervical spine issue: Muscle spasm is often a secondary response to another problem. It that area, cervical disc issues and/or facet joint problems could be causing the mus ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Lymph nodes: It's hard to know what you mean by a "bump." if it just below the skin.. It could be an epidermal inclusion cyst. If it is deeper than the skin and la ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marlene Wust-smith
32 years experience Pediatrics
Trigger point?: Could be a lymph node, an area of muscle fibers that contracted and formed a small mass (overuse or after trauma) and/or may represent a "knot" or tri ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Cyclobenzaprine: My choice would be cyclobenzaprine
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
36 years experience Neurology
Massage: Start with massage therapy. Ultrasound treatment, low dose Valium, acupuncture, and chiropractic are options. There are other meds and therapies. At s ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Many possible causes: Your symptoms focus on likely problems with upper back and neck muscles vs. the cervical spine and upper thoracic spinals areas. The problem could be ... Read More
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