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trapezius muscle pain causes

A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Spinal causes are -: Most likely causing your problems. Check with your orthopedist to be investigated. The knots in the muscles can be treated with massage, therapy with ... Read More
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Dr. Lauren Elson
16 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See physiatrist: Knots in the trapezius can cause those symptoms- as can other knots in the scapula thoracic region (in particular, infraspinatis, teres, levator scapu ... Read More

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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nir Hus
Dr. Nir Hus answered
16 years experience General Surgery
Left arm numb: Yes. You must have suffered more than just a torn trapezius. Possibly injury to the brachial plexus. May benefit from an MRI.
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Dr. Harold Fields
61 years experience Family Medicine
Pain: I would suggest you see an orthopedic surgeon and get a definitive diagnosis.
Dr. Karen Butler
21 years experience Family Medicine
Sounds like it: Better see doctor. You may have injured more. Get checked out. There are important nerves the feed into the arms. Sounds like they may be damaged so b ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ruterbusch
31 years experience Sports Medicine
Muscle weakness : I have found that a muscle strengthening and stretching program have worked tremendously in preventing the return of trapezius muscle pain.
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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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Strain: If truly a strain, it depends upon severity: a few days up to a month. If pain not going away, check for disc or postural problems.
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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run la ... Read More
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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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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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