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trapezius muscle strain treatment

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.

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes. That is a fact: And doing stretching exercises with massage of the trapezius muscle would greatly help. Supervision of a therapist with us would also be helpful. Go ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Yes: It can. Flexeril is a muscle relaxant but not a good pain reliever. You should rest, apply heat, get a message, have physical therapy, consider Yoga, ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
43 years experience General Surgery
REST AND HEAT: if you just did it ice will work better to minimize the damage in the muscle. after that, rest and heat is the key to overcome the spasm in the muscle ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: As the muscles of the back and the neck tighten they pull on the muscles of the chest, pull the ribs to a disadvantaged position even for breathing. T ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
39 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Yes: Muscle strains (torn muscle) in general take about 2-6 weeks to heal . Abdominal strains are particularly painful since they are constantly being used ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Physical therapist are experts in helping patients recover from musculoskeletal injuries, strains, sprains, and surgery. Back pain, and specifically a ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eran Kessous
22 years experience Sports Medicine
Hard to say: Although hard to quantify, physical therapy can be very helpful for many muscle strains. I strongly recommend it.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Very good: Physical therapy is a good modality to treat the kind of muscle strain you report.
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Answeredyesterday: You must be examined. You will need a chest x-ray and physicial exam. You will need antiinflammatory/pain mediciation and figure on 2-4 weeks for thi ... Read More
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