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A 34-year-old male asked:

can trigger points in levator scapulae cause burning pain between shoulder blades and lower neck ?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 17 years experience
Yes: It is possible. If it does not resolve with your doctor;'s advice, stretching, massage and trigger point injections, consider further evaluation of the neck and mid back regions.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Agree with Dr.: Khan. This type of pain can also respond to scraping (gua sha) ; acupuncture.

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