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A 28-year-old male asked:

What would cause pain and tightness from right deltoid thru trapezius, up neck and down right shoulder blade? mri shows no nerve impingement in neck.problem has lasted nearly 3 years. i am 28 and male

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Dr. Patrick St. Pierre
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Cervical strain: Cervical muscle strain is more common at your age than nerve impingement. It may come from just straining the neck or compensating from a shoulder injury. Because it has lasted 3 years, you should be evaluated by a specialist. Heat and cold may help - especially heat at this stage from topical creams or hot packs. Formal physical therapy may be necessary.
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Dr. Michael Patney
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Sick scapula: There is a syndrome called sick scapula when your shoulder works improperly either due to injury or imbalance . This is usually corrected with very specific therapy. I would see a shoulder specialist who can direct the appropriate therapy.
Last updated Mar 16, 2017

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