A 20-year-old male asked:
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can weak posterior deltoid muscles or weak latissimus dorsi muscles cause muscle tension and pain in the back and neck?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Doubtful: Other causes are much more likely
Answered on Feb 18, 2015
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience General Practice
Yes: 20 y male w. pain "neck & back", headaches & fatigue queries if weak latissimus dorsi & deltoids causal. Primary muscles of posture teamwork to keep body-tower upright & vertical. Muscle tone asymmetries impart irregular tower tilts; thereby conscripting compensatory soft tissue spasms & development of "crossed muscle" syndromes; after V. Janda. Gravity Rules! These symptoms suggest fibromyalgia.
Answered on Nov 21, 2018
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
The hidtory does not suggest fibromyalgia and weakness should not be an issue in someone so young.
Feb 18, 2015

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