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Doctor insights on: Levator Scapulae Pain Treatment

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If scapular instability is the cause of thoracic outlet syndrome, would rib resection/scalenectomy resolve neck & scapula pain?

If scapular instability is the cause of thoracic outlet syndrome, would rib resection/scalenectomy resolve neck & scapula pain?

More complex: Thoracic outlet syndrome surgery includes, often, first rib resection and/or scalenectomy, but there are different surgical approaches and also, pectoralis minor decompressions. Scapular instability may or may not be present, and this may represent problems in the upper brachial plexus. Since this is so individualized and particular in most cases, best to discuss with experienced vascular surg. ...Read more

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Deep burning pain near infraspinatus muscle radiating to upper deltoid, and scapulothoracic inflammation/cracking - possible diagnosis or diagnostic?

Deep burning pain near infraspinatus muscle radiating to upper deltoid, and scapulothoracic inflammation/cracking - possible diagnosis or diagnostic?

Nerve entrapment: Could be anything from a nerve entrapment in the region of your pain symptoms or simply nerve irritation due to inflammation, trauma, or a muscle disorder. Best to be seen by a neurologist for further information. I doubt the disorder would be in the brain or spinal cord itself although nothing can be 100% ruled out on just what you're saying without studies and a good examination. ...Read more

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Burning sensation near intersection of right acromiom and scapula radiating to deltoid, with lower thoracic spine or scapular pain. Possible causes?

Sounds like a pinch-: Ed nerve in the neck/tspine , causing all your symptoms. Acromion is a part of the scapula, so I am unsure which specific area are you referring to (by calling it the intersection of ac. With scap.)? See an orthopod to be evaluated/investigated, so treatment could be started. Good luck ; happy holidays. ...Read more

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Can anterior shoulder instability cause nerve, tendon, muscle, shoulder blade problems?

Can anterior shoulder instability cause nerve, tendon, muscle, shoulder blade problems?

Yes: This is very plausible. To be sure, and due to the complex nature of the shoulder, and evaluation by an orthopedist would determine the exact cause of your symptoms. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Can pain from the levator scapula also cause arm pain ?

Can pain from the levator scapula also cause arm pain ?

Possibly related: Pain in the levator scapulae and arm can both be related to an overuse syndrome, postural issues (like carrying a heavy backpack or purse only on the right side daily) or both can be caused by a cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve in the neck). If your symptoms warrant, you should see a physician (orthopaedic surgeon or physical medicine ; rehab doc) for evaluation. ...Read more

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Treatment options for inflammation (bursitis) of right scapula, occasional cracking sound?

Treatment options for inflammation (bursitis) of right scapula, occasional cracking sound?

See details: If the cracking sound causes pain, it is unlikely to be bursitis. See an orthopedist. A rhomboid bursitis will resolve with a cortisone injection. ...Read more

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Can a shoulder fracture cause scapular dyskinesis?

Can a shoulder fracture cause scapular dyskinesis?

Maybe, but...: Damage to the long thoracic nerve can cause winging of the scapula. This could potentially happen from a scapular or rib fracture, but as the nerve runs along the chest wall, other fracture locations are unlikely to damage that nerve. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Can posterior rib fractures cause snapping scapula?

Yes, if multiple: Snapping scapula syndrome arises from either a soft-tissue or a skeletal anomaly within the scapulothoracic space that creates a cracking sound during scapulothoracic motion that patients associate with pain. ...Read more

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Can shoulder pain ( rotator cuff tear) cause pain the neck?

Can shoulder pain  ( rotator cuff tear) cause pain the neck?

Yes.: When your shoulder is injured, the neck muscles "work overtime" to help protect the shoulder, thus, the neck pain. ...Read more

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What could cause upper back pain between the shoulder blades after first rib resection surgery? Muscular or nerve related?

What could cause upper back pain between the shoulder blades after first rib resection surgery? Muscular or nerve related?

Possibly both: After a resection surgery you can have scar tissue that develops and pulls on the fascia and musculature disrupting either muscle function or nerves as the brachial plexus is right through this area. If it is between your shoulder blades, you may be looking at a long thoracic nerve issue or rhomboid dysfunction. A trial of PT would help delineate. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Treatment for painful biceps and shoulder muscles?

Muscle pain: What caused the pain? Working out? Sports? Heavy lifting? Any restriction in range of motion? Moist heat can help relax tense muscles. Nsaid (advil/motrin/aleve/etc) can reduce pain & inflammation. If no improvement, or if roms are decreased, see fp/orthopedics/sports medicine for evaluation & treatment options. ...Read more

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Is tender serratous anterior correlation with scapular bursitis symptoms?

Is tender serratous anterior  correlation with scapular bursitis symptoms?

Could, it runs from-: -under surface of scapula & attaches to mid to upper fibs. It is a strong scapular stabilizer.just no good images in this application, sorry. Google it. ...Read more

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Shldr labrum tear spinal stenosis c6-7, mri ekg ct epis.no relief. which causing gtr pain.pain shldr blade along spine left arm to ring finger achy?

Shldr labrum tear spinal stenosis c6-7, mri ekg ct epis.no relief. which causing gtr pain.pain shldr blade along spine left arm to ring finger achy?

Cervical nerve : this would suggest irritation of a cervical nerve perhaps C6 or C7. Your neurologic evaluation should help clarify that. Since you're still having pain I would agree you need to have this reevaluated. These kind of symptoms could be for other reasons. Location of the shoulder blade to suggest some other issues as well. Ask your physician to have you see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Could cervical steonosis cause pain near right shoulder blade?

Yes: Cervical stenosis can cause radiating pain anywhere from the neck, through the shoulder region and into the arm. It could also refer pain down near towards the blade, or there could be concurrent myofascial pain. With proper medication and physical therapy, if there's no neurologic compromise, the symptoms should be controlled. Should see a medical doctor. ...Read more

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Rower-hip pain/groin pain.Dull deep pain when sitting/standingclicks sometimes. Pain shoots to upper glute sometimes isa pulled muscle or labral tear?

Rower-hip pain/groin pain.Dull deep pain when sitting/standingclicks sometimes. Pain shoots to upper glute sometimes isa pulled muscle or labral tear?

Possibly: It would unusual to tear at age 16 without a precipitating trauma. Gluteal pain may be lower back rather than hip. See an orthopedist and have the issue evaluated. ...Read more