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Dr. Linda Tao
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Been cracking my neck for 2 months, found the back of my neck really sore whenever I tilt/lay weird. Longissimus capitis muscle came up from Google?

Been cracking my neck for 2 months, found the back of my neck really sore whenever I tilt/lay weird. Longissimus capitis muscle came up from Google?

Be careful!: the neck is a sensitive area and because of its flexibility you can easily strain the supporting muscles or even disrupt the discs there. Please seek professional help! All the best! ...Read more

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Dr. Ward Dean
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Dr. Michael Ekizian
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What can I do to relieve the pain from a pulled latissimus dorsi?

What can I do to relieve the pain from a pulled latissimus  dorsi?

Rest: The mainstays of therapy for muscle strain include resting the muscle and avoiding movements that cause pain; application of ice for up to two days after the injury; wrapping the muscle in an elastic bandage; and pain medications (nsaids) such as ibuprofen, aleve (otc) or Mobic (prescription) supplemented with acetaminophen. It may take days to weeks to completely heal. ...Read more

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Dr. Ward Dean
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Dr. James Leiber
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
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How do I determine if I have a torn latissimus dorsi?

How do I determine if I have a torn latissimus dorsi?

Need more evaluation: That would be an unusual injury . The pain would be near your armpit and would probably hurt there to reach overhead or to pull something down from overhead. A clinician should be able to determine if you need an MRI or a musculoskeletal ultrasound. ...Read more

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Dr. Audie Rolnick
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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What is recovery time for strained latissmus dorsi?

What is recovery time for strained latissmus dorsi?

6 weeks: Muscle tears can take 6 weeks to improve. If it is continually agravated can even take longer. ...Read more

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Dr. Ward Dean
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Dr. Nolan Segal
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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What exercise can I do with a strained latissimus dorsi?

What exercise can I do with a strained latissimus dorsi?

Careful stretching.: Avoid pull downs until it has healed. You can do curls, triceps and exercises with the upper arms close to the body. ...Read more

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
Board Certified, General Practice
47 years in practice
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Movable lump at lattisimus dorsi at the back of the body?

Movable lump at lattisimus dorsi at the back of the body?

Lipoma?: A movable subcutaneous mass in region of latissimus dorsi and that is not inflamed or painful is most likely a benign lipoma. Absent other symptoms, a cancerous growth is most unlikely. That said, a doctor needs to actually feel the mass to give the best differential diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
Board Certified, Pain Management
11 years in practice
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Dr. Robert Alexander
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
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Is the latissimus dorsi a flexor or extensor?

Is the latissimus dorsi a flexor or extensor?

Several roles: It serves to extend, adduct, transversely extend, and internally rotate the shoulder. It works with other muscles to provide extension and lateral flexion of the lower spine area. ...Read more

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Dr. Ravi Chand
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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I'm experiencing pain and pulsation just between latissimus dorsi and rectus abdominus. Please advise?

I'm experiencing pain and pulsation just between latissimus dorsi and rectus abdominus. Please advise?

Pain and Pulsation: You must get your self examined immediately, especially if you have worked out too hard and there may be a tear in the muscle causing pain and making it easy to feel inside pulsations. ...Read more

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Dr. Judah Lindenberg
Board Certified, Neurology
15 years in practice
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My right lat Dorsi muscle keeps twitching every so often. I originally thought it was posture but even lying down it continues to spasm occasionally.

My right lat Dorsi muscle keeps twitching every so often. I originally thought it was posture but even lying down it continues to spasm occasionally.

Everyone twitches...: It is not uncommon to have muscle twitching now and then, and most often this is a benign symptom. However, it can signify a nerve problem (eg pinched nerve), which a neurologist should be able to help you sort out. ...Read more

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