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Up to six weeks: The superior trapezium are major muscles suspending both shoulders & holding head upright. Shoulder injury and/ or a chronically tilted head, even only slightly, can cause these muscles to become chronically spastic and chronically painful, leading to a chronic "tension muscle headache". Posture correction, massage, acupunurte, yoga, heating pad, and biofeedback can help to relieve the spasm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tender soft movable mass in each armpit. Left14cm right 8cm. Pcp says no swollen nodes. history of trapezius strain?
Infection: This sounds like an infection of a cyst. U need eval by ur pcp who may treat u or refer u 2 a surgeon 4 drainage or excision. ...Read more
During exercise, I might have caused a mild muscle strain or rupture in the upper back area. Probably trapezius or rhomboideus muscle. What to do?
REST AND HEAT: if you just did it ice will work better to minimize the damage in the muscle. after that, rest and heat is the key to overcome the spasm in the muscle that causing the pain. you can do some stretching exercise to the muscle as well. have some body apply icy hot on the area as well. take aleve, (naproxen) or naprosen, it works better than ibuprofen on muscle. good luck ...Read more
Went to doctors she said my rhomboid muscle strain levator scapulae, trapezius can this cause chest tightness?
Yes: As the muscles of the back and the neck tighten they pull on the muscles of the chest, pull the ribs to a disadvantaged position even for breathing. The pull alone causes tightness, and the pull on the ribs can even change the position of the diaphragm for breathing. Ask your doctors for proper pain medicine, and muscle relaxants and perhaps physical therapy if needed. ...Read more
Can back pain (the trapezius) make your chest tight and left arm have pain all the way down to ring finger? Also the left ribs feel weird from strain?
Hello docs. I was wondering can working out your chest help alleviate pain of a strained trapezius muscle?
Can the trapezius muscle make you have chest pain, arm pain? My doctor and he said it's strained. I have flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) to help it? What else can I do.
Yes: It can. Flexeril is a muscle relaxant but not a good pain reliever. You should rest, apply heat, get a message, have physical therapy, consider Yoga, and OTC analgesics may be helpful. You list Advil (ibuprofen). If that doesn't help, try Naproxen 2 tabs twice day with food. (caution: can cause stomach upset). Time is your best ally. ...Read more
What would cause your trapezious to all of suddenly feel like you strained it and it shoot all the way down to your sciatic and have swelling and numb?
One of these things: is not like the other (shoot down the sciatic nerve) . C5 nerve root impingement can give parasthesias radiating to the thumb and weakness in the C5 innervated muscles (deltoid, biceps, supraspinatus, infraspinatus) The latter two muscles are attached to the the scapula) ...Read more
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