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Can you please tell me the best possible way to rid stressed induced trapezius tension?

Can you please tell me the best possible way to rid stressed induced trapezius tension?

To unload : The chronic stretch. Lay on the ground or mat face up, bend your arms to 90 angles at your shoulders and elbows and face your palms and nose up toward the ceiling. Breathe in and out deeply, and stay in this position 10 min. Repeat twice daily. ...Read more

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Immense trapezius pain. Who do I see tonight?

Immense trapezius pain. Who do I see tonight?

Urgent Care facility: Don't go to er if urgent care is available.Er cost & wait-time is much worse.Consider heating pad/ice, otc meds (ex. Ibuprofen, icyhot, aspercreme) for tonight. Tomorrow, go see your neighborhood osteopathic doctor for a consultation. Hands-on exam & treatment could well help. Much trap pain is actually due to neck, thoracic spine, or rib dysfunction- all treatable by osteopathic manipulation. ...Read more

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How can the trapezius-strengthening ease muster pain?

How can the trapezius-strengthening  ease muster pain?

Shoulder retraction: By strengthening the traps and periscapular muscles, it helps to hold your shoulders back. This better upper back posture can help pain in this area. Work on shoulder shrugs and scapular squeezes daily to improve posture and thus pain. ...Read more

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Is it normal that the left trapezius is bigger than my right?

Is it normal that the left trapezius is bigger than my right?

Yes: We all have a little asymmetry. Have someone look at your back as you lift your arms above your head. If your shoulder blades are also one higher than the opposite side, you should get in to see physical therapy. ...Read more

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Should i go get a massage for the knots and pain in the trapezius?

Should i go get a massage for the knots and pain in the trapezius?

Yes: "knots" are probably tight muscles. If so, a massage should help. Trapezius muscles are common locations for muscle spasms. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing trapezius pain for years. Is there a solution for me?

I've been experiencing trapezius pain for years. Is there a solution for me?

Trapezius pain: Pain the trapezius is often from the cervical spine. Maybe due to nerve compression directly (herniated disc or other nerve tunnel narrowing) or it can be from referred pain from a bad facet joint in the neck. Find a good spine doc and x-rays and maybe an MRI may tell you the answer together with a good physical exam.... Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the correct procedures and frequency usage of massage fo trapezius pain?

What is the correct procedures and frequency usage of massage fo trapezius pain?

Gua Sha: Many of my patients receive gua sha (korean scrapping) for ashi (trigger points) in the trapezius. I perform this as often as weekly. ...Read more

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Right trapezius looks slightly bigger than left. Got checked for scioliosis when I was 12 & was cleared , could this be seriouse?

Right trapezius looks slightly bigger than left. Got checked for scioliosis when I was 12 & was cleared , could this be seriouse?

Trapezius is not -: -symmetrical in every one. Scoliosis in a male is not common, but a consult with a fellowship trained sports medicine orthopedic surgeon evaluation can B helpful in ruling out any serious problem. ...Read more