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What to do if someone hurt their trapezius back muscles?

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Depends

It depends on the cause of the trapezius pain.
If the pain is being caused by poor posture, the therapist will work on that. If it is a muscle strain, often, heat, stretching, some times electrical stimuiation and strengthening will help. If the pain is from a deeper tissue in the neck with referred pain (quite common), they will work to mobilize the neck with stretching, gentle manipulation etc.

In brief: Depends

It depends on the cause of the trapezius pain.
If the pain is being caused by poor posture, the therapist will work on that. If it is a muscle strain, often, heat, stretching, some times electrical stimuiation and strengthening will help. If the pain is from a deeper tissue in the neck with referred pain (quite common), they will work to mobilize the neck with stretching, gentle manipulation etc.
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
I would suggest muscle relaxers and NSAIDs
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