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Can exercises to build up the trapezius muscle exacerbate neck pain?

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Dr. Haleh Niknia-Agdassi
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

If you have an underlying painful neck condition, i.
E degenerative disc disease/pinched nerve/disc bulge; performing aggressive trapezius strengthening exercises can aggravate it. Try and do strengthening exercises with out weights. Consider working with a knowledgable physical therapist to make sure you are doing the appropriate exercises. Discuss with your md if pt is recommended.

In brief: Yes

If you have an underlying painful neck condition, i.
E degenerative disc disease/pinched nerve/disc bulge; performing aggressive trapezius strengthening exercises can aggravate it. Try and do strengthening exercises with out weights. Consider working with a knowledgable physical therapist to make sure you are doing the appropriate exercises. Discuss with your md if pt is recommended.
Dr. Haleh Niknia-Agdassi
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

No doubt exercise and comfort are opposites to me.

In brief: Yes

No doubt exercise and comfort are opposites to me.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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