2 doctors weighed in:
Pain on top of both shoulders?
2 doctors weighed in

Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Trapezius
Pain along the top of your shoulders and toward the neck suggests irritation of the top edge of the trapezius muscles.
You stress those muscles when you lift weight from below in a rowing motion. It's not necessarily bad if it's from exercise. Try a warm, damp towel around the back of your neck and over your shoulders. Also Acetaminophen or aspirin. If worsening see doctor.

In brief: Trapezius
Pain along the top of your shoulders and toward the neck suggests irritation of the top edge of the trapezius muscles.
You stress those muscles when you lift weight from below in a rowing motion. It's not necessarily bad if it's from exercise. Try a warm, damp towel around the back of your neck and over your shoulders. Also Acetaminophen or aspirin. If worsening see doctor.
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Dr. Marc Hirsch
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Board Certified,
14 years in practice
47M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors