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What would cause pain and tightness from right deltoid thru trapezius, up neck and down right shoulder blade? Mri shows no nerve impingement in neck.Problem has lasted nearly 3 years. I am 28 and male

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Dr. Patrick St. Pierre
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Cervical strain

Cervical muscle strain is more common at your age than nerve impingement.
It may come from just straining the neck or compensating from a shoulder injury. Because it has lasted 3 years, you should be evaluated by a specialist. Heat and cold may help - especially heat at this stage from topical creams or hot packs. Formal physical therapy may be necessary.

In brief: Cervical strain

Cervical muscle strain is more common at your age than nerve impingement.
It may come from just straining the neck or compensating from a shoulder injury. Because it has lasted 3 years, you should be evaluated by a specialist. Heat and cold may help - especially heat at this stage from topical creams or hot packs. Formal physical therapy may be necessary.
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Dr. Michael Patney
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Sick scapula

There is a syndrome called sick scapula when your shoulder works improperly either due to injury or imbalance .
This is usually corrected with very specific therapy. I would see a shoulder specialist who can direct the appropriate therapy.

In brief: Sick scapula

There is a syndrome called sick scapula when your shoulder works improperly either due to injury or imbalance .
This is usually corrected with very specific therapy. I would see a shoulder specialist who can direct the appropriate therapy.
Dr. Michael Patney
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