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Can weak posterior deltoid muscles or weak latissimus dorsi muscles cause muscle tension and pain in the back and neck?

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

20 y male w. pain "neck & back", headaches & fatigue queries if weak latissimus dorsi & deltoids causal.
Primary muscles of posture teamwork to keep body-tower upright & vertical. Muscle tone asymmetries impart irregular tower tilts; thereby conscripting compensatory soft tissue spasms & development of "crossed muscle" syndromes; after V. Janda. Gravity Rules! These symptoms suggest fibromyalgia.

In brief: Yes

20 y male w. pain "neck & back", headaches & fatigue queries if weak latissimus dorsi & deltoids causal.
Primary muscles of posture teamwork to keep body-tower upright & vertical. Muscle tone asymmetries impart irregular tower tilts; thereby conscripting compensatory soft tissue spasms & development of "crossed muscle" syndromes; after V. Janda. Gravity Rules! These symptoms suggest fibromyalgia.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
The hidtory does not suggest fibromyalgia and weakness should not be an issue in someone so young.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Doubtful

Other causes are much more likely

In brief: Doubtful

Other causes are much more likely
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