On Sep 12th 2019, early 40's local female artist came to see me and she was complaint about her neck & top of the shoulder tightness and right scapular pain. She was suffering from numbness & sharp pain on her shoulder and deep inside of her right scapular at the end of the day since she used her arm a lot for her art work daily. She couldn't sleep on right side at all due to the shoulder pain and her pain was occurring everyday. She was seeking for the help to manage her pain.
As we assessed her muscle and mobility, we found that her neck's range of motion was restricted and she was unable to turn her head side to side entirely. Her trapezes and rhomboid muscle were very tight then it restricted her neck's range of motion and caused her pain on scapular.
Electro(Motor point) acupuncture and cupping therapy applied for her pain and tightness since Sept 12th once per week.
Oct 3rd 2019,
It was her 4th treatment and she had so much improvement last four weeks. She could sleep on right side without the pain, her muscle got so much looser. So that her neck range of motion got fully recovered. (now, she can turn her head when she drives! ;) ). Her right scapular pain was still remaining but her pain level gone down much more and it didn't hurt all the time as it used to be but it was painful only at the end of the day after her art work.
There was another happy patient! :)
Don't suffer from your pain! Reach out Charles and get better today!
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What is the function of trapezius muscle?
The trapezius muscle is a postural and active movement muscle, used to tilt and turn the head and neck, shrug, steady the shoulders, and twist the arms. The trapezius elevates, depresses, rotates, and retracts the scapula, or shoulder blade. Innervation of the trapezius is derived from the spinal accessory nerve.
What causes pain in the trapezius muscle?
There are several possible causes of trapezius pain, including:
Overuse : Pain in the trapezius often develops due to overuse. Repetitive activities that involve the shoulders can put stress on the muscle. These activities may include lifting heavy objects or participating in specific sports, such as swimming.
Stress : It is common for people to tense the muscles of the shoulder and neck when they feel stressed. This excess tension can lead to muscle soreness over time.
Poor posture : Prolonged poor posture can place added stress on the trapezius. Hunching over a desk or computer keyboard for many hours can result in the muscle becoming shortened and tight.
Trauma : Injuries to the trapezius, such as a muscle tear from placing too much force on the muscle, can lead to pain.
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JungKwan Charles Lee
Charles is passionate acupuncturist who is specialized in infertility, pain & mobility acupuncture treatment. He often combines traditional Chinese acupuncture and western medical acupuncture to maximize the healing process. In addition, he is life time learner and very dedicated to develop his knowledge and skills.