Tag: pain

Therapist Notes – Pain inside shoulder blade when slouching while seated

Pain between the shoulder blades is seldom rhomboids unless the client has trapped the rhomboid muscle against a hard surface or they have extremely imbalanced extrinsic back and extrinsic chest muscle. When the problem isContinue reading

Self Care – Pain inside the shoulder blade when slouching while seated

Pain between the shoulder blades, especially chronic pain, is seldom rhomboids. Rhomboids usually dangle loosely and only produce pain when they are trapped between your ribs and a hard surface, like a wooden chair backContinue reading

Therapy Notes – Suboccipital Muscles

Sub-occipitals strap the head on to the first 2 vertebrae. They have a direct bearing on and are strongly affected by the atlanto-occipital joint and the atlanto-ondontoid joint. Upper cervical function and alignment strongly influencesContinue reading

Self Care – Headache All Over Or In A Band Around The Head

Activities to Avoid or Change Avoid the activities that aggravate this like jutting your chin forward to look at the computer screen, bobbing your head up and down as when discussing the expensive wine listContinue reading

Therapist Notes – Serratus Posterior Superior

Serratus posterior superior is strongly governed by the costovertebral joints of the upper thoracic spine. These fixations are almost always associated with locally displaced vertebrae, especially the shearing of C7 and the upper thoracics inContinue reading

Self Care – Can’t Reach Pain Under the Shoulder Blade

Once in a while, this problem starts by awkwardly reaching up and back, but usually, this is a chronic problem.  The muscle tightens because the upper ribs have become chronically elevated. Also, there is theContinue reading

Therapist Notes – Infraspinatus

The infraspinatus muscle is a common problem in the shoulder and the most likely to generate pain when the client sleeps on their side. Its position in the shoulder is critical for stabilizing the headContinue reading

Self Care – Shoulder pain when sleeping on your side

This trigger point is perpetuated by a small problem in the position of the shoulder joint. Typically, it just gets worse over time. You should see a bodyworker that knows shoulder work. Most NMT therapistsContinue reading

Therapy Notes – Serratus Anterior

This muscle is often overlooked and not treated until other muscles have been treated, which produce similar pain patterns. These patterns include scalenes, rhomboids, erectors, pectorals and multifidi. Serratus anterior can be hard to resolveContinue reading

Self-Care – Nagging Pain Inside The Bottom of the Shoulder Blade

This pain is more likely to be caused by a weak and overstretched muscle instead of a short-tight one. If your shoulders hunch forward, this stretch will help. A vapo-coolant like Icy-Hot on the tenderContinue reading