Home » upper back

upper back

Self-Care – Radiating Pain Under the Shoulder Blade

Here, you will find strategies for effective relief o the nagging pain under the shoulder blade created by iliocostalis cervicis, If you’d like to read more about how people describe this and the activities that aggravate it, look at this other post. If this is acute and sharp, you will have to be very careful …

Self-Care – Radiating Pain Under the Shoulder Blade Read More »

Self Care – Irritating tags and Shoulder Straps

Here, you will self-care relief for the middle trapezius. It has two pain patterns. You can read about them in these posts about the pain patterns and things that aggravate them. First, it creates irritating tags and burning between the shoulder blades. Second, it creates a sore top of the shoulder near the tip from …

Self Care – Irritating tags and Shoulder Straps Read More »

Pain Between Shoulder Blades: Pain Patterns, Causes, Self-Care

This is a collection of posts about trigger points that refer pain between the shoulder blades. This is a subset of some other regions but it is so common that we have created its own category. Remember that people usually feel only a portion of the pattern. Also, people usually feel the portion in darkest …

Pain Between Shoulder Blades: Pain Patterns, Causes, Self-Care Read More »

Self Care – Sharp Upper Back Pain Between the Shoulder Blades

Here, you will find strategies for relief through self-care for that sharp pain between your shoulder blades. If you’d like to read more about how people describe this pain pattern or the things you do to create it, look at this other post. Self-care for this type of sharp, upper back pain can be quick …

Self Care – Sharp Upper Back Pain Between the Shoulder Blades Read More »

Self Care – Pain at the Base of the Head and Under Shoulder Blade

Here, you can find relief on your own from pain at the base of the head and under the shoulder blade. You can read more about how people describe this pattern and the activities that create the problem in this post. Avoid sleeping in awkward positions or, especially, under a draft. Chill aggravates this pain …

Self Care – Pain at the Base of the Head and Under Shoulder Blade Read More »

Pain at the Base of the Head and Under Shoulder Blade

Want to skip ahead?Here’s a link to my post about getting relief on your own. With this trigger point, people complain about tension and a focus on pain and tension at the base of their head. When I press for more detail, they may tell me about the tension in their neck and under the shoulder. …

Pain at the Base of the Head and Under Shoulder Blade Read More »

Self Care – Stiffness at the base of the neck

Self-Care for this pain stiff pain at the base of the neck can be quick and effective when the person is active and healthy. During the stretching, this person often gets a shifts in their neck. For the older or less-active person, this requires some relief strategies with more persistent stretching. If this is wincing …

Self Care – Stiffness at the base of the neck Read More »

Self Care – Pain Between Shoulder Blades When Slouching

Change these activities: Here, you will find strategies for getting temporary and lasting relief from that pain along your shoulder blade while slouching. If you’d like to read more about how people describe the pain or what aggravates it check out this other post. The rhomboid major and minor muscles refer pain between the shoulder …

Self Care – Pain Between Shoulder Blades When Slouching Read More »

Therapy Notes – Serratus Anterior

Integrative Works is hosting some content on Patreon so that we can devote more time and energy to creating the resources that you need. Basically, the majority of our content is still available to the public. Content that is oriented toward bodywork professionals is available with a nominal subscription to Patreon. Log in to Patreon …

Therapy Notes – Serratus Anterior Read More »

Pain in the upper back, index finger and thumb

People complain about pain just inside of the shoulder blade, and in the thumb, and index finger. It doesn’t always create pain in the hand; sometimes it is tingling like it is “falling asleep” or “going numb.” Sometimes, they have pain or tingling when reaching out with the hands near shoulder level, like when you’re driving …

Pain in the upper back, index finger and thumb Read More »