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How to Fix Pain Between the Shoulder Blades.

7 effective remedies to relieve pain between the shoulder blades.

Chiropractor near me | Springfield Chiropractic Center

Tired of that annoying pain you just can't seem to fix? The one that's next to your shoulder blade. The one you can't reach with your hand and is driving you crazy.

What Causes Pain Between The Shoulder Blades?

That nagging pain next to your shoulder blade could be coming from your rhomboid muscles.

These muscles (rhomboid major and rhomboid minor) attach from the scapula (shoulder blade) to the spine in your mid and upper back. The rhomboids are important for arm movement and stability of both the shoulder girdle and scapula.

As a chiropractor, it is very common for me to see patients who complain of dull, achy, nagging pain in one of these muscles. Many times, the patient will complain that “the pain is always there” or “keeps coming back”. When palpated, these muscles are usually tight, tender, and may even have a trigger point or knot.

Fortunately, with the right approach and some at-home care, these common complaints can be easily resolved.

How to Fix Pain Between the Shoulder Blades?

When looking to fix that nagging pain in your back, you first have to eliminate the possible causes.

The most common cause of irritation to the rhomboid muscles is poor posture. Things like sitting in front of a computer for too long, constantly looking down at your cell phone, always carrying your bag or briefcase on the same side, and having the wrong size pillow can all contribute to poor posture. I have written a few articles to address these issues (Waking up with neck pain? It might be your pillow. , Improve your posture. and Relieve Neck and Shoulder Pain with Proper Ergonomics). The key will be to try and identify all of the possible offenders and eliminate them the best you can.

Stress also plays a role in the frequency, intensity, and duration of these muscular problems. So, stress reduction techniques should also be a part of your approach.

Chiropractor near me | Springfield Chiropractic Center

Once you have made the necessary changes to improve your posture and have taken your stress level down a notch or two, here are 7 things you can do to start feeling better:

Done regularly, these recommendations should help to decrease pain and improve the tone of your rhomboid muscles. If your pain stays the same or worsens, it is important that you have it evaluated by a chiropractor. Spinal dysfunction (called a vertebral subluxation) can also cause these muscles to become problematic. If it is not addressed with a chiropractic adjustment, the condition may not get better.

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