Rhomboid pain is pain in your shoulder blades. Here at Zenaptic Chiropractic, we can help relieve that pain for you.
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What Are Rhomboids?
Well, they’re muscles in between the shoulder blades that actually allow you to bring your shoulder blades and squeeze them together.
A lot of times people are googling and they type in shoulder pain and they’ll give them a differential diagnosis of maybe it’s rhomboid pain.
How To Treat Rhomboid Pain
The first thing we look at, is the spine functioning and aligned properly? The lower neck. Nowadays with people’s postures, their heads are shifted forward the rhomboid’s the posterior muscles are going to be pulled apart. They’re going to be tired and fatigued and they’re going to start barking, they are going to say ouch something’s not right, I hurt.
So, that’s the first thing we look for there. There could be tightness in the muscles, we look to see if there’s been an old injury so we take a history and we do an evaluation to determine is it rhomboid pain. Could it be coming from something else like the lower neck, upper back, maybe a shoulder joint, even the upper neck can potentially produce inner rhomboid pain, pain in between the shoulders.
A lot of people, I can’t tell you they’ll say I have shoulder pain but it’s actually a rhomboid pain in between their shoulder.
So if you’re suffering you’re interested in an evaluation to determine what’s causing your issues we’d be happy to help you. (360) 260-6903 this is Dr. Troy at Zenaptic Chiropractic. If you have any rhomboid pain issues you want to get checked come see us.
More Information About Rhomboid Pain
Understanding where the rhomboids are located helps provide some insight into why they are important and how they can be the source of tremendous pain when injured. The rhomboid muscles are rectangular-shaped (or a rhombus, hence the name) muscles that connect to the scapula (the shoulder blade). These muscles’ primary function is to retract the scapula.
It is important to note they are connected to the spinal cord by the dorsal scapular nerve. Damage to this nerve is a leading cause of a great deal of shoulder and neck pain.
Causes of Rhomboid Pain
The source of your rhomboid pain could be a number of issues, (and a combination of problems) making accurate diagnosis challenging. One common difficulty is poor posture, which is aggravated by the constant need to bend or lean over to look at our devices, such as computers or phones. Other contributing factors include heavy backpacks, slouching, and lifting heavy weights.
Certain condition also contribute to shoulder and neck pain pain. Patients who suffer from scoliosis, degenerative arthritis, thoracic compression fractures, or headaches, are much more likely to feel pain in their thromboids. Repetive strain injuries, especially from sports-related activities, including tennis, baseball, and football, are often the culprit as well. This can lead to tendinitis in the rhomboid, levator, and trapezius muscles at the point where they connect to the scapula.
Rhomboid Pain Analysis and Treatment
When we see patients who are complaining of shoulder and neck pain, the rhomboid is one of the first places we’ll check. It’s important for us to distinguish exactly where the pain is originating from. In addition to the rhomboid, these types of symptoms could be due to an injury to the upper trapezius or the levator scapula. Knowing the specific source helps us to formulate a treatment plan.
In severe cases, upper neck and back pain can prove quite challenging to treat. In many instances, the pain is arising from a deeply learned misalignment that has arisen over time. For example, we’ve even seen mothers with newborns develop rhomboid pain because they spend many hours feeding their baby in the same position. Commercial drivers also can suffer such problems.
Rhomboid Pain and Chiropractic Care
The way we approach your particular pain issue will always depend on a careful assessment of the cause, but generally speaking, much of the pain associated with the romboids arises from posture and alignment issues. We work with patients to help them retrain their muscles and spine to have a more natural and healthy alignment. Doing so will encourage the flow of blood and nutrients to the affected area and stimulate healing.
If you or someone you know is suffering from pain in the upper back, there’s a good chance there’s a problem with the rhomboid muscles. Visit Zenapatic Chiropractic for a FREE consultation, where we will assess the severity of your injury and get you started on the road to recovery. We are committed to helping every one of our patients live a healthy and pain-free lifestyle. Call one of our friendly medical professionals today.