The trapezius muscle can cause a lot of pain for example headaches and mid back pain. The muscle most commonly causes headaches. Additionally, it does cause mid back pain. The headaches that we see in our chiropractic practice is showed above. The typical headache on the base of the skull, the tension neck ache pain. It can stretch all the way around to the temples and back of the eyes
How a Chiropractor can treat this muscle:
Typically a Chiropractor will do an array of soft tissue work (muscle work) that includes, massage, myofascial dry needling (wrongly referred as Acupuncture), Kinesio taping (RockTape) and even Fascia “release”.
A Chiropractic adjustment will be delivered to the affected neck vertebrae to “reset” the body system and try to get homeostasis.
Home treatment includes:
Stretching – Click here for stretches
Ice or Heat therapy – Click here for a blog on Ice therapy, but heat therapy can work just as well.