Muscle Strain of the Upper Back (Trapezius Strain)

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This common injury is a stretching or tearing of the trapezius. This large muscle group spans the upper back, shoulders and neck. These muscles are commonly called the "trap" muscles.

What is a trapezius strain?

This detailed video describes a trapezius strain, including its anatomy, causes, symptoms, and treatment. Treatment options may include rest, ice and anti-inflammatory medications. Physical therapy or massage therapy may also be recommended.