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Dorsal Scapular Neuropathy


What is dorsal scapular neuropathy?

Dorsal scapular neuropathy pain is commonly found in people who are active in sports. This pain caused by repetitive or excessive traction on the nerve supplying movement to the shoulder. This dorsal scapular nerve is where pain and weakness can be found in those who play volleyball, boxing, or baseball.

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Physical Examination:

Our chiropractor in West Hartford will be checking your shoulders for muscle wasting, any winging on the scapular in the shoulder, and target where the pain is being caused while the arm is in motion.

Dorsal Scapular Neuropathy Treatment

After studying a boxer that suffered from dorsal scapular pain, experts found that intensive physiotherapy over a 3-month period, focusing on correcting the imbalance between agonist and antagonist muscle groups helped to alleviate pain and resolve the issue altogether.

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  • Intensive Physiotherapy
  • Targeted Exercises

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Dorsal scapular neuropathy pain treatment is just one of the many issues that our chiropractor in West Harford can help you with. If you find soreness, or weakness in your shoulders and would like to learn more about natural methods for treating this pain, call 860-232-5566 for an initial consultation.

Read more in the original medical article: https://www.medicaljournals.se/jrm/content/html/10.2340/20030711-1000002

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