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Para-Scapular Pain Case Study

A 21 year old male presented to clinic suffering from a one week onset of left sided peri-scapular pain.

A 21 year old male presented to clinic suffering from a one week onset of left sided peri-scapular pain. His pain began after training at the gym where he felt a sudden pull in the shoulder blade region. Since then he describes having a persistent “knot” around the shoulder blade that won’t go away. He mentions having some restricted neck movement and pain when taking a deep breath in. He occasionally feels a strange sensation down the left arm and feels it may be related to his shoulder blade. He mentioned having a massage however felt that it made his complaint worse. He decided to try Chiropractic after hearing it could help.

Examination findings:

    • Reproduction of pain with neck movement especially looking down
    • Pain around the left shoulder blade when taking a deep breath in
    • Restricted/stiff joint play along the left side of the neck
    • Very tender to touch the left T7/8 costo-vertebral joints
    • Neurological examination: Normal


    • Left sided T7/8 costo-vertebral joint sprain
    • Left sided C5/6 facet joint dysfunction

Treatment Plan:

    • Restore joint mechanics and pain free range of motion
    • Reduce muscle tightness
    • Correction of lifting technique
    • Home strengthening program


    • 2x/week over 3 weeks
    • Spinal manipulation to restricted facet and costo-vertebral joints
    • Deep tissue massage and cupping along the peri-scapular region
    • Low level laser therapy along the peri-scapular region


    • Resolution of pain around shoulder blade
    • Pain-free range of motion of the neck
    • Resolution of referred pain down left arm
    • Return to full capacity training at the gym

Discover Relief: Shoulder Blade Pain Relief Chiropractor at Spine and Health Co.

At Spine and Health Co., we understand the impact that peri-scapular pain can have on your daily life. Whether it’s due to muscular strain, joint dysfunction, or postural imbalances, our expert shoulder blade pain relief chiropractors are here to provide you with tailored care to alleviate your discomfort and restore your mobility.

Understanding the Importance of Shoulder Blade Pain Relief Chiropractor

Peri-scapular pain, often felt around the shoulder blade area, can range from dull aches to sharp, stabbing sensations, making simple tasks like lifting and reaching challenging. While temporary relief may be found through rest or over-the-counter medications, chiropractic care offers a holistic approach that targets the underlying causes of your pain for long-lasting relief.

The Role of Chiropractic Care in Shoulder Blade Pain Relief

Chiropractic care focuses on identifying and addressing spinal misalignments, muscular imbalances, and joint dysfunctions that may be contributing to your peri-scapular pain. Our skilled chiropractors utilise gentle yet effective techniques to realign the spine, alleviate muscle tension, and restore proper function to the shoulder blade region.

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