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Chest, Upper Back, Shoulder Muscles

The pain, symptoms and signs of dysfunction in the chest, upper back and shoulder muscles. Cause and effect are listed as well as other muscles that may be contributing to your pain.

Latissimus Dorsi Muscle: Shoulder, Arm, Low Abdominal, Pain

The latissimus dorsi is a large flat muscle that covers the mid to lower back. It can contribute to pain in the shoulder, upper back, and arm going down into the hand. The muscle can also cause pain in the side of the ribcage and lower abdomen. The lats can also affect breathing.

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Levator Scapulae Muscle: Neck, Shoulder, Headache, Pain

The levator scapulea connects the shoulder blade to the vertebra of the neck. The muscle contributes to pain in the shoulder, neck, and the base of the skull. The muscle cause a stiff neck and can contribute to headaches at the base of the skull and back of the head.

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Deltoid Muscle: Shoulder Pain and Weakness

The deltoid is the muscle that covers the tip of the shoulder. It contributes to pain in the shoulder and upper arm. One indication of problems with the deltoid muscle is pain is most intense during activity and subsides when resting the shoulder and arm.

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Teres Major Muscle: Arm and Shoulder Pain

The teres major is a shoulder muscle. It can contribute to pain in the shoulder, upper arm, and forearm. An indication of teres major muscle involvement is pain is felt in the shoulder and upper arm skipping the elbow and reoccurring in the back of the forearm.

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Semispinalis Capitis Muscle: Neck and Head Pain

The semispinalis capitis muscle pain is often felt as a band of pain around the top of the head. The muscle also contributes to pain in the back of the head and in the eye and temple areas. It can also contribute to tingling and numbness in the scalp.

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Rhomboid Major and Rhomboid Minor Muscles: Grinding Popping Shoulder

Pain around the inside of the shoulder blade indicates rhomboid muscle dysfunction. What are the pain and symptoms associated with the rhomboid major and minor muscles? Pain along the inside of the shoulder blade especially noticeable at rest. Popping and/or grinding noise when moving the shoulder blade Inability to straighten the upper body out of…

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