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Trapezius Strain Pain Relief

Trapezius strain is a common injury that often occurs as a result of muscle overuse in the upper back, shoulders and neck area. Whether it’s an injury from work, playing sports, keeping fit or just getting older and not being in the shape we once were, CARESPACE in Kitchener Waterloo can help.

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Effective treatment for trapezius strains

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There are many causes of trapezius strains

Trapezius strains are commonly caused by repetitive activities such as working at a computer for long hours without proper ergonomic support or incorrect lifting techniques. Treatment for trapezius strain might include chiropractic adjustments, physiotherapy exercises to strengthen weak muscles, and massage therapy to reduce muscle tension. Chiropractic care helps to improve joint motion and reduce pain while physiotherapy works on maintaining muscle flexibility and range of motion. Massage therapy helps to release tension and knots in the affected muscles so that healing can occur naturally. Consultation with chiropractor, physiotherapist and massage therapist can be beneficial for an individual suffering from trapezius strain.

Get the best treatment to help your trapezius strain

We all know that health and wellness is important, but with so many competing priorities, it’s hard to stay on top of it. CARESPACE provides the best treatment options to help heal your trapezius strain quickly. CARESPACE uses a result-oriented, natural approach to rehabilitation and wellness with your choice of Chiropractic, Massage Therapy and Physiotherapy. CARESPACE practitioners work together to understand both your primary concerns and long-term health goals. Multidisciplinary evidence-based plans are designed to address the root causes and are developed to provide fast and long-lasting relief to ensure you can start living your healthier life today.

A trapezius strain is a common injury to the muscles of the upper back and neck. It generally causes pain and tightness that can affect day-to-day activities. The trapezius muscle originates at the base of the head, runs down your neck and back, and connects to the middle of your spine. Overuse or overstretching of this muscle can cause a strain, resulting in traumatic weakness of the affected area. Trapezius strains can be caused by poor posture at work, improper lifting technique, long periods of sitting or working with arms raised for extended time periods, or even sleeping in an awkward position.

Common symptoms of a Trapezius strain include neck pain, shoulder discomfort, headaches, and radiating soreness from the shoulder up through the neck and base of the skull. Limited range of motion due to stiffness or tightness further demonstrates injury to this muscle group. In addition to localized pain, common physical signs that may indicate a traumatic event such as trauma or extreme activity can be seen such as bruising and swelling that occur at the site of injury.

A trapezius strain can be a painful and limiting injury, so it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible. Fortunately, there are several excellent treatment options available. For example, chiropractic adjustments or physiotherapy done by a health practitioner or chiropractor may help alleviate the pain and allow your body to start healing safely and quickly. Massage therapy is another great option that helps to relax tight muscles, restore proper mobility, and reduce inflammation. Additionally, home remedies such as applying heat or cold packs along with rest can also help reduce the pain associated with a strained trapezius muscle.

Back pain is something that many people struggle with every day, but why does it occur in the first place? Common causes of back pain can include facet joint syndrome, herniated discs, lower back pain, lumbar facet joint arthrosis, lumbar radiculopathy, lumbar stenosis, osteoporosis, sciatica, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, and upper back pain. It’s important to be aware of these potential sources of discomfort in order to reduce your risk for injury and make preventive lifestyle changes that will keep your back healthy and happy. Consultation with a qualified professional at CARESPACE can help determine the best solution to alleviate any discomfort experienced.

Get the best trapezius strain treatment that's right for you


chiropractic services

Chiropractors are health care professionals focused on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, with an emphasis on treatment through joint manipulation, exercise and education. Available both in-person or online with TeleCARE.

Massage Therapy

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Massage Therapists use a range of soft tissue and joint stimulation techniques. Massage stimulates blood flow, restores muscle elasticity, and relieves built-up tension to repair your body and allow a calmer outlook on life.



Physiotherapists work with you when you’ve experienced a work or sports injury, or are suffering from a chronic condition. You’ll improve strength, increase range of motion to restore your body’s functionality. Available both in-person or online with TeleCARE.

Not sure which discipline to select?

Chiropractic, Massage Therapy and Physiotherapy can all be effective for trapezius strains. Choose any one of the above. Once the initial assessment has been completed, you will be directed to the discipline and practitioner who will be able to deliver the best results.

Still not sure? Simply give us a call at (519) 208-2273 and we will help find the right therapy for your needs.

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I was suffering from neck pain And numbness Dr. Shannon Webster, BA, DC Chiropractor, is helping me. Acupuncture helps me with pain, enhances my mood. She's fantastic, Dr.
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I cannot recommend Dr. Shannon Webster and Dr. Michael Torreiter enough. Both are super friendly and understanding and it has been an absolute pleasure to have met them and been treated by them.

I have been receiving treatment from Dr. Webster for a few months and I've been feeling much better. I had sever knee, shoulder and back pain. I couldn't squat or do push ups without my joints screaming at me. But now I'm not able to only do all those but also feel stronger. The most important piece is that she listened and took my history of many injuries into consideration. And as a dancer, I couldn't have asked for a better chiropractor who not only helped me feel better but also understood my needs.

I also brought my grandmother to Dr. Torreiter for her back pain for acupuncture. He was extremely kind, understanding, compassionate and everything that I could ask for. He made her feel comfortable and explained every step during each treatment. He made sure that she was well taken care of and also made other important referrals that lead to her recovery.

So far I have referred my whole family to these two wonderful individuals and everyone's experience has been equally great. Thanks to them we all are doing much better!