Hey guys new poster here.
So about 3 months ago I hurt my rhomboid/trap near the spine doing smith machine overhead press. I think it was a combination of ego lifting and not warming up but on my last rep I heard a sort of crush and then was in intense pain.
Following this I couldnt move my neck and my upper back ached for a while. I googled the symptoms and decided it was merely a trap strain and I would be fine. So I iced it for 2 days then applied heat pads the following days. And alas after a few days of not being able to move my neck I was fine!
However, after this I have always had neck pains on my right side on the top of the spine and a few weeks later whilst working our I experienced sharp rhomboid pain. I decided to see a chiropractor about this and he basically just cracked me and the pain did subside. However, realising the price I was paying I decided to not continue seeing the chiropractor and my pain was still gone. I decided to see a PT who noticed my right shoulder drooped a lot lower than my left and recommended I do mid trap and scapula work to correct this. While doing this work I could feel my old rhomboid injury. And yes, it finally came back…
This time it was different, it ached my arm and throbbed where I hurt myself. I gave gym a 1 week break and my pain was mostly gone, however came back again when I did shoulders and then bicep curls. I did notice however the bicep curls probably made it really bad. Now if I put my arm forward it aches my bad and my arm and if I let it droop in its natural position it aches both too. Sometimes when I have my bag on at uni the site of injury will throb with a sharp pain.
If anyone has any idea how to fix this it would be greatly appreciated, I have tried trigger points, though not consistent it just doesnt feel like it does anything as it is a DEEP back ache. I also had a thoracic spine xray which showed nothing.
If it helps my right shoulder also rolls forward and it significantly weaker at the scapula which I have been trying to correct :/.
Sorry for the long winded post and ask any questions as I may have missed details!