Looking for some advice about a strain I have
This strain causes me issues on the deadlift (and by extension, deadlift variations such as RDLs, stiff legged, etc). It also hurts to low bar squat.
I get an intense pain on side of the spine, on top of the scapula. My massage therapist's guess is that it is my serratus posterior superior, or trap insertion. Deep tissue massages didn't help much. If I look at anatomy charts, it's right where the rhomboid is.
Long story short I can do mostly every exercise except deadlift. I can do heavy ass rows and any upper back exercise you can think of.
If I try to deadlift even 50%, I get intense pain right in the scapula region
Any ideas what muscles this could be?
I'm going to try a chiropractor or physical therapist next, which one should I try first?