trapezius muscle


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Noun1.trapezius muscle - either of two flat triangular muscles of the shoulder and upper back that are involved in moving the shoulders and armstrapezius muscle - either of two flat triangular muscles of the shoulder and upper back that are involved in moving the shoulders and arms
skeletal muscle, striated muscle - a muscle that is connected at either or both ends to a bone and so move parts of the skeleton; a muscle that is characterized by transverse stripes
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The researchers also monitored 12 students with electromyography equipment and found that trapezius muscle tension increased in the scrunched, head forward position.
The key findings of the study were that: 1) the presence of conscious abdominal contraction promoted greater EMG activation in all portions of the serratus anterior, EO and IO; 2) the three portions of trapezius muscle were influenced by task configuration, with EMG activity being greater in unilateral exercise.
class="MsoNormalspan xml:lang="EN-GB"I have tried various ways of pain management and I recently had a Botox injection on the trapezius muscle to stop it from contracting thus reducing the spasms on my shoulder and left arm.
However, when considering the difference of clinically important pain of all the pain sites analyzed, only the trapezius muscle presented a below-expected difference (2 kg/F) in the TMD groups in relation to the control.
(45-46) These studies suggest that the performance of the upper trapezius muscle is an invaluable diagnostic measurement in the evaluation of patients with chronic neck pain and chronic whiplash-associated disorders.
The effect of dry needling on pain, pressure pain threshold and disability in patients with a myofascial trigger point in the upper trapezius muscle. J Bodyw Mov Ther.
A main muscle that retracts and upwardly rotates the scapula, is also the upper trapezius muscle. Most of the negative biomechanical associations (scapular downward rotation, anterior tilt, protraction, depression) with SD, SIS, and TOS, are functionally countered by the upper trapezius, which promote elevation, retraction, posterior tilting and upward rotation.
Graham was taken to hospital and diagnosed with 'cervical neck concussion' following pain in his subscapularis, large muscle located under the shoulder-joint and the trapezius muscle, one of the major muscles used for moving, rotating and extending the head at the neck.
Computed tomography described a 2.7 x 3.3 cm mass involving the right inferior trapezius muscle without gas or fluid collections as well as a 3.9 cm right apical lung lesion (Figure 2).
The trapezius muscle was split at its superior part at the level of the scapula spine.