Rhomboid Muscle Strain and Spasm

The rhomboid is a muscle located in the mid to upper back, connecting the thoracic spine (backbone) to the medial border of the scapula (shoulder blade). The rhomboid serves as a scapula stabilizer when one moves the arm overhead and also reaches for objects. The term strain describes a stretching or partial tearing of the muscle, resulting in inflammation and pain. A spasm is an involuntary contraction of a muscle. Depending on the mechanism of injury, the rhomboid muscle can be strained, in ...

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