The Trigger Point & Referred Pain Guide

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Upper back, Shoulder & Arm

trigger point section diagram for the upper back, shoulder, and arm.

Essential pain patterns are

listed like this.

Upper Thoracic Back Pain

Scaleni

Levator scapulae

Supraspinatus

Trapezius (TrP2 & TrP3)

Trapezius (TrP5)

Multifidi

Rhomboidei

Splenius cervicis

Triceps brachii & TrP5

Biceps brachii

 

Back of Shoulder

Deltoid

Levator scapulae

Supraspinatus

Teres major

Teres minor

Subscapularis

Serratus posterior superior

Latissimus dorsi

Triceps brachii (TrP1)

Trapezius (TrP3 & TrP6)

Iliocostalis thoracis

 

Back of Arm Pain

Scaleni

Triceps brachii (TrP1 & TrP3)

Deltoid

Subscapularis

Supraspinatus

Teres major

Teres minor

Latissimus dorsi

Serratus posterior superior

Coracobrachialis

Scalenus minimus (B in the picture)

Mid-Thoracic Back Pain

Scaleni

Latissimus dorsi

Levator scapulae

Iliocostalis thoracis

Multifidi

Rhomboidei

Serratus posterior superior

Infraspinatus

Trapezius (TrP4)

Trapezius (TrP5)

Serratus Ant

 

Front of Shoulder Pain

Infraspinatus

Deltoid

Scaleni

Supraspinatus

Pectoralis major  (2nd picture)

Pectoralis minor

Biceps brachii

Coracobrachialis

Sternalis

Subclavius

Latissimus dorsi

 

Front of Arm Pain

Scaleni

Infraspinatus

Biceps brachii

Brachialis

Triceps brachii

Supraspinatus

Deltoid

Sternalis

Scalenus minimus (illustration B)

Subclavius