Pain Management: Neck and Shoulder Pain
Neck and shoulderpain can be classified in many different ways. Some people experience only neck pain or only shoulder pain, while others experience pain in both areas.
What Causes Neck Pain?
Causes of neck pain include:
Abnormalities in the bone or joints
What Causes Shoulder Pain?
The shoulder is a ball and socket joint with a large range of movement. Such a mobile joint tends to be more susceptible to injury. Shoulder pain can stem from one or more of the following causes:
Strains from overexertion
Tendonitis from overuse
Shoulder joint instability
Collar or upper arm bone fractures
Pinched nerves (also called radiculopathy)