Shoulder And Neck are made up of bones, muscles, blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue are also other supporting tissues. So many factors that can cause pain. From just one bed up to a heart attack can cause pain in the neck and shoulders.
Cause Shoulder and Neck Pain
- The most frequent are injuries to the soft tissues in the shoulders and neck such as muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
- Degenerative arthritis in the cervical spine can cause pinched nerves, causing pain in the area around the shoulders and neck.
- Degenerative bone condition called spondylosis cervical collar.
- Bursitis or inflammation of the sac occurs in the joints when the joints along the collar bone.
- Tendinitis, or inflammation of the tendons around the shoulder and neck
- Rotator cuff injuries or injuries that occur to the tendons that support the shoulder, resulting in the so-called frozen shoulder. Activity can occur in lifting or throwing motion.
- Trauma from falls can cause damage or a broken collarbone is certainly causing pain.
- Trauma occurs in the tendon that binds the bones clavicle and scapula.
- Whiplash injury, the injury to the cervical spine when moving the vehicle stops suddenly or abruptly.
- Gallbladder disease; may cause pain in the right shoulder and neck.
- A heart attack; Referred pain can happen that spreads to the shoulders and neck.
Signs and Symptoms of Shoulder and Neck Pain
- Stiff neck and shoulder,
- The free movement of the shoulder and neck restrained,
- Numbness or numbness,
- Cold in the arm to the end of the hand,
- Change the colour of the skin,
- Swelling in the area around the peak, shoulder, and neck.
When Seeking Medical Help
- If the above signs and symptoms seem worse
- Or pain settled and does not go away, when I have tried all means.
- If accompanied by fever.
- When the cause is unknown and you are worried.
- But if that is felt too much pain what else is accompanied by weakness, Numb, and cold; then it should immediately seek medical help.
Shoulder and Neck Pain Diagnosis
Usually the history is enough for doctors to diagnose. But it could be supporting doctors require additional examination in accordance with existing symptoms and suspicion examining physician. Additional checks such as:
- Check the blood
- CT Scan & MRI
Shoulder and Neck Pain Treatment
- Resting the affected side of the movement and expenses for 2 to 3 days; then began with the movement of trains back side of the hospital earlier.
- Ice pack. Usually wrapped in a cloth or towel, and stick it on the affected area for 15-30 minutes every hour. Do not use heat.
- When accompanied by swelling, keep hands higher than the level of your heart; using a pillow when lying down, for example.
- Take medications and anti-inflammatory pain barrier over the counter.
- When the cause sprains, interest or other minor causes; then the doctor will prescribe anti-pain and anti-inflammatory for the first few days, then if necessary immobilised with a splint, sling or cast.
- Could be advised to undergo physiotherapy to speed up the recovery process.
- When the cause of severe injury or disease-causing hazards such as heart attack, then it is certainly suggested by the doctors to be hospitalised.
Shoulder and Neck Pain Prevention
- Be careful in the move and work to prevent injury.
- Sleeping with a good cushion to reduce the risk for “any sleep”
- Exercising muscle strength around the shoulder and neck will reduce the chances of developing an injury due to movement or activity.
- Know the limits of your ability. Do not do activities that can injure you.
- Use extra safety while working or exercising.
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