Neck & Shoulder Pain2018-09-27T02:39:21+00:00

Neck & Shoulder Pain

Neck pain and shoulder pain are both very common. Trauma, poor posture and arthritis are all common causes of neck pain, tendon problems and instability frequently occurs in the shoulder.

Chiropractic treatment at Jurmaine Health can help neck and shoulder pain to both ease pain and strengthen your muscles.

How the head, neck and shoulder work together

The head is supported by the neck, which is made up of seven vertebrae stacked one on top of the other. The vertebrae are cushioned by discs of cartilage and bound together with ligaments. Muscles provide movement and additional support. The neck is very mobile, which means it is less stable than other areas of the body and more susceptible to injury. Trauma, poor posture and degenerative diseases, such as arthritis, are the most common causes of neck pain. The shoulder is a ball and socket joint with a large range of movement. Once again, a mobile joint tends to be more susceptible to injury. The shoulder joint relies heavily on the shoulder muscles for stability. Any dysfunction of these muscles or other anatomical structures, such as the collarbone, shoulder blade or joint itself, can cause pain and mobility problems.

Causes of neck and shoulder pain

  • Abnormalities in the bone or joints
  • Poor posture
  • Muscle strain
  • Workplace injuries
  • Trauma
  • Degenerative diseases
  • Tumours (Pancoast Tumour is a tumour of the lung)

Other symptoms of neck & shoulder pain

The neck and shoulders are susceptible to injury not just from common factors such as sports, workplace injuries and heavy lifting, but also because of the important role that having a strong and functional musculature plays in ensuring that the spine, neck and shoulders are aligned properly.

Neck & shoulder pain can include the following conditions:

  • Whiplash (more common than you may realise)
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Shoulder strain
  • Pain as a result of a shoulder injury
  • General shoulder pain
  • Wry neck (torticollis)
  • Neck strain
  • Pain as a result of a neck injury
  • General neck pain

Top tips for neck and shoulder care

  • Keep mobile and exercise daily
  • Be careful when lifting
  • Keep well hydrated
  • Eat sufficient protein to help repair tissue
  • Ensure you have a supportive mattress and pillow
  • During repetitive tasks or heavy labour, make sure to vary your rhythm, take regular breaks and have a stretch

Effective treatment of neck and shoulder pain

At Jurmaine Health, our aim is to get you well in the shortest possible time and help you maintain wellness.
Treatment for neck and shoulder pain generally include treatments, remedial massage and ongoing training for stretching and strengthening.

Neck & Shoulder Pain

Neck pain and shoulder pain are both very common. Trauma, poor posture and arthritis are all common causes of neck pain, tendon problems and instability frequently occurs in the shoulder.

Chiropractic treatment at Jurmaine Health can help neck and shoulder pain to both ease pain and strengthen your muscles.

How the head, neck and shoulder work together

The head is supported by the neck, which is made up of seven vertebrae stacked one on top of the other. The vertebrae are cushioned by discs of cartilage and bound together with ligaments. Muscles provide movement and additional support. The neck is very mobile, which means it is less stable than other areas of the body and more susceptible to injury. Trauma, poor posture and degenerative diseases, such as arthritis, are the most common causes of neck pain. The shoulder is a ball and socket joint with a large range of movement. Once again, a mobile joint tends to be more susceptible to injury. The shoulder joint relies heavily on the shoulder muscles for stability. Any dysfunction of these muscles or other anatomical structures, such as the collarbone, shoulder blade or joint itself, can cause pain and mobility problems.

Causes of neck and shoulder pain

  • Abnormalities in the bone or joints
  • Poor posture
  • Muscle strain
  • Workplace injuries
  • Trauma
  • Degenerative diseases
  • Tumours (Pancoast Tumour is a tumour of the lung)

Other symptoms of neck & shoulder pain

The neck and shoulders are susceptible to injury not just from common factors such as sports, workplace injuries and heavy lifting, but also because of the important role that having a strong and functional musculature plays in ensuring that the spine, neck and shoulders are aligned properly.

Neck & shoulder pain can include the following conditions:

  • Whiplash (more common than you may realise)
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Shoulder strain
  • Pain as a result of a shoulder injury
  • General shoulder pain
  • Wry neck (torticollis)
  • Neck strain
  • Pain as a result of a neck injury
  • General neck pain

Top tips for neck and shoulder care

  • Keep mobile and exercise daily
  • Be careful when lifting
  • Keep well hydrated
  • Eat sufficient protein to help repair tissue
  • Ensure you have a supportive mattress and pillow
  • During repetitive tasks or heavy labour, make sure to vary your rhythm, take regular breaks and have a stretch

Effective treatment of neck and shoulder pain

At Jurmaine Health, our aim is to get you well in the shortest possible time and help you maintain wellness.
Treatment for neck and shoulder pain generally include treatments, remedial massage and ongoing training for stretching and strengthening.

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