Neck & Shoulder Pain
Neck and shoulder pain can often be linked due to their close relationship. The nerves exiting the vertebrae of the neck supply the muscles of the shoulder and arm and so any neck injury can have a big affect on the strength and sensations felt. It is therefore very important to address any postural issues relating to the neck as well as addressing any shoulder problems.
Some common neck problems are; postural, whiplash, disc injury, facet strain/restriction, muscle strain, torticollis, thoracic outlet syndrome.
The shoulder is the most mobile joint of the body. However there are other joints surrounding it which can be affected too. These include; the acromio-clavicular joint, the sterno-clavicular joint and the scapular.
Reptitive strains or sporting injuries at the shoulder such as; Rotator-cuff injuries, SLAP lesions, labral tears, dislocations, frozen shoulder, impingement syndrome and bursitis to name a few.
Your osteopath will use orthopedic clinical tests as well as testing neurological function to identify the cause of your pain.