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Common Medical Causes of Neck Pain & How to Fix it

Do you often deal with pain in your neck and/or shoulder blades but have no clue where it’s actually coming from, or better said what causes it? I know I did, so I went on a rampage in Google to see if I could find out the reason behind this problem and managed to come up with the following. Hopefully, it’s as helpful for you as it was for me.

Whiplash

If you had a whiplash in the past you can stop your search right there as this is most likely the main reason why you’re dealing with this pain. There’s not an awful lot you can do about this besides giving it time and using short-term solutions like electric heating pads.

Cervical Spondylosis

I’m feeling you as I suspect I might have this, it comes with age so there is little you can do about it besides avoiding unnatural movements while you walk, sleep, eat, watch tv and so on. There is no reason to visit a doctor unless you start to feel sudden numbness or tingling in the affected area.  If the pain, however, starts to affect your daily routine you might want to visit your local doctor as well as there are treatments available that can reduce it.

Torticollis

Another word for this is having a wry neck, or better said, tilted or twisted. A neck and shoulder massage is the first thing you should think of when treating this. This disease can have many causes ranging from a muscle injury to swollen lymph nodes, even an ear infection can result in a wry neck. Something you wouldn’t think of in the first place. Now that you know you know best yourself where it’s coming from.

Arthritis

Rheume arthritis is very similar to Osteoarthritis so a doctor can help you figure out which one you are suffering from. This pain often works in parallel so if one shoulder hurts the other probably hurts as well. If not you might want to rethink the cause of your pain. The symptoms include but are not limited to joint pain,  swelling, and stiffness, as well as loss of joint function. There is not a real test to diagnose this so if you tried everything already it might be time to make an appointment at the hospital for a more inclusive diagnosis to help you find the right treatment.

I hope you found this quick guide useful, for more information I’d like you to refer to Google, just make sure you use very descriptive search queries to get to the bottom of your problem.

 

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