“Strong shoulders” is a beautiful idiom, in practice, but the shoulders and neck are most vulnerable to daily stress and modern chaotic, but sedentary lifestyle. The pain in shoulder and neck is not a surprise today for a teenager sitting at the comp good half of the day, or for an adult who is used to doing physical work, or for any serious office worker.
But acute neck pain can cause tremendous discomfort and even lead to partial temporary loss of productivity of the person. Many of our contemporaries are interested in why it occurs and whether it is possible to prevent the development of such a symptom.
Causes of pain
Not including chronic diseases and injuries, the most obvious and common causes of pain in the neck and shoulders is not a sufficiently intensive level of physical activity or Vice versa — too high load on this part of the body. Aching pain, aggravated by movements, may occur after athletic training or on the next day.
However, you don’t need to be a successful athlete in order to pull the neck muscles; it only takes one careless movement. The likelihood of such injuries increases with age, as in youth the muscles and ligaments are more elastic, and age-related changes in the muscle are shown, first of all, by the change in the extensibility of muscle fibers.
Lack of mobility can cause pain in the neck and back. This pain is often chronic. It can chase its owner every day and may retreat for no apparent reason for months in order to later appear again. The cause of such pain is the swelling of tissues that occur with immobility (inactivity) because insufficient blood circulation provokes the accumulation of oxidized products of metabolism in tissues.
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The most common injuries, characterized by pain of this type are sprains and bruises, of course, if we are not talking about fractures and dislocations of the shoulder joint. In addition to pain, these injuries are manifested by swellings, bruising, and limitation of motion, pronounced pain when you attempt the slightest pressure on the muscles.
If there is at least the minimum probability of traumatic origin pain, you should immediately contact the health facility for consultation of the expert-traumatologist and get professional treatment.
Lumbar pain is often associated with herniated discs, but in fact, such deformation can occur on any area of the spine. The cervical spine is susceptible to this also. When herniated cervical spine the pain is very severe, it can radiate into the shoulders and the suffering person does not always understand what part of the body hurts.
Severe pain in the neck is one of the symptoms of arthritis and degenerative disc disease. These diseases lead to changes in the composition of bone substance and serious deformities of bones and joints in the serious stages. Focused treatment is required as you may have direct consequences, until the development of torticollis.
Is pain in shoulder and neck a terrible combination?
Often a one-time appearance of pain in the shoulder and neck indicates the presence of some serious disease. It may be inflammation occurring in tissues of this part of the body, and the echoes of old injuries, symptoms of chronic bone and joint diseases, as well as a testimony of the appearance of tumors, both benign and malignant.
If there is pain between the neck and the shoulder it may be inflammation of one of the tendons of the shoulder joint. As well the pain localized in this area could have a less scary reason, it may be a banal pinched nerve or muscle tone.