Common Causes of Neck & Shoulder Pain
Do You Have Pain in the Neck and Shoulders?
Neck pain and shoulder pain are both common complaints that we hear at our Hurst orthopedic clinic. There are a number of reasons that people feel neck and shoulder pain. The most common issues that lead to this type of pain have to do with the shoulder. Pain from a shoulder injury can radiate throughout the body, making it harder to find the root cause.
Luckily, Dr. Nicholas Iagulli, our resident Shoulder Pain Expert is always ready to help. Dr. Iagulli is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to both diagnosing and treating shoulder injuries. Because the neck and shoulder offer us great mobility, they are also at risk. In this video, Dr. Iagulli speaks about the common causes of neck and shoulder pain.
Where Is My Pain Coming From?
There are a handful of different reasons that cause pain in the neck and shoulders, but there are two main causes that we keep an eye out for.
- You might have a rotator cuff tear or tearing in the four muscles that surround the humeral head, which is the smoother, rounded part of the shoulder – the ball of the ball-and-socket joint.
- This pain can also be spasming pain that comes from any of the muscles that stabilize the scapula, or the shoulder blades. This sort of pain can radiate up into the neck, down the back between the scapula, or even into the shoulder and down the upper arm.
Neck and Shoulder Pain Treatments
When you feel pain in the neck or shoulder, you should first and foremost consult your physician. They will check to make sure that nothing is dislocated as well as check for fractures. Once the injury has been diagnosed, our providers will work with you to develop a treatment plan that will let you recover, ideally without surgery.
At our Hurst clinic, we prefer a more conservative approach, using pain management and physical therapy or medicine before resorting to any sort of surgery. However, our doctors are very capable surgeons, and Dr. Iagulli is highly trained with arthroscopic surgery.
Are you in pain? Trinity can help. If you’re hurt, contact us or call 817.283.5252 now to schedule an appointment with our providers.