Neck Shoulder Pain Treatment Perth
The source of your shoulder pain can be difficult to diagnose and may actually be caused by your neck. Fortunately Perth Shoulder Physio are experts in neck shoulder pain treatment in Perth. We aim to diagnose the source of your pain and implement effective neck shoulder pain treatment today.
Note: Neck shoulder pain is complex and multi faceted so this general information is only intended to give a basic understanding of how the neck can cause shoulder pain. We suggest you book an appointment with Perth Shoulder Physio for a comprehensive examination and individualised neck shoulder pain treatment.
What is Neck and Shoulder Pain?
Neck related shoulder pain can be defined as pain that is felt in and around the shoulder but is in fact caused by the neck.
Neck related shoulder pain may be felt between the neck and shoulder, along the inside of the shoulder blade and occasionally down the arm. This is different to normal shoulder pain, which is typically felt at the front or side of the shoulder.
Neck shoulder pain is usually aggravated more by neck movements or sustained positions rather than shoulder movement.
Causes of Neck Related Shoulder Pain
As discussed, neck shoulder pain is caused by the cervical spine. The structures of the cervical spine that may be irritated include:
- Cervical Disc
- Cervical Facet Joint
- Cervical Nerve Root
- Cervical Muscles
Neck and Shoulder Pain Treatment
As you can imagine, neck and shoulder pain treatment must be focused on the source of pain, which is in the neck. Neck shoulder pain treatment may include:
- ‘Hands on Treatment’ of the Neck
- Neck Mobility Exercises
- Neck Strengthening Exercises
- Postural Retraining
- Activity Modification
- Heat Packs
- Medical Management including prescription medication and/or steroid injections
Book an appointment with Perth Shoulder Physio to determine whether your shoulder pain is actually caused by your neck and commence your neck shoulder pain treatment.