What causes neck pain?
Some causes of neck pain can include:
- Poor posture
- Degenerative diseases
- Muscle strain
- Abnormalities in the bone or joints
What causes shoulder pain?
The shoulder includes the ball and socket joint, which produces a large range of movements and can be more susceptible to injuries. Some cause of shoulder pain can include:
- Tendonitis from overuse
- Shoulder joint instability
- Collar or upper arm bone fractures
- Frozen shoulder
- Pinched nerves
- Strains from overexertion
How is neck and shoulder pain diagnosed?
Neck and shoulder pain can be diagnosed in various ways, which may include X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), CT scan, and electrodiagnostic studies.
When should I seek immediate medical care for neck and shoulder pain?
Seek immediate medical attention if:
- Neck pain radiates down the arms and legs
- Headaches, numbness, tingling, or weakness occur with the pain
- Pain is from a severe injury
- You have a stiff neck with fever, vomiting, and sensitivity to light
- The pain does not get better or it worsens
Call 888-719-8448 or come into any of our Healthpointe Urgent Care location today to receive prompt medical attention for your neck and shoulder pain.
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