Neck and Shoulder Pain
Besides bones and muscles, the
area around your neck and
shoulders contains many
ligaments, nerves, veins and
other supporting structures. A
pain in the neck and shoulder
can be quite discomforting, but
knowing about the
causes, symptoms and
treatments can help you
What causes Pain in the
Neck and Shoulders?
Causes of pain in the neck
and shoulder area can be
serious, such as heart attack.
But most times, pain is
caused by a mild problem. In
general, the following can
result in pain in the area:
• Injury in the neck and shoulder area
• Any spinal problem, such as
degenerative spine discs
• Shoulder blade or collarbone fracture
• Frozen Shoulder
• Pinched nerves
• Whiplash caused by a sudden jerk or
the head and upper neck
What are the Signs and
Symptoms that I should
look out for?
Pain in the area is the most obvious
and hard-to-ignore symptom of this
condition. Besides pain, you may
swelling, bruising, redness or
numbness depending on the
severity of the problem. In the case
of pinched nerves, you may even
feel coolness on your arm or hand
because enough blood id not
reaching that area.
What are some Treatment Options for Neck and Shoulder Pain?
In case of all severities of neck and shoulder pain, it is important to restore structural balance to the spine and
body in order to relieve muscular and nerve pressure which is done safely and painlessly using the Atlas
Orthogonal (AO) procedure. Our doctors also use various other methods, in combination with AO, to provide
• Resting and not overexerting the affected area
• Moist heat or ice pack application
• Elevating the affected area – for example with the help of a pillow – to ease swelling
Due to any injury or trauma to the neck and
shoulder region, the atlas bone of your spine
may get dislocated, putting
biomechanical, structural, and neurological
pressure on your entire body, causing
persistent pain. With the help of special
percussion instruments, the procedure
involves gently moving the atlas bone back to
its original position. As the pressure on your
nerves is relieved and body-balance
restored, your pain and discomfort disappears.
For long-term wellness, you’ll be prescribed a
recovery exercise plan and receive education
on lifestyle and prevention techniques along
with your treatment plan.
To begin your treatment and relive yourself of pain,
book an appointment with us today.