Neck, Shoulder pain & Stress

Neck Pain

A lot of people will suffer from neck pain at some time in there life. In most cases it is not due to a medical problem and often the exact cause is not clear. What is very common is that the person has non-specific neck pain. This can be referred to as ‘mechanical’ or ‘simple’ neck pain. These could be:

  • Minor strains and sprains to muscles
  • Ligaments in the neck
  • Bad posture may be a contributing factor

*** If your day consists of working at a desk posture could be a factor ***

Shoulder Pain

  • Poor posture and frozen shoulder – can be painful and reduces normal movement in the joint, also sometimes prevents movement in the shoulder altogether.
    Shoulder instability – Referred to as Hypermobility. This is where the shoulder is unstable and has an unusually large range of movement.
  • Rotator cuff disorders – the rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint and help to keep it stable.
  • Acromioclavicular joint disorders – Osteoarthritis in the shoulder joints. Conditions that affect the Acromioclavicular joint, which is the joint at the top of the shoulder. Osteoarthritis in the shoulder joints.
  • A broken (fractured) bone, such as a fracture of the humerus (upper arm bone) or broken collarbone.

Muscular tension can increase with emotional stress, especially at the base of the neck, head and jaw. This can irritate nerves, upsetting blood flow and causing headaches.