Why Is Neck And Shoulder Pain Related?
Neck pain and shoulder pain are often related, with the pain commonly caused by soft tissue injuries to the ligaments, muscles and tendons in these areas. Pain in the area can also be caused by degenerative conditions and diseases, including hernias and arthritis that cause pinched nerves (cervical radiculopathy), tendinitis, and rotator cuff injuries which cause pain in the shoulder that can spread to the neck.
During your initial examination, your practitioner will determine the causes of your neck and shoulder pain and devise a suitable treatment plan. Depending on your situation, your treatment plan could involve a combination of traditional chiropractic adjustments and one or more muscle therapy techniques, like active release therapy and myofascial release therapy which treat soft tissue with a combination of movement and manipulation.
Stretch The Tension Away
Gentle and controlled stretching is an essential part of treating neck and shoulder pain and your practitioner will recommend stretches to help alleviate the tension and pain. Stretches to alleviate neck and shoulder pain and increase flexibility and freedom of movement include:
- Neck roll
- Child’s pose
- Shoulder roll
- Seated neck release
- Seated heart opener
- Clasped neck stretch
- Upper trapezius stretches
Call Northbridge Chiropractic on 08 9227 9341 or contact us online to book a neck and shoulder pain therapy session at our Perth clinic. We accept all major health fund cards, please get in touch to learn more about our holistic treatments and payment options.