Diseases with symptoms of neck and shoulder pain
Diseases with symptoms of neck and shoulder pain
The back of the neck contains many arteries, veins, ligaments, muscles, bones, joints, nerves, ... The neck and shoulder pain has many causes, often an abnormal expression of musculoskeletal. In some cases, neck and shoulder pain can be life threatening. This is why it is not advisable to disregard this symptom.
Causes of neck and shoulder pain
There are many causes to neck and shoulder pain. The starting point is usually working and living habits that cause mild, less noticeable pain symptoms. It is the germ of more serious osteoarthritis problems such as arthritis, osteoarthritis ... Pain from less frequent, occasional, gradually becoming more frequent, more persistent.
Lying, sitting in the wrong position
Shoulder and neck pain due to lying down, sitting in the wrong position is quite common. In many people, after waking up, they often have pain from neck, extends over the shoulders, it happens to people who work in office or sit a position for long hours. Wrong posture prevents blood flow, muscle compression, ligaments are the source of neck and shoulder pain.
Poor sleeping position is also the cause of left or right shoulder pain, people who have the habit of lying on their side when sleeping,make muscles and joints uncomfortable, resulting to shoulder neck side pain after waking up.
Degenerative neck vertebrae
Shoulder pain in the neck for a long time does not exclude the case of cervical degeneration. People with cervical spondylosis often have symptoms such as: vertical fatigue from the nape of the neck to the shoulders, hands, stinging pain like a crawling ant, difficult turning of head, sometimes pain like dislocated neck, over time. This disease can be severe and patients will always experience dizzy headaches, fatigue, weakness, and reduced mobility.
Shoulder and neck pain caused by degenerative is common in office workers because of the frequent sitting posture with head bowed or hands placed too high when operating on the keyboard. According to experts, bowing posture will increase the weight that the spine must support, resulting in over time the cervical vertebra, backbone degenerate. This condition is increasing due to the habit of smartphone abuse, according to Dr. Kenneth Hansraj - a specialist in chiropractic surgery and chiropractic in Poughkeepsie (New York), using smartphones continuously for 2-4 hours a day will increase risk of cervical spondylosis.
The nape of the neck contains nerves. Pinched nerves can be one of the causes of neck and shoulder pain. Shoulder and neck pain caused by pinched nerves often presents as: tingling, numbness in the arms and head of fingers, hands, upper arm muscles which becomes weak, lifts up or handles feeling incompetent.
Aortic dissection is a dangerous disease that can kill a patient at any time. When infected, the patient's aorta may rupture due to torn artery layers, causing blood to leak inside, dissecting the endothelium and middle layers of the artery. Motherboard died before going to the hospital. Symptoms of aortic dissection include neck and neck pain, severe pain in the chest, breastbone, pain in the back, neck, arms, and shoulder blades; sweating, shortness of breath, difficulty talking, nausea, dizziness, fainting, etc.It should be noted the above abnormal signs and first aid measures in place in case of an accident, In addition, in order to have a good screening for aortic dissection, you should have a medical examination every 6 months to know your condition.
Aortic dissection is a dangerous disease that can kill a patient at any time. When infected, the patient's aorta may rupture due to torn artery layers, causing blood to leak inside, dissecting the endothelium and middle layers of the artery, 21% patients died before going to the hospital. Symptoms of aortic dissection include neck and shoulder pain, severe pain in the chest, breastbone, pain in the back, neck, arms, and shoulder blades; sweating, shortness of breath, difficulty talking, nausea, dizziness, fainting, etc. It should be noted the above abnormal signs and first aid measures in place in case of an accident. Moreover, in order to have a good screening for aortic dissection, you should have a medical examination every 6 months to know your condition.
Another common cause of neck and shoulder pain is trauma. Injury neck may include: torn muscles, tendon commands, ligaments, dislocated necks, sprains, etc. which are often caused by strong impacts such as playing sports, falling, ... Depending on the case, if the injury can recover itself in 2-3 months, the severe cases require urgent intervention with aggressive treatment, sometimes the pain can last into chronic. In case of traumatic injuries, the person shows pain in the affected area (one shoulder on the left, right or neck), please go to the osteoarthritis specialist to see if having abnormal signs.
Tips to treat neck pain effectively
In mild cases, people with neck and shoulder pain can overcome by changing their habits and activities. They should sit right posture when working to ensure the computer screen is level with the eyebrows and the computer about 50 cm from the eyes). Do not place pillows too high when sleeping, with people with cervical degeneration need to lower the height of the pillow, do not lie on your side, lying curled, obstructing blood circulation, compression tendons, muscles,... They should limit to use so long on the smartphone screen in a bowed posture.
Perform light massaging movements on the spot, do not try to twist the neck sharply when feeling painful. Use a warm bag to place on the aching area to relax, sooth the neck and shoulder aches and pains.
Small exercises to help relieve neck and shoulder pain:
- Step 1: Look straight ahead
- Step 2: Gently lift your chin, tilt your head back slowly, gently
Hold this position for about 5 seconds, then repeat 5 times.
Note: only move the head does not lean back or turn the whole person.
Patients can also relieve pain with some of the allowed medications, but in any case, when deciding to take a medication, you should consult your doctor.