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Effective treatment for neck and shoulder pain

Expert, accurate diagnosis for neck and shoulder pain together with the latest and most effective treatment methods

What is Shoulder Pain?

There are many causes and diagnoses for shoulder pain. The main ones are impingement of the rotator cuff tendon, tendinopathy, torn rotator cuff tendon, or adhesive capsulitis (also known as frozen shoulder). Often shoulder pain is associated with neck pain due to numerous muscular attachments and nerve supply exiting the neck and running beneath the collar bone.


What are the symptoms of Shoulder Pain?

Pain usually refers into the side of the shoulder joint and top of the arm, making the patient feel that the pain is more in the deltoid area; this is the classic site of referral for rotator cuff issues. Other symptoms include loss of motion, pain when sleeping on the affected side, combing hair, or putting the hand into the back pocket. Inflammation would additionally indicate pain is worse in the morning and pain on initial motion after a rest period.

What are the treatment options for Shoulder Pain?

An accurate diagnosis for shoulder pain is important so seeing a physiotherapist, osteopath or chiropractor for assessment and advice is a good idea. Numerous patients will wait for it ‘to get better’ but often with increased time the condition can often worsen and become more complex to treat. In some cases, patients may be referred for diagnostic imaging, see our sports doctor for a ultrasound guided injection or to a shoulder consultant. We additionally offer Extracorporeal Shockwave therapy for shoulder tendons which has a very positive clinical outcome for rotator cuff tendinopathies.


After suffering with neck & shoulder problems, my husband and I had Freedom osteopathic treatment. After only a few sessions we noticed a marked improvement. We both have maintenance sessions once a month to keep symptoms at a minimum.Mr & Mrs Jaan – Osteopathic Patients patient

What is neck pain?

Neck pain can be felt at the back of the neck, side of the neck or front of the neck, it may also radiate into the shoulders, shoulder blades and middle of the back. Characteristics can vary from a dull ache to very sharp acute shooting pain. Patients will experience typically a loss in range of motion especially rotating or turning the head, looking upwards and bending the head to the side. A small percentage of patients will experience nerve root irritation or compression with sensory changes such as pain, numbness, pins and needles into the arm and hand.


What are the symptoms of neck pain?

Neck pain is itself a symptom of another problem, however as a result of neck pain the following symptoms frequently develop; pain or tingling in the arm and hands, headaches, dizziness and nausea. Pain can also be present on sitting for long periods or slumped and bad postures can aggravate symptoms. Common causes are spinal facet joint compression and inflammation, disc bulges and disc prolapses (slipped discs). The surrounding muscles can often go into spasms.


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The treatment required is dependent on the cause of the neck pain. Usually musculoskeletal (the most common cause) neck pain is improved by manual therapy after a thorough assessment. Manual therapy includes Osteopathy, Chiropractic, physiotherapy and massage (for non-acute pain). An osteopath or chiropractor is trained in spinal manipulations (clicking, cracking or audible popping sounds released from neck spinal facet joints) this can reduce pain and increase range of motion. All osteopaths, chiropractors and physiotherapists can carry out an assessment, treat using mobilisation, articulation movements, manipulation, soft tissue work, stretching, dry needling and muscle energy techniques to reduce your pain and symptoms. Our practitioners can offer you lifestyle advice, postural and mobility exercises to maintain your condition as well as strengthen key areas. More complex patients can be referred to our sports doctor or a spinal consultant for further diagnostic imaging and care.

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