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01 Jul 2010

Shoulder problem
Turning neck to the left with difficulty, muscle top left of shoulder very stiff. Headaches, stiffness and pain in shoulder areas
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Orthopaedic Specialist Forum
Orthopaedic Specialist Forum

01 Jan 0001

Your problem is that of a "facet syndrome" - the nerves supplying the small joints behind the cervical vertebrae (neck) are trapped and referring the pain to the the trapezius muscle. A chiropractic treatment or physiotherapy can be done. If that fails a facet block (injection into the facet joint ) is usually effective
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