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The dysfunctional neck can cause pain to be felt in the shoulder, typically the C5 nerve root will refer pain to the shoulder.
The term "Shoulder" covers a large area of the upper body. It is important that the osteopath knows the exact area that is painful.
The term "Frozen Shoulder" is often used to describe a stiff shoulder.
With the genuine Frozen Shoulder, the joint capsule literally glues itself to the surrounding structures, making it impossible to move the shoulder joint.
This is a difficult condition to treat, and may require a steroid injection or even surgery.
Shoulder pain is often due to long term bad posture.
The Rotator Cuff is the group of muscles involved in many shoulder movements, and they are often injured or strained.
The rotator cuff muscles can cause pain and restriction of movement of the shoulder.
The muscles around the shoulder usually respond well to Osteopathic treatment and Acupuncture.