Because the neck and shoulder are two highly mobile areas of the body, they can both be susceptible to pain and injury. Neck pain is commonly caused by poor posture, trauma and degenerative diseases such as arthritis. Shoulder pain can be caused by such things as muscular problems, strains, tendonitis, instability in the joint and frozen shoulder. Treatments for neck and shoulder pain include anti-inflammatory medications, physiotherapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, polarity therapy, Reiki, traditional Chinese medicine, magnetic field therapy and exercise therapies such as yoga.
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