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A 46-year-old female asked:

Neck shoulder pain headache shoulder pain from a injury neck feel like it posing and cause headaches . why?

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Gravity: Shoulder, neck, ; headache pains are causally related in 40's female post-cervical injury. Head weighs about ten pounds ; injured ; strained neck muscles become spastic to prevent painful cervical tilt; a cervical self-preservative splinting process. The trick is to resolve muscle spasm to prevent muscle deconditioning and weakness from disuse. Few weeks of disuse can further weaken muscles.

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Last updated Feb 17, 2014

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