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Can shoulder pain ( rotator cuff tear) cause pain the neck?

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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Yes.

When your shoulder is injured, the neck muscles "work overtime" to help protect the shoulder, thus, the neck pain.

In brief: Yes.

When your shoulder is injured, the neck muscles "work overtime" to help protect the shoulder, thus, the neck pain.
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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Dr. Jason Marchetti
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Yes

The shoulder and neck are intimately connected, primarily by the trapezius muscle.
Problems in either area can refer pain to the other.

In brief: Yes

The shoulder and neck are intimately connected, primarily by the trapezius muscle.
Problems in either area can refer pain to the other.
Dr. Jason Marchetti
Dr. Jason Marchetti
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