Constant shoulder and neck discomfort?

Muscle pain. Many times neck and muscle pain is due to weakness and inhibition of the lower terapezius muscles causing excessive tightening of the upper trapezius muscle and of the neck muscles. Scapular stabilization retraining exercises are very helpfu. Avoid the drugs especially muscle relaxants as they are only sedatives for the most part and don't address the cause of the problem.

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I'm having neck discomfort in left side of neck and shoulder spreads to the lower left throat worse when walking. Thoughts?

Neck sprain/strain. Sounds like a neck strain or sprain. Other more serious problems like a herniated disc or pinched nerve are much less likely. Most strains respond to a couple days of rest and anti-inflammatory medications like Ibuprofen or naproxen. If the pain doesnt resolve after a few days, have it looked at by an orthopedist. Read more...