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I have constant shoulder and neck pain for years?

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Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management
6 doctors agree

In brief: Joint arthritis

Most often, chronic neck pain comes from chronic inflammation and arthritic changes in the facet joints of the vertebrae of the neck.
The pain frequently refers to the shoulder and even down the arm. Anti-inflammatory medications, and when needed, injections of the painful joints of the neck can help quite a bit. Ask your doctor about these options.

In brief: Joint arthritis

Most often, chronic neck pain comes from chronic inflammation and arthritic changes in the facet joints of the vertebrae of the neck.
The pain frequently refers to the shoulder and even down the arm. Anti-inflammatory medications, and when needed, injections of the painful joints of the neck can help quite a bit. Ask your doctor about these options.
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
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Dr. Mark Weston
i would add traction and massage to effective treatment options for neck pain facet injection RFablation if sore joint identified
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Pain Assessement

Chronic pains can come from a very wide variety of reasons.
Usually none of them are serious or life threatening. Simple home remedies may include hot or ice packs and routine gentle stretches. Persistent pain should be evaluated by and appropriate treating provider such as a physical medicine and rehabilitation provider or an orthopedic surgeon.

In brief: Pain Assessement

Chronic pains can come from a very wide variety of reasons.
Usually none of them are serious or life threatening. Simple home remedies may include hot or ice packs and routine gentle stretches. Persistent pain should be evaluated by and appropriate treating provider such as a physical medicine and rehabilitation provider or an orthopedic surgeon.
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
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