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Posted by: Richard Kitching | 2010/07/01

Shoulder problem

Turning neck to the left with difficulty, muscle top left of shoulder very stiff. Headaches, stiffness and pain in shoulder areas

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Your problem is that of a "facet syndrome" - the nerves supplying the small joints behind the cervical vertebrae (neck) are trapped and referring the pain to the the trapezius muscle. A chiropractic treatment or physiotherapy can be done. If that fails a facet block (injection into the facet joint ) is usually effective

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Posted by: Orthopaedic Specialist Forum | 2010/07/03

Your problem is that of a "facet syndrome" - the nerves supplying the small joints behind the cervical vertebrae (neck) are trapped and referring the pain to the the trapezius muscle. A chiropractic treatment or physiotherapy can be done. If that fails a facet block (injection into the facet joint ) is usually effective

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