Neck pain, shoulder pain, and shoulder spasms are difficult to deal with and get over without some work and, perhaps, some life changes. Depending on how the issues occur, there are some remedies and therapies individuals can incorporate into their routines in order to achieve comfort and quality of life. Consulting with a doctor or physical therapist in the cases of extreme pain is important.
Believe it or not, teeth can cause should muscle pain which leads to shoulder muscle spasms. If there’s an abscess or infection, it isn’t uncommon for the pain to radiate down the neck and cause shoulder pain and spasms. Long visits in the dentist’s chair can, too, cause neck pain that leads to shoulder pain.
There are a number of other factors involved with shoulder muscle spasms. For example, if someone is holding a phone resting between their head and their shoulder during a long workday, they will experience issues with pain and spasms. A large number of telecommunication businesses, or businesses where clerical work occurs mostly on the phone, have made attempts at solving this problem through use of headsets. While this does help with shoulder muscle spasms, it does not completely resolve pain workers may experience in their lower back or in their neck from long hours working at a desk.
People who sleep best on their stomach are doing the worst thing for their backs. Not only is this an unnatural position to sleep in, but it forces the individual’s neck to be positioned wrong for many continuous hours. For example, it is not common for the neck to be turned for hours on end, and this position will cause shoulder pain and shoulder muscle spasms. Sleeping on the back solves this problem, but it is often difficult for people to do on a regular basis. Also, some people have complained of lower back pain when spending too many hours sleeping on their backs.
For those involved in car accidents or other types of accidents where whiplash is an issue, the most common symptoms are neck pain and shoulder spasms. This is best resolved with time necessary for the muscles to contract back to their natural positions when wearing the brace, as well as physical therapy following the removal of the brace. While it may seem like there is no end to this type of pain, pain in the neck and shoulders, as well as the shoulder spasms will decrease over time.