The Department of Orthopaedics at the CK Birla Hospital specialises in the assessment, prevention and management of various shoulder, neck and back problems. Whether you are experiencing pain caused by prolonged sitting or pre-existing chronic conditions such as arthritis, our care team offers comprehensive treatment aimed at instant pain relief and effective long-term health.
Here is everything you may need to know about the causes and treatment of shoulder, neck and back issues.
Shoulder, neck and back problems can affect your quality of life and hinder your everyday routine. A variety of reasons ranging from common to complex can cause these problems. Pain in the shoulder joint can also extend to your neck and back and vice-versa. Sometimes, a single cause can lead to severe pain, stiffness and restricted range of movement in the shoulder, neck and back. It is, thus, important to timely seek medical treatment for any bothersome symptoms.
Shoulder, neck and back problems can be acute or chronic but require the earliest clinical intervention to avoid any complications.
The shoulder is a ball and socket joint made up of three bones called the collar bone, shoulder blade and the long bone of your arm. Your shoulder joint is one of the most mobile yet most unstable joints due to its range of movement and can be affected by various conditions such as :
- Should impingement
- Frozen shoulder
- Shoulder dislocation
- Rotator cuff tear
- Shoulder arthritis
Neck pain can be caused by simple activities such as sleeping in the wrong position or chronic degenerative issues. Here are some common conditions that cause neck pain and associated symptoms:
- Neck strain
- Stiff muscles and tendons
- Cervical spondylosis
- Spinal stenosis
- Pinched nerve
Back problems are majorly caused by mechanical issues and soft-tissue injuries. However, if not treated timely, acute ack problems can quickly translate into chronic conditions. Common back problems include:
- Degenerative disc disease
- Facet joint dysfunction
- Herniated disc
- Compression fractures
The treatment protocol for your condition will depend upon various factors such as your age, overall health, the severity of the symptoms and the duration of disease.
Your healthcare provider will first assess your condition through several tests and investigations. He/she will then provide a range of treatment options best suited for you. Some common treatment options include:
- Watchful waiting
- Non-invasive procedures
- Surgery and other invasive procedures
I was suffering from back pain for a couple of months but I was not taking it too seriously. Until one day, I felt a severe stiffness and could not at all move without pain. I immediately approach the orthopaedic team at the CK Birla Hospital for treatment. The doctors here are very highly educated and trained. Their professionalism and compassion are very trustworthy for a patient. I was taken care of in a great manner. The doctor prescribed some medications and taught me some exercises to help relieve the back ache. My condition started to improve from day 1 of the treatment and now I am fully healthy. Thanks to the CK Birla Hospital. Thanks to the whole team of CK Birla Hospital.
I visited the CK Birla Hospital for treatment of the frozen shoulder. The experts here are the best in their field. They are very smart and professional and friendly. The nursing team is also super cooperative and makes sure that you are not facing any issue during treatment. I would definitely recommend the hospital to everyone. Thanks to the whole team of CK Birla Hospital.
Fabulous experience. The whole orthopaedic team from the doctors to nurses to physiotherapists are excellent. They are very supportive and intelligent. They made my treatment journey and recovery very easy after I suffered from a compression fracture. Excellent experience. Thank you! Thanks to the whole team of CK Birla Hospital.
You can prevent shoulder, neck and back pain by maintaining a good posture, doing routine moderate exercises, eating a healthy diet and avoiding prolonged sitting.
Stretching and strengthening exercises such as shoulder circles, chest expansion, downward dog pose, seated twist and across-the-rolls stretch.
A dislocated shoulder is an injury in which the upper arm bone of the shoulder joint pops out of its socket. A dislocated shoulder can cause pain, stiffness, swelling and inability to move the shoulder.