How are neck and shoulder pain treated?
Neck and shoulder pain are treated with one or more of the following:
- Anti-inflammatory medicine and/or acetaminophen (Tylenol®).
- Moist heat or ice applied to the neck or shoulder.
- An injection of a corticosteroid into the shoulder for arthritis.
- Movement exercises (for both neck and shoulder pain).
For cases in which nerve roots or the spinal cord are involved, surgery might be necessary.