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When should a person with shoulder and neck pain seek medical care?

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See a doctor or go to a hospital emergency room if:

  • Pain is from a severe blow or injury
  • Neck pain radiates down the arms and legs
  • Headaches, numbness, tingling, or weakness occur with pain
  • The person has a stiff neck with fever, vomiting, and sensitivity to light

From: Shoulder and Neck Pain Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.org: "Neck Pain."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Neck Pain."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Sports Injuries."

Shoulder and Neck Pain Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on October 24, 2017

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.org: "Neck Pain."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Neck Pain."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Sports Injuries."

Shoulder and Neck Pain Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on October 24, 2017

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