The areas of the neck and shoulders are extremely sensitive to torquing and overuse. Car accidents and rough sports are most likely to cause injury and pain in these area but even something a general as sleeping can also be the culprit.
The neck area is subject to constant daily movement in every direction. Sometimes, through neglect or overuse and even injury, the neck can suffer disc deterioration and shifting which causes pain extending as far as the shoulder area. Even a change in your pillow or sleeping environment can cause the neck to fall out of place and become stiff or painful to move.
Since the nerves in the neck area also reach out to the upper back and shoulder, neck injuries can often lead to symptomatic shoulder pain.
More often than not, a simple adjustment can help to realign the vertebrae in the neck and relieve this pain and stiffness. Combined with regular care and home maintenance, Chiropractic care should be your first line of defense against neck and shoulder pain.