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Calif Med. Jun 1949; 70(6): 478–482.
PMCID: PMC1643822

NECK AND SHOULDER PAIN

Abstract

Neck and shoulder pains are presenting or incidental symptoms in a large variety of conditions.

There may be similarities in the anatomicophysiological mechanism of pain production and in the clinical picture in many of these conditions.

Many of the vague and refractory cases of neck and shoulder pain and of migraine may be due to cervical disc disease.

Scalenus anticus syndrome and cardiac disease can be diagnosed or differentiated from cervical disc syndrome only by thorough investigation.

Proper treatment of neck and shoulder pain is dependent upon correct diagnosis through complete history, physical examination and laboratory tests, as described in this presentation.

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