Dr Heckroodt Laubscher

Specialist Orthopaedic Shoulder Surgeon

Cervical Spine Pathology

Pathology in the neck can often lead to confusing symptoms in the shoulder. These symptoms can lead to incorrect diagnosis. A typical sign of cervical spine pathology are “pins and needles” (parasthesia) sensations that spreads into the hand and fingers. Even when not using the shoulder the pain is excruciating. The pain in the shoulder is constant day and night.

Recommended treatment and care needed for this condition:

Patients have minimal relief with physiotherapy and anti-inflammatories. Infiltrations into the sub-acromial space also gives minimal relief.

Read about some more common shoulder ailments below.