An unusual case of shoulder pain

C. W. Slipman, C. H. Shin, M. I. Ellen, R. K. Patel, D. Braverman, D. Lenrow

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Shoulder pain is a common musculoskeletal ailment. The process of determining the etiology of shoulder pain can be difficult. The differential diagnoses include: both intracapsular and extracapsular lesions; and neurologic, vascular, postural, and visceral causes. We present an unusual case of shoulder pain accompanied by loss of shoulder range of motion (ROM), initially thought to be caused by an intrinsic shoulder disorder. However, it ultimately was determined that a cervical radicular disorder caused both the impaired ROM and the patient's shoulder pain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)352-356
Number of pages5
JournalPain physician
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Cervical radiculopathy
  • Diagnostic selective nerve-root block
  • Radicular pain
  • Selective nerve-root block
  • Shoulder pain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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