Issues of the Neck, Shoulders or Upper Back – Introduction

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we introduce issues of the neck, shoulders and upper back.


Become familiar with potential causes of neck, shoulder or upper back pain, and note anatomy topics that can help to increase knowledge of related issues.


Note the anatomy topics that will help to increase knowledge of issues that students may be experiencing related to the neck, shoulders or upper back. Describe the prevalence of shoulder pain and why athletes are more prone to experiencing shoulder issues. List potential causes for neck, shoulder or upper back pain.

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