NECK PAIN TREATMENT SINGAPORE

Neck pain is a modern problem and has become common for lots of people.

Looking for neck pain treatment that doesn’t require medication or surgery? Vitality Chiropractic Centres is the first Chiropractic neck pain specialist in Singapore!

What is neck pain?

Neck pain is a modern problem that has become common for lots of people. Research shows up to 70% of people experience neck pain, and the rates are only rising.

For some, neck pain is a minor problem that fades away. However, many people experience chronic and severe pain. This can be debilitating, and such chronic neck pain may not respond to medical treatments.

In some cases, people may also experience headachesmigrainesear pain, arm pain, and sensations in the arms and hands, such as numbness and tingling.

Before resorting to medication or surgical treatment, many opt for alternative remedies that treat neck pain. Such treatment for neck pain usually includes massages, acupuncture, or generalised Chiropractic care.

Have you tried all those methods yet you’re still stuck with chronic pain and neck problems?

Let us help you Take Your Life Back with our Upper Cervical Spine Chiropractic!

Beyond pain relief and physical therapy, we identify the underlying causes of neck pain. This allows us to determine the most precise adjustments to make for minimal discomfort and maximum results.

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF NECK PAIN?

Neck pain refers to the pain caused by pain signals in your neck muscles, nerves and cervical spine joints. Thus, our Chiropractic treatment begins with a physical examination that establishes the causes of your neck ache. Aside from the normal aging process, common causes of neck pain include:

1. Injuries/accidents 

Falls, sports, car crashes, whiplash…these can all damage the bones and nerves of the neck. In addition, neck injuries can have widespread effects on the rest of the body, including the organs and muscles. Damage to the neck often leads to secondary problems to the rest of the body due to nerve interference radiating via the spinal cord.

2. Poor posture

This includes too much time seated, staring at computers and looking down at phones. This overstretches the nerves, then the neck muscles spasm. As a result, the shape of the neck may change over time, and it can result in degeneration of the cervical spine bones. A forward head posture and lack of natural neck curve are correlated with poor health and reduced function of some vital organs, including the heart and lungs.

3. Sleep position

Did you know that certain sleeping positions are considered poor posture? Sleeping on your front or with the head in an awkward position will cause neck stiffness and pinched nerves.

4. Stress

Mental and emotional stress will reduce the body’s ability to heal and maintain proper health. The fight or flight response triggered by stress leads to your body reacting in tense muscles, damaging the nerves and causing neck and shoulder pain. Read more about Causes of Neck Problems here.

WHAT IS TEXT NECK?

Text neck is a modern issue, increasing in its prevalence and severity.

Due to our increased use of phones, tablets and other screens, we are now looking down much more. This strains the neck, forcing it to flex forward. So naturally, the neck should have a curve when looking at a person from their side. 

Prolonged time looking down will straighten the cervical spine away from its natural curve, resulting in text neck syndrome.

This text neck syndrome will put pressure on the nerves, joints, ligaments and muscles of the neck. As a result, they will be forced into an unnatural position, causing dysfunction and symptoms, such as muscle strain.

This is becoming more common in young people. This is especially problematic for the effect it will have on the nerves exiting the neck.

Research shows that a poor posture, with a straight ‘text neck’, increases the likelihood of visceral complications, such as breathing and heart issues

The nerves in the neck supply information to the rest of the body after they pass from the brain. If the messages transmitted by these nerves are disrupted, it will interfere with the information that needs to pass to the organs. This can damage the brainstem and vagus nerve.

STIFF NECK OR NECK PAIN AFTER WAKING UP?

Neck pain after waking up can be a common experience.

Things may feel fine in the evening, but the neck is stiff and tight by the morning. This may even cause other symptoms in the jaw, shoulder, arm or fingers. 

The truth is the neck pain after waking up is not due to solely one night’s sleep.

It accumulates poor sleeping position, neck injury, prolonged sitting, pinched nerve, stress, overexertion and other factors over time. It may seem sensical to blame a mattress or pillow, but your neck problems stem from a combination of factors that have degraded the health of the neck and spinal cord over time. 

In these instances, the neck pain after waking up is the straw that broke the camel’s back, with months of abuse /injury (non-symptomatic) eventually affecting the nerves which feel pain (symptomatic).

remedy for stiff neck
remedy for stiff neck

HOW TO RELIEVE NECK PAIN?

Traditional medical remedies for neck pain include pain medication and muscle relaxants, but these don’t provide long-term solutions. Neck problems, especially chronic pain, can seriously impact work, relationships, and finances.

Neck pain can be debilitating and may not respond to medical treatments. For some cases, people may also experience associated headaches, migraines, shoulder pain, and sensations in the arms and hands, such as numbness and tingling.

Other approaches include Physiotherapy, massage, acupuncture and stretching. However, these approaches focus on the muscles rather than the nerves, so the pain usually returns.

In some cases, excessively relaxing the neck muscles can worsen the symptoms because the tense muscles protect the nerves. Once the protection is removed, the damage to the nerves increases. If untreated, a neck problem can worsen and cause TMJ disorder or ear pain.

Thus, to get proper neck pain relief, you need to assess the cervical spine and neck region fully. And where better to get it done than here?

Vitality Chiropractic Centres is the first Upper Cervical Chiropractic Specialist in Singapore. We specialise in treating neck problems and associated symptoms, nipping your problem right at the source.

CHIROPRACTOR FOR STIFF NECK

Some people may find that physical therapy, massage, acupuncture or general Chiropractic care improved their neck pain. However, others need a more specific and tailored approach to identifying the underlying cause of their problems. Our signature method of treatment, Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care, has outstanding success with stubborn and complicated cases of neck pain. Upper Cervical Specific Chiropractic Care is a unique approach that focuses on the top bones in the neck. These bones, C1 and C2, are the foundation for the neck and protect the brainstem. Restoring normal biomechanics to the region brings balance to the nervous system and ultimately restores your health. We perform specific neurological tests, nerve scans, and specialised biomechanical x-rays to diagnose and relieve neck pain effectively.
It is not advisable to let anyone adjust your neck unless they are a trained and licensed Chiropractor.

STIFF NECK EXERCISES & EXERCISES FOR NECK PAIN 

Exercises for neck pain (as shown in the video below) may not necessarily ‘cure’ the neck problem. However, they can provide temporary relief. This can be helpful if you aren’t able to see a health professional.

The exercises for neck pain below are passive movements rather than stretches, which will gently improve the alignment of the neck. The alignment of the neck structures is usually the main problem. Therefore the structure must be the main focus. 

Aggressive stretching of the muscles can make the problem worse or further exacerbate the symptoms.

The neck muscles may be sore due to overworking (such as with a forward head posture), where the muscles become overstretched. The muscles then instinctively tighten to ‘correct’ the posture. This results in them becoming tired and sore. Logically, stretching them further won’t fix the problem but potentially make it even worse.

Exercises for neck pain should be used for temporary relief or to support interventions from a trained practitioner. Watch the video below to learn home exercises for neck pain. 

NECK PAIN SPECIALIST SINGAPORE: Live pain-free today!

We help our patients take their lives back. Our doctor has undertaken additional post-graduate training in Upper Cervical care to give patients the best results possible. Call 8438 9550, email help@vitalitychiropracticcentres.com or fill in your information below to book your appointment.
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