Neck Pain Chiro Singapore
Have you experienced neck pain before? Or worse, are you experiencing neck pain still?
Our human body has an inbuilt system that uses pain to flag up information to our brain to signal possible dangers, so that we can avoid these dangers.
The thing is, it becomes very convenient and habitual for many of our patients to simply "pop a pill to make the pain go away" - the pain is simply masked with the taking of such painkillers, and we become numb/unaware of the presence of the pain.
Yes, we then can be effective at work and live life as normal...for awhile. You see, without fixing the core issues causing the pain, you subject your body to unnecessary medication plus leaving the original problem untreated, which over time tends to become worse.
One of the more common reasons is that there are joints that is not moving well or correctly. In our necks, there are seven neck bones (called vertabrae) that are neatly stacked on each other, and between these bones there is a disc and a joint.
Each joint is created to move a specific amount of movement, and if there is one joint that is "locked" or stiff and doesn't move properly, then the other joints have to work extra hard to compensate for the loss of mobility by that particular joint.
When the neck joint is stiff, it prevents vital nutrition from entering and nourishing the disc, leading to disc degeneration as well as other disc-related problems as well as the nerves surrounding the joint.
In some cases, patients even complain of shoulder pain, but the real cause of pain actually comes from the nerves located in the neck.
Feelings and sensation in our hands and arms are from the nerves that is from the spinal cord in the neck. So what happens if your nerve in the neck is compressed, you may experience sharp pain, burning pain, weakness, tingling or numbess, aching pain or even shooting pain.
Usually issues that relate to nerve and our nervous system can be serious/permanent especially if left untreated.
Most of us has experienced a headache at least once in our lives, but there are really many types of headaches that occur, and for different causes and reasons.
Chiropractors are experienced in evaluating headaches and with assessment, they can tell you if the headache is due to a neck problem, recent stress, food allergy, something you are doing in your daily activities, or something that is more serious warranting a medical referral.
In Singapore, Chiropractic care is widely available and a very effective, natural treatment for headaches. Chiropractors treat headaches quite successfully, because many are due to joint dysfunction and muscular imbalance in the neck.
The most important thing to note that across patients, that if the condition is left untreated for a prolonged period of time, these conditions will get worse. Once in a while we will have these patients with simple complaints but with indepth assessment, we uncover more serious underlying issues.
Of course, with all assessments and examinations, we will make a clinical discretion if the patient can be treated by chiropractic care or if they instead require immediate medical attention before chiropractic care.
Once this has been established, we may perform specific orthopedic tests to identify the biomechanical causes of the issues. You can visit our chiropractor by contacting our clinic to make an appointment.
The chiropractor will plan an individual treatment plan to provide symptomatic relief first and then progressively work on restoring function.