Have you previously had neck pain? Or even worse, do you still have neck pain?
Our bodies are designed with a mechanism that uses pain to alert the brain to potential threats so we can take action to prevent them.
The problem is that many of our patients find it very handy and routine to “take a pill to make the pain go away”; yet, taking such medicines merely masks the discomfort, leaving us numb or ignorant of its presence.
Yes, we will then be able to work effectively and lead regular lives—at least temporarily. However, if the underlying problems causing the pain aren’t addressed, you subject your body to unneeded medicine while ignoring the initial condition, which tends to get worse over time.
Are your neck muscles tense?
One of the more frequent causes is that some joints do not move properly or well. Seven neck bones, or vertebrae, are neatly placed on top of one another in the neck. A disc and a joint are located in between each of these bones.
Each joint is designed to move a certain amount, so if one joint is “locked” or stiff and isn’t moving well, the other joints must work harder to make up for the lost mobility of that one particular joint.
The disc degenerates as well as other disc-related issues and difficulties with the nerves around the joint when the neck joint is tight since it inhibits necessary nutrients from entering and feeding the disc.
In certain circumstances, patients may report shoulder pain, although the nerves in the neck are the source of the pain.
Do you have hand or arm symptoms?
The nerves that originate from the spinal cord in the neck are what give our hands and arms their sensitivity and feelings. Therefore, if your neck’s nerve is squeezed, you may feel various pains, including shooting pain, unbearable pain, searing pain, weakness, tingling, or numbness.
Nerve and nervous system-related problems frequently become serious or permanent, especially if untreated.
Are you experiencing headaches?
Most of us have had a headache at least once in our lives, but there are many distinct kinds of headaches that can happen for various reasons.
Chiropractic professionals have expertise in examining headaches. Through examination, they may determine if a neck issue causes the headache, recent stress, a food allergy, something you are doing in your everyday activities, or anything more serious that calls for a medical referral.
Chiropractic therapy is a popular kind of natural headache treatment in Singapore and is easily accessible. Since many headaches are caused by neck muscle imbalance and joint dysfunction, chiropractors have successfully treated headaches.
Singapore Chiropractic Care for Neck Pain
The most crucial point to remember is that patients’ diseases will deteriorate if they go untreated for an extended time. We occasionally encounter patients with straightforward complaints, but a thorough examination reveals deeper, more significant problems.
Naturally, with every evaluation and examination, we will decide clinically if the patient may benefit from chiropractic therapy or whether they need to receive urgent medical care first.
Once this is confirmed, we could carry out certain orthopedic examinations to determine the problems’ underlying biomechanical causes.
The chiropractor will initially create a customized treatment plan to cure the symptoms and then gradually work on regaining function.