Neck Pain Specialist Singapore
In the modern corporate environment, the number of people reporting pain in their shoulders and back has grown exponentially. The main cause of this is the position in which they sit at work. Sitting at a desk for 8 hours a day is not what the human body is designed for. It can cause a wide range of problems including knots, aches and poor posture over time. At Hands On Osteopathy and Physiotherapy, we can provide you with professional physiotherapy for shoulder and neck pain to help you recover and improve your overall posture as a whole. Unfortunately, for many individuals, sitting at a desk is a crucial part of their job and therefore, there is no avoiding the long term damage. Without the right chair and hours looking down at a screen, individuals will soon experience neck and shoulder pain. Our ability to not only ease this painbut also provide long term results has allowed us to become a leading neck pain specialist in Singapore.
Our skilled physiotherapists offer a wide range of services that will be able to provide you with professional physiotherapy for shoulder and neck pain. This will help you to improve your neck and shoulders to strengthen them and improve your posture. This also helps to prevent any long term damage and also reduces the pain caused by long hours at a desk. We understand that although the pain is similar, it will differ from individual to individual. We take time to create a personalized experience for each of our clients, ensuring that the recovery program is designed around their lifestyle and day to day habits.
Causes of Neck and Shoulder Pain
There are a wide array of issues that can cause neck pain. In general, these are not serious and can be relieved with physiotherapy designed for shoulder and neck pain. Here are some of the main causes of pain.
Numbness or Tingling
Often a nerve can become pinched by the muscles, bones or tissues in the surrounding area. This is caused by extensive pressure and can result in numbness, pins and needles or a tingling sensation- that can also be felt down the arm and fingers in some situations. In general, this may go away by itself. However, it can also be relieved by a physiotherapist. If the symptoms are severe, talk to a doctor and they can provide you with the medical advice you need to alleviate your pain.
Clicking and Grating
Many individuals will hear a clicking or grating noise whilst they move their heads. This is known as ‘crepitus’. It is caused by air bubbles popping or tissues and bones moving amongst each other within the joint. The neck may often sound louder due to its proximity to your ears. Though it may sound dangerous, it’s usually not serious.
Muscle spasms are caused by the stiffening of a particular muscle group within the body. When appearing in the neck, they can cause stiffness down a single side, making movement extremely difficult. This can be eased with stretches at home, as well as with an appointment with a professional physiotherapist.