Neck Stiffness Singapore Physiotherapy
Neck Stiffness Singapore Physiotherapy
Having tightness and stiffness in our neck is usually caused by muscle spasms in our neck muscles. This muscle spasm refers to the neck muscles tightening up and leading to a stiff neck, as a protective mechanism due to an underlying neck issue.
Actually, stiff neck is a very, very common condition (we have many patients who sees us for this), and it is caused by a number of neck conditions.
The main symptom is neck pain and stiffness, causing loss or decrease of neck range of movement, can be caused by other issues such as slipped disc (prolapsed disc), spine vertebrae facet joint issues, undiagnosed neck vertebrae fracture (broken cervical bone) or other related neck problems.
Most of the time, patients wake up with a painful and stiff neck...and in some situations, their necks may become "stuck" or "locked" after a sudden or sharp movement. What this means is that their heads may be too painful or difficult to move, and any attempts to move the neck may make the neck pain worse.
In some cases, the pain can radiate up or down the neck too.
Who is more at risk of neck stiffness and neck pain?
Usually, people who are higher risk of this condition are people who are either:
- predisposed to having it due to genetic / structural conditions
- lifestyle of using a lot of mobile devices
- working using a lot of mobile devices
- natural ageing and wear and tear
Usually, a number of our patients are bankers, executives, teachers and managers, who can often be found reading and consuming data from their mobile devices or documents to read and correct, leading them to over-bend their necks. Multiply this over a period of time and their necks gets overly strained, leading to neck injuries and neck stiffness.
Neck Stiffness Singapore Physiotherapy Treatment
Stiff necks can be effectively managed and treated by one of our physios, who will first assess and diagnose the cause of the problem.
Following diagnosis, the therapist will then create a custom rehab intervention plan for you, and depending on the causes of the problem, you may be treated with a combination of gentle joint mobilization and massage, as well as electrotherapy such as ultrasound therapy to accelerate soft tissue healing.
Gentle joint mobilizations will involve the physiotherapist gently applying pressure on each vertebrae in your neck to loosen them and allow an improved range of movement, and decrease pain.
Another modality that is particularly helpful is the use of hotpacks (heat therapy), which will help to relax the muscle spasms, and should decrease your pain quickly. The physiotherapist may also employ ice therapy as well, should they find that the level of inflammation and pain is too high.
Gentle stretching will help to glide locked structures as well as decrease the muscle spasms.
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