Back Pain and Neck Pain Care
Suffering from chronic back pain, stiff shoulder and neck aches? You’re not alone – studies have shown that over 80% of adults are bound to experience this at some point in their life and it is slowly becoming one of the most common reasons why people miss work. Our modern lifestyles in Singapore can also lead to a host of neck, shoulder and back problems.
These aches could be contributed by an inactive lifestyle, prolonged mobile device use or improper workplace ergonomics for deskbound workers which result in various aches and strains. The forward head posture as a result of these activities places a huge amount of strain on the neck and back as well as extra pressure on the spine. Upper and lower back as well as neck pain can also lead to a number of injuries and conditions including everyday strains, age-related diseases, and congenital disorders.
Very often, neck and back pain is not isolated and can travel to other regions of the body and cause referred pain such as headaches or arm aches. Whether or not you are feeling a sharp pain, stiffness or experiencing an inability to fully move your head or body, it can be very uncomfortable and frustrating. Often, it can also restrain certain daily activities at work, home or during leisure, affecting the overall quality of life for a great part of the population in Singapore.
The good news is that most times, these strains and aches can be resolved.
At Core Concepts, our team of physiotherapy specialists are skilled to use a variety of manual therapy, massage, exercise therapy and other integrated services such as Functional Training and Pilates as treatment to reduce your pain and prevent recurring injuries.
Some of the common causes of back and neck pain are:
While back and neck pain are common, the diagnosis is usually specific to you and requires a thorough assessment with a physiotherapist to determine its cause. With proper specialist treatment, it can help you improve your mobility, stability, flexibility and strength of your back to help reduce the pain in the lower and upper back. You will be advised of a better management of your condition. It is important to take care of that aching back or neck as prolonged pain can not only affect your quality of life, but not attending to your aches could lead to a worsening of your condition.