Immediate and Lasting Neck Pain Relief Solutions

Looking for neck pain relief? You are not alone – Neck Pain affects 1 in 3 people around the world. With the increased usage of mobile devices in today’s modern society coupled with sedentary lifestyles, more people are suffering from neck pain than ever before.

If you’ve tried various methods for pain relief but can’t seem to find a lasting solution for your persistent neck pain – Core Concepts’ physiotherapy may have your answer. Compared to other types of solutions such as painkillers and home remedies that only offer temporary pain relief, Physiotherapy can provide you with a permanent solution to your neck pain. This is because we do not only treat the symptoms, but we also fix the underlying cause of your pain.

What is Neck Pain Physiotherapy?

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Physiotherapists are experts in human anatomy and are experts in matters relating to muscles, bones, joints, tendons, and ligaments. Neck Pain Physiotherapy aims to relieve pain and treat the condition through methods such as manual therapy, manipulation, and exercises. Physiotherapy does not involve any medication or surgery but our physiotherapists can refer you to a specialist and work closely with them if necessary.

It is important to seek medical advice from a physiotherapist to get an accurate diagnosis of your condition. Only after getting an accurate diagnosis, then will you be able to apply the appropriate treatment methods to resolve the pain. Instead of self-diagnosing and risking the chance of an inaccurate diagnosis, it would be better to consult with our physiotherapists.

Common Neck Pain Conditions that we treat

Here are some common neck pain conditions that we treat – we can treat most neck pain conditions and can refer you to a specialist if necessary. Not certain of your condition? Come down for an assessment and we will help you figure it out.

Physiotherapy Provides More than Just Immediate Pain Relief

Immediate Neck Pain Relief – Getting Better

During your first session, your physiotherapist will run a thorough assessment to accurately determine the cause of your pain. Afterwhich, your physiotherapist will help to provide immediate pain relief through manual therapy by releasing tight knots or reducing the compression in your neck. This will ensure that you will walk out of our door in significantly less pain than when you first came to us.

Effective Neck Pain Relief

Here at Core Concepts, we practice a value-based healthcare system – where we aim to maximize your rehabilitation potential. Our goal is to get you feeling better at the soonest with as few sessions as possible. During your first session, your physiotherapist will also find out more about your treatment goals and develop a treatment plan that is suited to your needs.

Lasting Pain Relief – Staying Better

Instead of only fixing the obvious symptoms, we dive deeper to find out the root cause of your pain and work on resolving that as well to ensure that the pain does not return. Your treatment plan will also include fixing the root cause of your neck pain to ensure that it does not trigger neck pain for you again.

Better than Before

In some cases, we can maximise your rehab potential. Going beyond what you were capable of doing before the incident. For instance, stiffness in your neck could have made it difficult for you to perform simple daily tasks such as turning your head to check on your side mirror while driving. Physiotherapy can help you to perform such tasks better and with no discomfort.

Testimonials

Popped by Core Concepts recently for injury to my back/neck region, and I’ve seen significant improvement since then! I greatly appreciate how detailed and meticulous the guys at Core Concept are in diagnosing, providing consult/explanation/practical tips and treating the injuries. Scheduling appointments are relatively convenient as there are various channels (eg call, SMS) to pick from, and the automated SMS reminders are useful of keeping track thereafter. Receptionists and Therapists are generally pretty friendly yet professional, which makes for a conducive environment to get treated at!
Joel Tian
Joel Tian
01:27 27 Nov 19
Everyone is very professional and helpful at Core Concept. Physio Xue Ting and Private trainer Rohini have helped me to manage my chronic shoulders and neck pain. I am 80 % better!
Cici Lu
Cici Lu
07:59 23 Oct 19
Cheryl is both skillful and caring.She goes into the root causes of the patient's pain problem and carefully works out a healing plan together with the patient .Her medical skills and knowledge coupled with her medical ethics are rather encouraging for me as a chronic neck pain sufferer who have received other forms of pain management treatments before.After a few sessions of treatment and doing the exercises she taught me, I am feeling better and I think I should be on the road to further recovery.Thanks Cheryl and Core Concepts.Paul
Willy
Willy
05:34 21 Oct 19
I had an excellent sports massage by Wan Ling, which was very different from the usual massage I've tried elsewhere. Wan Ling skillfully and systematically loosened every muscle in my upper back and neck over the course of an hour. If anyone is seeking relief from tense muscles, I would highly recommend making an appointment with Wan Ling.
Rebecca Lim
Rebecca Lim
13:57 17 Oct 18
I go to Novena and Cheryl is my therapist. She was upfront from the get go about my neck condition. I liked her honesty and said we'll give it a try. I was better after 4 weekly sessions and continued to go to her every 2 weeks. With her help I am in a better condition, had to put in effort on the exercises she taught me as well.
Tania Chevrez
Tania Chevrez
12:22 21 Sep 17
Found out about Core Concepts last year through social media and made an appointment as i was experiencing some neck and shoulder discomfort after a traffic accident. My therapist was evidently experienced and was able to pinpoint the cause of my aches. The one thing i loved about my experience at Core Concepts is that they are not like typical physiotherapists who simply prescribe take home exercises, instead my therapist was extremely hands on, helping me to massage my neck at the right spots to relief the stiffness - best massage ever! Would highly recommend Core Concepts!!
Claire Chia
Claire Chia
08:19 18 Apr 17
Found out about Core Concepts last year through social media and made an appointment as i was experiencing some neck and shoulder discomfort after a traffic accident. My therapist was evidently experienced and was able to pinpoint the cause of my aches. The one thing i loved about my experience at Core Concepts is that they are not like typical physiotherapists who simply prescribe take home exercises, instead my therapist was extremely hands on, helping me to massage my neck at the right spots to relief the stiffness - best massage ever! Would highly recommend Core Concepts!!
Claire Chia
Claire Chia
08:18 18 Apr 17
I have been visiting Core Concepts since 2012, at first for my neck and shoulders problem and then my lower back pain. Chye Tuan has been my physiotherapist (aka savior) and I found him very professional, friendly, and feel that he genuinely cares for the well being of his clients. When I was better after 7 sessions of physio for my neck and shoulders pain, Chye Tuan wished me well and told me that he hoped he would not have to see me again. Unfortunately, about a year later I had to go back again and this time for lower back pain. The set of exercise regimes Chye Tuan taught me have been helpful for self-managing and I sincerely thank him for his help!
Siew Goh
Siew Goh
08:10 11 Jan 14
I came back suffering from a really tight Achilles' Heel after a really long backpacking trip and by sheer luck the first person I saw was Chye Tuan. That was in 2010 and since then I have suffered pulled necks, a tight ITB, tight hip muscles and an ACL reconstruction. Through out all this Core Concepts has been there helping me with the pain and sometime putting me through more pain just so I can get better. Chye Tuan and Cindy are excellent as are the rest of the team I'm sure. You are in very capable hands.
Chidambaram Periakaruppan
Chidambaram Periakaruppan
10:52 30 Oct 13
Very professional physiotherapists who use multiple modalities to relieve pain in my neck a few years ago. They teach simple yet effective exercises too. Since then, I have better posture and know what to do when I have neck spasms. I have recommended Core Concepts to many friends and they have great things to say about Core Concepts too!
Pei Ling Ooi
Pei Ling Ooi
05:39 08 Oct 13

Core Concepts – Neck Pain Relief Specialists

Neck pain is more complicated than you think. Very often, the answer to what’s causing your pain is far deeper than what you expect. The spine is an intricate system that holds 33 bones, joints, ligaments and muscles. Your spine is also responsible for holding your body upright, supporting daily body movements like walking and moving around. It is important to note that your spine is not an isolated part of the body – it can be affected by other parts of the body as well.

The human anatomy is an interlinked system of bones, muscles, joints, ligaments that help you to perform your daily functions. Thus when one part of the body starts hurting, there is a possibility that the pain could be attributed to another part of the body. One simple movement such as raising your arm involves not only the arm but the entire body. For instance, if your shoulder is injured, it could result in neck pain as you will not be able to move your arm normally. This could result in additional pressure on the neck, causing neck strain or pain. Or vice-versa.

Neck Pain – A symptom, not a condition

Pain, like a fever, is a symptom and could be an indication of a multitude of problems. You could take medication to get rid of the fever, but without going to the doctor to get a proper diagnosis, you will be unable to find out the root cause of the fever. Without treating the root cause, the fever will likely return if your body is unable to heal itself. And the body has an amazing to heal and recover from a whole host of problems.

Likewise, pain is a symptom and you can temporarily relieve the pain through pain medication and hot compresses. However, without consulting a physiotherapist, you will not be able to find out the root cause of your pain and resolve it. And if your body cannot adequately heal itself, it often leads to chronic issues and long-term and deeper problems later on. Other times it doesn’t heal right like a broken bone not set properly. Your physiotherapist can help you do that.

The Thinking Physiotherapists

At Core Concepts, we understand the importance of diagnosing the root cause of the problem and treating that to prevent a recurrence. We are firm believers in ‘The Thinking Physiotherapist’ and acknowledge that pain is a symptom and has various layers. Our first step is to determine the root cause by digging deeper into the symptoms. We strip away the symptoms layer by layer to find out what is causing the pain. After determining the root cause, we resolve the multiple layers of pain you feel. Instead of just simply temporarily relieving your pain symptoms, we also aim to fix the underlying cause. From there, we work to ensure that your pain doesn’t return by making your body stronger and more functional.

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Neck Pain

What is causing my neck pain and how did I get it?

There is a multitude of reasons that may have caused your neck pain. We can’t determine the cause of your neck pain without a thorough assessment. The most common causes of neck pain are sleeping positions or working at a desk for too long. To get a clearer understanding of your neck pain, do consult a physiotherapist.

Does my posture cause neck pain?

Poor posture could result in neck strains such as when your head is held forward to view mobile devices. This is because your muscles are working overtime to keep your head in the forward position. As a result, your neck muscles would be more susceptible to painful strains and spasms.

What treatments are available for neck pain?

Some of the treatments methods for neck pain that we employ are manual therapy and strengthening exercises. Your treatment plan will be determined by your therapist after conducting a full assessment of your condition. For more severe cases, surgery may be required. We can refer you to a specialist if required.

What can I do to prevent neck pain?

One of the common causes of neck pain is bad sleeping posture. A quick and efficient solution is to get a new pillow that keeps your cervical spine in neutral alignment. It would also be advised to adopt a good posture when using mobile devices or working at a desk.

When should I see a physiotherapist for neck pain?

Seeking a physiotherapist as early as possible would allow an efficient recovery period. However, you should seek a physiotherapist immediately if you have been experiencing neck pain that is severe. Also, if your movements are limited or if the pain gets worse while performing certain activities. At Core Concepts, we are dedicated to addressing your issues and getting you back to full activity.

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