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Neck and Shoulder Pain – Simple Solutions

 

Has everyone got a bad neck?

 

Certainly seems that way, doesn’t it?  Neck and/or shoulder pain affects nearly 80% of the people of Singapore. It is a major reason for lost productivity and absenteeism from work, and for many it leads to headaches, arthritis and other health complications.

There can be many causes of neck and shoulder pain, ranging from poor posture, repetitive strain injuries or traumatic injury, to more complicated conditions such as spinal arthritis, degenerating discs, or trapped nerves, causing pain and dysfunction in the arms or even to important organs that have nerve supply from the neck.

Neck pain often leads to terrible stiffness, which can make many of our daily activities very difficult. Very commonly, especially in Singapore, neck dysfunction causes tightness in the shoulders and upper-back, loss of range of motion, and eventually numbness and tingling into the arms and hands.

 

The perfect solution

Unfortunately, many treatments for neck and shoulder pain are ineffective,and as they tend to focus on the symptoms and not the actual cause, the results are poor. A popular method is to take medication to cover up the pain. Worse still, there are many unnecessary surgeries performed every year. Neck surgery generally has a very poor outcome and can lead to more significant pain and disability.

Fortunately, at Total Health Chiropractic we may have the perfect solution to your neck or shoulder pain based on improving the function of your neck and spine and thus subsequently promoting healing. During a full consultation, which includes a thorough case history and any necessary orthopedic and neurological exams, we first determine whether or not you are a suitable candidate for the spinal rehab procedures we employ in our clinic. If necessary we will organize X-rays in order that we can actually see the changes that have happened to your spine, a process that is likely to continue with ever more serious results. Once we are happy that we have all the necessary information to give you the very best care, we will then outline the recommended treatment.

 

Restoring the natural curve in your neck

Many patients with neck and shoulder pain have lost the normal curve in their neck. This always leads to an increased rate of spinal degeneration and consequential increased health problems and its correction is often at the heart of our rehabilitative approach that delivers such incredible results.

It is absolutely necessary to restore the natural curve to the neck if it is to heal correctly and recover perfect function and we achieve this by using specific, gentle manipulations, specialized stretching, or gentle neck traction machines and focused spinal flexibility and stability exercises. We leave nothing to chance.

Here we see in ‘A’ a perfectly shaped normal neck typically with no visible arthritic or degenerative change. In ‘B’ we see the neck has assumed a reversed curve and this ALWAYS results in rapid degenerative changes, pain, stiffness and gradual loss of health. It is obvious therefore that everything should be always done to maintain a healthy posture.

At Total Health Chiropractic, we have developed a system that works amazingly to allow the body to heal from these eventually debilitating conditions. We will locate the specific cause of the pain and dysfunction and with sensibletreatment we will improvethe structure and function – without drugs or side effects. We always expect our clients to be relieved from pain in a very short period of time.

Is it difficult to look over your shoulder? Is there a constant pulling or throbbing in your neck? Don’t suffer; call today to see what Total Health Chiropractic can do to help you!

Call today -Telephone # +65 6224 6326

“I was suffering from constant chronic neck pain and as a keen golfer, the pain was making my life miserable. I committed myself to Dr Errington and his recommendations and shortly afterwards I played my first game of golf with absolutely no pain!”  BH

 

Useful links:

 

Find out about Dr Tim’s MUST READ book on posture – POSTURE MATTERS

 Degeneration of Cervical Spine (neck)

How todays pain becomes tomorrows …

Why are our necks so stiff?

Your posture can shorten your life

My bowling ball and your health

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