Neck pain and stiffness is a very common condition. It affects a large majority of people at some point of our lives. It can be associated with shoulder as well as arm pain and even headaches.
Fortunately there are many ways to treat neck pain very effectively.
The common causes of neck pain include:
- Neck muscular strain
- Ligament injuries
- Degeneration of the vertebral bones, also known as cervical spondylosis
- Spinal cord injuries
- Pain caused by thyroid conditions
- Neck tumors
- Referred pain due to Angina, Myocardial Infarction
Which Tests Can Be Done To Investigate Neck Pain?
Some of the tests that might be ordered by your doctor include:
- Blood investigations
- Cervical spine X-rays
- Cervical spine MRIs
How Is Neck Pain Treated?
As neck pain can be caused by a wide variety of disorders, treatment has to be targeted to the specific cause of the pain. Your doctor should be able to advice you on the optimal treatment options, or refer you to a colleague if different expertise is required.
In many cases, patients are started on medications and physiotherapy by their doctors. Injections and neck surgery may also be discussed as possible options.
New Non-Invasive Treatment Options For Neck Pain
With the recent advances in medical technology, there are now quite a number of new treatment options available to patients with neck pain.
At The Pain Relief Clinic, we provide on-site Xrays, MRIs, and medical treatments for neck pain.
Even for patients with long-standing neck pain despite undergoing other treatments, we offer a number of particularly effective options to stop neck pain such as Shockwave Therapy.
If you are suffering from neck pain, or if your condition has not improved despite standard treatments and have been told to consider surgery, simply call us at +65 6732 2397 or leave a message below for Dr Tan to discuss a customized non-invasive solution for you.
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