Neck Stiffness Relief
What is Neck Stiffness?
There are several ways to deal with neck stiffness when it occurs, but it is important to identify the cause of the condition in order to treat it properly. Neck stiffness relief for long-term and repeated neck stiffness is essential to be able to maintain posture and spinal health, which can in turn affect the wellbeing of the rest of your body.
Causes of Neck Stiffness
The reason why you might have neck stiffness could be because of a number of different reasons, including arthritis, but the most common ones are because you slept in an awkward position last night or that you’ve been spending too much time in front of the computer.
List of Neck Stiffness Causes
- Minor sprains and strains
- Cervical herniated disc
- Cervical degenerative disc disease
- Cervical osteoarthritis
Neck stiffness is a very commonly encountered problem. Most people have experienced it sometime in our lives. It can be very severe and persistent and is also associated with arm and shoulder pain. It can affect a person’s ability to sleep, concentrate at work, and sometimes even give rise to a headache.
Fortunately there are many new ways to treat neck stiffness very effectively.
What Should I Do If My Neck Is Stiff?
Neck stiffness may resolve naturally in many cases. Short periods of rest can sometimes provide neck stiffness relief. However it is always important to consult a doctor if:
- You are experiencing other symptoms like fever, light sensitivity and vomiting in addition to neck stiffness
- You had an accident in which your neck experienced sudden movement
- You are having a grating feeling when you turn your head
- You are having severe neck pain along with the stiffness that is not relieved by medications
- You feel a lump in the neck
- Your neck pain or stiffness is accompanied with numbness and tingling sensations that may even spread to your hand
- You are having trouble in swallowing or breathing
Is There Anything I Can Do To Relieve Neck Stiffness?
There are various ways to get relief from neck pain and stiffness. Some simple self-care techniques include:
- Applying a heat pack or cold compress
- Neck exercises
- Using a supportive pillow
- Gentle massage therapy
- Topical ointments and analgesic gels
How Can Neck Stiffness Be Treated?
As neck stiffness can caused by a wide variety of disorders, treatment has to be targeted according to the cause. Your doctor should be able to advice you on the optimal neck stiffness relief 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 surgery may also be discussed as possible options.
Can Traditional Treatments Provide Neck Stiffness Relief?
Neck stiffness can be caused by tight neck muscles. Some people use traditional massage and acupuncture for relief of neck stiffness. While the relief may not necessarily be long-lasting, they can be helpful.
Can I Use Medisave And Medical Insurance To Pay For Treatments?
As our treatments are very affordable and cost-effective, many patients choose to self pay.
For those with Insurance coverage, we are happy to help support medical claims.
Medisave is another very popular option to help pay for medical treatments.
What Is Your Doctor’s Experience Treating Neck Stiffness?
Dr Terence Tan has been treating neck stiffness at The Pain Relief Clinic since 2007. For the past 15 years, he has been using non-invasive technology to help patients recover from neck problems.
He is accredited with both the Family Physician Accreditation Board and the Singapore Medical Council. He is also a member of the Singapore Medical Association and The Pain Association of Singapore.
Committed to providing quick neck stiffness relief, his goal is to always offer patients the safest, most effective and least invasive technology driven treatments possible.
New Non-Invasive Treatment Options For Neck Stiffness
With the recent advances in medical technology, there are now quite a number of new treatment options available to patients with neck stiffness.
At The Pain Relief Clinic, we provide cost-effective and on-site Xrays, MRIs, and medical treatments for neck stiffness.
Even for patients with long-standing neck stiffness despite undergoing other treatments, we offer a number of particularly effective solutions for neck stiffness such as Shockwave Therapy.
If you are suffering from neck stiffness, or if your condition has not improved despite standard treatments and have been told to consider surgery, we are able to help.
Simply call us at +65 6732 2397
or leave a message below for Dr Tan to discuss a customized non-invasive solution for you.
What To Expect When I Visit The Pain Relief Clinic
A typical visit will involve our doctor first understanding your medical history, concerns and previous experience with other pain treatments.
For patients who have consulted many people but have yet to receive a clear diagnosis, selecting an affordable imaging scan might be recommended to confirm the cause of your pain..
Some patients have already done scans with other doctors for their pain condition but are still not clearly told what they suffer from.
Dr Terence Tan is happy to offer you a second opinion and recommend how best to manage your condition.
We also see patients who already have a confirmed diagnosis from specialist pain doctors, but are "stuck” because treatment options offered are not practical or acceptable.
We can help by discussing options that you might have potentially never been told of.
A common experience is when a patient has already consulted a specialist doctor for pain management and is told to consider orthopaedic surgery which they find too aggressive.
Or they may have seen doctors for their pain and were prescribed painkillers with potential side effects which made them feel uncomfortable.
Many of our patients have also first tried complementary treatments or acupuncture with traditional Chinese pain doctors.
They look for a second opinion after finding any relief experienced from other treatments to be temporary or requiring repetitive treatments, which add up to time and cost.
Especially in such situations, we emphasize using non-invasive medical technology you likely have not been told about .
This can make a big difference to your results.