Chiropractic and Neck Pain

NECK PAIN

Neck pain, as we are living in an era where mobile phones and laptops are becoming inseparable from our lives, this phenomenon contributes to an exponential elevation of neck pain cases reported all over the world especially in a busy city like Kuala Lumpur. Prolonged sitting and constant forward head posture were proven to be the main cause for neck problems from many studies.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

Pulling sensation on either sides of the neck
Soreness around the back of the neck and the shoulders
Tightness around the neck that leads up to the base of the skull
Headaches and Migraines

WHAT CAUSES NECK PAIN ?

There can be many causes of neck pain. The most common cause of neck pain is improper ergonomics and excessive cell-phone usage. This is regarded as “Text neck”. In this digital era, people utilize their phones for various tasks throughout the day which may put tremendous amounts of pressure on the neck, leading to long term chronic neck pain.

Another common cause would be car-accidents. Whiplash which is caused by a car accident is usually violent and it could damage the cervical ligaments and misalign the bones during the forceful, rapid back and rough head movement. The pain does not always occur immediately after an accident, as it might even take years for the pain to develop.

WHOM DOES IT AFFECT?

Neck pain affects mostly office workers who work on computers and phones for long periods. It also commonly affects people requiring awkward neck positions for a long period, such as surgeons, dentists, or even beauticians.

NATURAL HISTORY

Neck pain often starts as a fatiguing and sore feeling around the neck and trapezius region. Neglect of pain may lead to an increase in the intensity of the pain, and may eventually lead to headaches and migraines. It is very common for patients who experience neck pain accompanied by numbness and tingling in the arms.

CAN CHIROPRACTIC HELP?

In TopCare Chiropractic, our Chiropractors perform a thorough examination process to determine the cause of the neck pain to correct it.