Are you suffering from neck pain? We can help. Feel better with our expert chiropractic care.
The neck is a sensitive area of the body. Even the slightest injury or strain of a muscle can hinder functionality, and cause pain. At Light Chiropractic, we help you live pain-free. Our team of highly-skilled, accredited chiropractors provide specifically designed neck pain treatments for the upper cervical spine. We are the only chiropractors in Singapore specializing in this type of care.
Neck pain can arise for any number of reasons, but the most common cause is often attributed to poor posture. Seated or rested in a hunched over position can strain the muscles of the neck and lead to discomfort. This is often seen in patients who are sitting at a desk for as long as eight or more hours each day, straining their neck to stare at a computer monitor. More individuals are spending longer hours in these uncomfortable positions and paying the price with chronic discomfort from aching neck muscles.
Causes of Neck Pain
Consider some of the leading causes of neck pain:
Tense muscles can become painful over time. Stress is a leading cause of muscle strain in the neck. But a range of actions can also quickly lead to strained muscles. Sitting, standing or laying prone in an awkward position can have the same effect, placing undue pressure on neck muscles.
Individuals experiencing a herniated disc or bone spur in the neck vertebrae can apply pressure to an pinch the never, causing chronic neck pain.
A hard fall, a sports injury, a car accident or simply turning your neck too fast can cause neck injuries. These injuries usually require time to heal but chiropractic adjustments accelerate healing by realigning and supporting the Upper Cervical Spine.
WEAR & TEAR
The neck is exposed to a lot of wear and tear daily. Even sleeping in the wrong position or using pillows too high can cause neck pain and soreness.
Chiropractic Treatment for Neck Pain
There are many benefits to seeing a chiropractor to address and prevent your neck pain symptoms.
- Increase range of movement
- Relax neck muscles and soft tissues
- Relieve pain associated with strained muscles
- Improve blood circulation to the head
Certain injuries to the neck are unavoidable. A car accident or sports-related impact are some of the most common examples. Some causes of neck pain are attributed to the habits of the individual including poor posture, grinding of the teeth while asleep or sleeping in awkward positions. Chiropractic treatment for neck pain targets the root cause to relieve symptoms impacting your quality of life.
Treating Upper Cervical Spine Subluxations
Among the most sensitive regions of the neck is the Upper Cervical Spine. It is made up of seven vertebrae designed to give the skull a wide range of articulate movement and allow the brain to control the body. Extremely delicate, the Upper Cervical Spine is easily injured.
Cervical instability or misalignment in the neck (also known as upper cervical subluxation) can result in headaches, stiffness, immobility, poor posture and chronic pain.
Chiropractic adjustment is a first line of care for upper cervical spine conditions, and an effective, holistic treatment for neck pain relief.
What Does a Chiropractor Do for Neck Pain?
We safely treat neck pain by gently realigning your upper cervical spine so it functions optimally with the rest of your body. We employ several kinds of chiropractic neck adjustment techniques to provide pain relief, including those below.
We gently move your neck around to release the area. Reduces pain and increases range of motion.
We gently stretch and hold the neck. Breaks up scar tissue, reduces spasms and improves flexibility.
Upper Cervical Drop
Using a padded "drop" table, your chiropractor applies a thrust with minimal force to release the neck.
Soft Tissue Therapy
Your chiropractor gently massages ligaments and muscles supporting your neck to increase circulation.