I have neck pain
Neck pain is common and needs no introduction. Though it is not a catastrophic condition, it can have a significant impact on a person’s work, recreation and quality of life. Neck pain has #nofilter. It spares no age group, gender or social status. Following a first episode of neck pain, there is a high chance of repeated episodes, which may extend over a lifetime. Recovery from an acute episode is frequently incomplete. Neck pain is a condition characterized by recurrence, or in some cases, persistent pain.
Neck pain for the individual manifests not only in the symptoms and physical complaints, but in its impact on their work and social participation and the related financial, family and emotional consequences. There are many causes of neck pain. Neck pain disorders present differently and not one neck pain is the same. Symptom intensities range from “nuisance value” to disabling pain, as evident in some cases of whiplash-associated disorder and cervical radiculopathy i.e. pain or numbness in the arm.
The impact on function is variable, ranging from a negligible impact, to a particular activity or action being difficult, to activity restriction to such an extent that it limits a person’s participation in activities of daily living and work. Especially here in Singapore, many of us do office work, leading to neck pain from sitting at the desk, and thus, affecting our work performance.
Neck pain treatment
Most of us with neck pain don’t seek treatment and many self-manage either relying on time, over-the-counter medication or self-management strategies commonly gleaned from the internet. When treatment is sought from a health practitioner, conservative management is the first line of management. Recurrence is common whether the neck disorder begins as a minor or significant pain.
Having neck pain and you have been on Google for neck pain relief, neck pain treatment, neck pain exercises or neck pain remedy? Look no further! Contact us and allow our Physiotherapists to deploy effective preventative and management strategies to assist and empower you to reduce the incidence, recurrence and consequent burden of neck pain.