neck pain treatment kl

The neck, for such a small area, is a significant part of our body. It’s role is to support the weight of a bowling ball is our head, all day long. Neck pain is a major cause of morbidity & disability in everyday life and at work, affecting the quality of life.

The world-wide prevalence ranges from 20% – 70%.

WHAT CAUSES NECK PAIN?

  • Muscle tension or strain caused by poor posture
  • Injury from sports or accidents
  • Underlying conditions like osteoarthritis, or degenerative disc/joint disease.
  • Underlying psychological stressors.

YOU MAY EXPERIENCE…

  • Neck pain which usually worsens with movement
  • Muscle tightness or spasms
  • Reduced ability to move your head
  • Headache, back or shoulder pain
  • Numbness or tingling along your arm*
  • Headache associated with fever*

*Seek immediate care if you experience these symptoms or it results from an injury such as motor-vehicle accidents, diving accidents or falls.

HOW SHOULD YOU CARE FOR YOUR NECK

  • Practise good posture
  • Take frequent breaks
  • Adjust your desk and chair
  • Avoid carrying heavy bags over your shoulder
  • Use ergonomic pillow & mattress
  • Regular exercise
  • Quit smoking