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Neck Conditions

Neck Conditions & Targeted Treatments

The neck is particularly prone to injury due to it being in a very exposed region, plus the fact that people move their necks around a lot throughout the day. It’s very common for people to experience pain in their neck at some points throughout their lives, and usually it is simply due to a muscle strain or some other benign cause that resolves with time. However, if the pain persists, or is severe, then it’s time to see a doctor, preferably one who specialises in matters of the spine/neck.

Persistent or acute Neck Pain should not be taken lightly. Seek a detailed assessment and customised treatment plan
What Causes Neck Pain?
  • Degeneration/Wear & Tear
    • As with all parts of the body, the elements in the neck will wear away as we age, causing pain and stiffness in the neck.
    • Other degenerative conditions that cause neck pain include cervical fractures, cervical disc degeneration, arthritis and inflammation.
  • Bad Posture/Sleeping Position
    • Being hunched over all day or falling asleep with insufficient or improper support for the head and neck can cause one to wake up feeling sore in the neck.
  • Whiplash (Sudden Jolt to the Neck)
    • When the head is suddenly thrown forward (usually during a car accident or sport), it causes the muscles, tendons and ligaments in the neck to potentially stretch and tear.
  • Brachial Plexus Injury
    • The brachial plexus is a network of nerves responsible for sensation in the arm and hand, and any injury to these nerves can cause weakness, immobility or loss of sensation.
  • Pinched Nerve
    • A pinched nerve, also known as cervical radiculopathy, is when nerve irritation in the spinal cord in the neck causes pain and weakness in the arm as well.
    • Common causes of a pinched nerve include a prolapsed disc and arthritis of the neck.
  • Stress and Tension
    • This can cause muscles around the head, neck and back of the shoulder to tense up, causing a sensation of tightness and pain.
  • Other Diseases
    • This may include rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, serious injury, damage to the vertebrae and spine, infections and other bone disorders.
    Identify the cause of your Neck Pain so that you can receive targeted treatment for pain relief, improved strength and better range of motion.
    Personalised Treatment for all Neck Conditions
    Depending on the severity of the condition, physiotherapy, medications, lifestyle changes or surgery may be recommended. Your doctor will customise a treatment plan for you so that you can achieve long-term relief and a marked improvement in quality of life.
    Dr Chua Soo Yong Consultant Orthopaedic & Spine Surgeon
    MBBS (S’pore), MRCS (Edinburgh), MMed (Ortho), FRCS (Ortho), FAMS (Ortho)

    Dr Chua is an Orthopaedic and Spine Surgeon with over 20 years of experience treating back and neck issues, which are commonly associated with the spine.

    He is particularly passionate about treating conditions of the spine not only because it relieves pain, but because it also has the potential to reverse paralysis to a certain extent, which means a great deal to patients.

    Why Choose Our Spine & Orthopaedic Clinic for Your Back & Neck Problems?
    Atlas Orthopaedic Clinic is committed to providing effective, compassionate and holistic care to all patients.
    We Treat All Causes of Back and Neck Pain We Treat All Causes of Back and Neck Pain
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