Tracy Lim (Director )I attended PhysioActive following a cervical neck surgery in July 2017 and was introduced to PhysioActive by my doctor. Diana is professional, highly knowledgeable and passionate about her patient's recovery and progress. I want to thank her for the fast recovery and the confidence to play golf again!
Neck & Back Care
Neck and back pain can result from a number of injuries and conditions including strain, injuries, congenital disorders, and age-related disease. Unfortunately, pain is not the only symptom of neck and back issues. Since the majority of the body’s nerve signals pass through the spinal cord, spinal injuries and disease can easily cause movement dysfunction as well.
The Expert PhysioActive Approach
Skilled, expert treatment is the key to relieving your back and neck problems. We effectively address practically any spinal issue or condition that causes you pain or limits your movement and activities through many treatment options including exercise therapy, physiotherapy, and massage.
Our modern lifestyles often lead to neck and back problems. This is particularly true of mobile device use and prolonged sitting with office work. The forward head posture encouraged by these activities puts a huge amount of strain on your neck and back. In fact, forward head carriage can cause up to 14 kg of extra pressure on your spine.
This is why PhysioActive provides posture training in addition to other treatment for neck and back issues. Our expert therapists will guide you on proper ergonomics and good posture to have you pain free and prevent future issues.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I care for my neck and back?
While 8 out of 10 people will experience a back problem at some time in their lives, back pain recurring from improper body mechanics is often preventable.
Learn to maintain a proper posture, lift objects correctly, and avoid sudden movements that strain the back. Setting up an ergonomically correct workstation can also greatly reduce discomfort and prevent work-related musculoskeletal disorders.
Can you treat whiplash?
Yes. Physiotherapy is an effective choice for whiplash, a condition in which the soft tissues in your neck are damaged. Physiotherapy can help to increase blood circulation, reduce muscle spasms, and promote healing of the neck tissues.
Is back pain a normal part of aging?
Chronic pain that exists every day for at least six months could be very much due to other factors such as lifestyle choices and not aging.
Older people often do not seek help for their “expected” pain till their conditions take a turn for the worst.
Pain is not normal, nor is it a part and parcel of life. Get a proper diagnosis and treatment plan from a physiotherapist today if you have back pain.
I get back pain with prolonged sitting in office. Should I be concerned?
Overall discomfort and pain in the neck, back, and shoulders are common symptoms reported by employees who sit for most of their workday.
Sitting alters the normal curvature of the spine and puts pressure on the discs. With prolonged sitting, compression of the spinal cord at the level of cervical spine can take place, causing weakness and wasting of the upper limbs. This may then spread to the lower limbs, resulting in chronic back pain and possible nerve damage.
Apart from taking a break at least once every hour to walk around the office or stretch, you can also approach a Corporate Health & Ergonomics specialist to help reduce your risk for work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs).
What happens when I ignore neck and back pain?
Neck and back pain can be a common discomfort but it is important to seek professional help when the pain persists.
Untreated pain can put extra strain on other muscle groups that are trying to compensate for deficient muscle groups. This could mean a domino effect where you trigger pain in other body parts as a result of overcompensation.
Your pain could also be an indicator of more serious issues such as herniated disc, degenerative disc disease and osteoarthritis, and early detection can mean a drug-free and less invasive treatment.
Untreated cervical conditions can leave a person dependent on anti-inflammatory medications and pain killers. In the worst-case scenario, it can warrant disc injections and spinal surgery.
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1 session (Home Visit)