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Almost everyone has experienced a degree of neck pain. But neck discomfort and pain are becoming more common now than they were before. Today, neck pain is becoming the number one health issues in the world. It is fast becoming a leading cause of disability and lost work days for most in the developing and developed nations of the world. The need for non-surgical treatments and change of lifestyles are needed to stop the rapid rise in numbers of neck patients. Most alarming is the fact that kids are now amongst the most common sufferers. Smart devices such as phone, pads and hand-held electronic games are the common culprits of neck complaints in children and teenagers. For adults, smart devices, laptops and prolonged flexed head and neck position are the leading factors in a painful neck.
Neck patients often turn to medication, patches, balms or live with the pain. Medication, ointments or neglecting your pain will not make it go away. Neck issues arise when the neck joints become weak or unstable. Instabilities and weakness in neck muscles, upper back muscles, and muscles of your shoulders can lead to stresses on neck joints, spinal discs, and spinal nerves. In short, minor aches or discomfort you feel today could lead to degenerative changes with far-reaching consequences later in life. In this section of our website, we will cover neck disorders in detail. Should you have any questions or wish to learn more about our tarted methods of neck treatment, please contact us. We are here to help you live a healthier more active life.
What is the Most Common Cause of Neck Discomfort or Pain?
In Malaysia, neck pain is fast becoming the most common complaint. Thousands of Malaysians live with agonizing neck pain needlessly. Neck pain is a treatable condition without the need for drugs or surgery. Today, spondylosis and slipped disc are the most common causes of neck problems in the world. Spondylosis is the combination of degeneration, arthritis and slipped disc. It results when people ignore mild or minor stiff neck. Slipped disc, on the other hand, is due to degenerative changes that occur within a disc, which later results in spinal disc tears and eventual slippage. In other words, chronic neck pain conditions are avoidable and even reversible to some extent.
Our modern lifestyles have turned the neck problems into chronic health issues that we can no longer ignore. Excessive laptop use, texting, reading, and use of all other electronic devices is causing us the damage that our ancestors did not have. Thus, so chronic neck pain is fast becoming an epidemic and for some, it will the leading cause of disability and even paralysis. Yes, chronic neck pain can have grave consequences when ignored. With about two-thirds of the world’s population experiencing it at one point in their lives, chronic neck pain is a common but critical condition.
The Importance of the Cervical Spine (Neck)
Let’s get one thing straight from the start. Your neck is the most important weight-bearing structure. The cervical spine supports your head and protects the spinal cord. The spinal cord is the continuation of your brain. The instance brain matter enters into your cervical spine it is referred to as the spinal cord. Spinal cord and spinal nerves form the most critical portions of your nervous systems.
Poor posture, weakness in neck muscles and soft tissues. The soft tissues of the cervical spine include ligaments, muscles and spinal discs. The impacts of poor posture are far-reaching. It leads to degenerative changes in soft tissues that alter the normal curvature of the cervical spine (neck). A healthy neck should have a 25-30-degree lordotic curve. This curvature can reduce and even reverse with poor posture.
Reduced cervical spinal curves are common in patients with a chronic neck problem. A neck problem resulting from compressed or irritated nerve (compressed nerve roots) can cause severe and chronic neck pain. Patients with chronic neck problems often have spinal stenosis, slipped disc and degenerative disc disease that result in spinal cord or compression of the sensitive nerve roots. Spondylosis is a medical condition that describes chronic neck pain resulting from degenerative changes, osteoarthritis, and slipped discs that compress cervical nerve roots. Compressed cervical nerve roots are leading causes of pain, numbness, and tingling in the neck and shoulder, as well are the arms and hands.
Neglecting Minor Neck Discomfort Can Lead to Slipped Disc, Spinal Canal Stenosis, Spondylosis and Bone Spurs
A slipped disc was once most common in the low back. But as they say, times are changing, and these changes are now impacting your neck and your child’s neck. Neglecting minor aches and discomfort is rampant in adults and kids alike. I guess we all follow the no pain no gain mentality to a certain degree. But, this should by no means be included for the frequent neck aches, neck complaints or any other health issues. Neglect of a minor condition is the main factor in premature degenerative changes. So, if you or a loved one complains of occasional or frequent neck issues, visit us. Let our clinical teams address the causes and fix all issues before it leads to changes that require drastic measures.
Slipped disc, spondylosis, bone spurs and spinal canal stenosis in the neck are results from neglecting minor issues. Continued or frequent aches in the neck is a sign of instabilities in muscles, ligaments, spinal discs or spinal joints.
When these minor issues are not addressed holistically, it leads to damage. A damaged spinal disc leads to slipped disc and spondylosis. The most common finding in patients with a slipped disc in the neck is bone spurs or facet hypertrophy. In addition to the bone spurs, patients may present with a varying degree of ligamentous hypertrophy or thickening. Thickening or hypertrophy of ligaments of the neck is common in those who neglect a frequent flare-up.
Clinical speaking, the most dangerous thickening is the thickening of ligamentum flavum. Ligagamentum flavum thickening or hypertrophy is the leading cause of spinal canal stenosis. Spinal canal stenosis, compress the spinal cord and spinal nerves. A severely compressed spinal cord can lead to partial or complete paralysis or worse. Patients with chronic neck disorders resulting from a slipped disc are often encouraged to have spine surgery.
Spine surgery for the neck is on the rise. However, spine surgery fails to provide the long-term relief sufferers need for a healthy active life.
As mentioned earlier, neck issues originate from weakness in muscles and ligaments. Muscles and ligaments of the neck provide stability our neck needs. Chronic muscle and ligament issues are the leading factors in the development of slipped discs, spondylosis, spinal stenosis and bone spurs. In short, slipped disc patients suffer from co-condition that impact the slipped disc segment as well as the adjacent segments. Spine surgery fails to address all issues comprehensively. A such, the need for frequent or additional surgical procedures.
In short, if you have neck issues, don’t ignore them. And if you have ignored them and now suffer from a slipped disc, canal stenosis or bone spurs, don’t make the mistake of opting for spine surgery. Surgery on the spine should be the abuse last option. In other words, you should exhaust an effective non-surgical route before opting for any form of surgery. Even the minor surgical intervention has complications.
Chronic Neck Issues can, in fact, be due to life-threatening conditions such as a heart attack or major trauma.
But, the majority of people with neck discomfort are the result of poor posture or weaknesses in muscles and ligaments. Therefore, rendering this condition treatable. Our clinical teams of Chiropractors and physiotherapists have the technology, knowledge, and skills to treat even the most severe neck condition successfully. On a daily basis, we handle numerous spondylosis cases, slipped disc patients, spinal stenosis patients and those that have had failed surgical interventions. So, if you are experiencing neck discomfort or pain, we are the team you need. We are the non-operative team that operative clinics send their families members to for treatments. We are the center that where other doctors come to get better. Trust us, our teams and our methods: we are here to help.
So, call us to set up time with one of our expert non-operative clinical chiropractors. We can help you recover without drugs or surgery. Visit one of our centers for a second opinion even if the surgeon is recommending surgery. We have helped thousands recover without surgery and can do the same for you.
Muscles and Ligaments of their Impact on Neck Discomfort
Muscles assist motion and movement, while ligaments ensure joint stability. That by itself answers the impact of muscles and ligaments. However, for those in pain, its impact increases to several times higher. Muscles and ligaments are there to keep joints stable and function at or close to 100%. When the function is at a loss, pain manifests. Although, for pain never emerges and they go on not knowing the damage within. At our center, we pay particular attention to every structure in the neck. In other words, muscles, ligaments, joints, discs, spinal nerves, spinal cord, arteries that provide nutrients to these structures as well as structures at secondary. We leave nothing to chance and such our successes with even the severest neck issue or slipped disc in the neck or spondylosis.
To understand that we have to look at pain. What does pain mean? A stupid question, but deserves asking. Pain in the most simple terms is indicative of a malfunction. Pain is our body’s way of telling us that something has gone wrong! It is just that simple, But, yet many dump painkillers to literally “Shut-it-up”!
Why Muscles and Ligaments are Important in Neck Treatments
Muscles make our joints and body move. Ligaments connect bones. Muscles and ligaments that connect to the neck, between the shoulder blades and the shoulders play a critical role in neck treatments. Expert care and attention are needed to assess all root-causes of neck pain properly. There are hundreds of muscles that impact the neck. The process of identifying muscles or ligament imbalances requires skills, but more importantly knowledge. Some centers, overwork the muscles, and few completely neglect them. At our centers, we treat your muscles, tendons, ligaments, discs, spinal joints, shoulder, upper back and even your ribs. In short, we offer the best and most comprehensive neck pain treatment in Malaysia. Cervicalgia (Pain in the Neck) treatments through NSD Therapy® can fix and repair even severe causes of neck discomfort.
When the muscles and ligaments in the neck become impaired, they can no longer support the spine in its natural position (“c” shaped curvature), and the spine begins to shift. This change in the spine, over time, places an abnormal strain on the discs that separate the vertebrae and can eventually lead to disc degeneration, nerve irritation, osteoarthritic changes and further muscle and ligament weakness and instability. This shift in position can result in significant neck issues and if neglected can lead to the need for surgical intervention.
Once irritated, the nerve no longer functions at 100%, and any part of the body that nerve innervates, will not perform at 100%.
This loss of function can result in significant difficulties including but not limited to loss of strength in hands and even paralysis. Thus so, it is imperative that you do not leave your condition untreated. Do not assume that this problem will miraculously disappear.
A painful neck is often a sign of a dangerous condition caused by compressed (pinched) nerves. Pinched nerves are the most common cause of disability resulting from neck pain in those under the age of 50. Regardless of the reason, seek care and do not ignore your neck. Problems are much easier to solve when they are fresh.
For many, taking drugs to cover up the problem (painkiller and analgesic creams) or treating its symptoms (muscle relaxers, massage, hot packs) is normal. Some do not realize the harmful impact drugs are subjecting their bodies to. But neck pain is not caused by lack of aspirin or drugs!
Treating Stiff Neck with Physiotherapy, Chiropractic and Advanced Technology
Our methods of care will help you even if medication, physiotherapy, chiropractic or exercise has failed. We offer a target-specific neck pain treatments that others don’t have. Call one of our centers to see if we can help. We have helped thousands with a stiff neck recover without the need for spine surgery or medication. We hope to do the same for you. Don’t neglect your stiff neck or neck pain. We can help.
Many take medication and harmful drugs including a steroidal injection to ease the stiff neck and a painful neck. While they may offer some temporary benefits, the long-term implication is not worth taking the risk. When faced with a choice between drugs or natural holistic care, always chose the route with least implications. Therapy offers corrective means, which drugs are incapable of providing the same. Medication numbs the nerves; leaving the root-cause behind and letting it brew. In other words, the pain may keep coming back, time and again.
Pain medication is somewhat safe for a short term. But, better when given in conjunction with physiotherapy. Medication can reduce the symptoms of neck pain, but it does little to address the nerve irritation, joint dysfunction, and degeneration or disc deterioration. Therefore, the symptoms will eventually come back, and you will have to return to the physiotherapist time and time again.
Stiff Neck or Painful Neck Treatment at Chiropractic Specialty Center® is Target Specific: We get to the Root-Cause of your Pain
If you are looking for a long-term solution, you need a team who is skilled in accurately diagnosing the problem and one that is familiar with treating every aspect of your particular condition. You must remember that there are no silver bullets. If any promises you one, get away from them as soon as you can. At Chiropractic Specialty Center®, we pride ourselves on the fact that we are committed to diagnosing and treating your neck pain and its associated conditions. This approach begins with a complete case history and thorough examination. Our clinical teams of the best Chiropractors and Physiotherapists pay particular attention to structures and functions of the spine, and their effects on the nervous system.
Our chiropractors offer the most practical research-based chiropractic treatments while our physiotherapist provides you with the best clinical physiotherapy specific to your condition. Visit one of our centers today to reclaim your life. We are Malaysia’s premier spine, joint, and sports injuries treatment center. None can achieve what we can, and none has the technology, skills or knowledge that exceeds our teams’ abilities to treat even the severest Neck Pain.
What is the Best Treatment for the Neck?
The best means of treating the neck is through conservative treatments that address the cause. If your condition is early, treatments must be targeted to muscles, ligaments and neck joints. Chronic neck patients will require a more holistic approach. For those who suffer from a slipped disc, spondylosis, stenosis, spinal cord compression or nerve root compression, we recommend NSD Therapy®. Non-surgical spine decompression therapy or NSD Therapy® offers sufferers a non-surgical means of recovery. Our centers are the only NSD Therapy® providers in Malaysia. The first thing you will need to do is to call us for a consultation. Once our clinical teams have assessed your condition, they will recommend conservative measure with or without NSD Therapy®.
Treatment of neck patients in our centers is through an integrative method. In other words, you get the best of both: chiropractic and physical therapy or physiotherapy. Our clinical teams of chiropractors and physical therapists may prescribe Ultrasound therapy, interferential current therapy, DTS traction, spinal decompression (RxDecom®), ESWT shockwave therapy, trigger point therapy or soft tissue mobilizations. Also, chiropractic adjustments, rehabilitation, and targeted exercise therapy will be initiated. Our goal is to fix the root causes that lead to a painful neck. In short, the neck pain treatment you get from us is second to none in Malaysia.