How To Treat Neck Pain

How To Treat Neck Pains

Neck pain is a world-wide phenomenon, it can cause much discomfort and it interferes with our daily living. Its triggering factors are many and its symptoms can range from a sense of minor discomfort to severe pains.

A Physiotherapist can help treat neck pain. Physiotherapy can help treat stiffness and discomfort, improve recovery time and promote blood flow. Physiotherapists can help to assess areas of improvement and provide treatment options for neck pain.


Neck pain is caused by a number of factors including:

 Muscle Strain

 Bulging disks, slipped disc, herniated disc, disc prolapse, disc extrusion

 Pinched Nerves

 Acute or chronic injury

 Poor posture

 Sleeping without good neck support

 Scoliosis

 Spine Degeneration

 Cervical spondylolisthesis

 Spinal vertebrae compression fractures

 Often there is no obvious cause

The Physiotherapist can provide an assessment or examination to help determine the source of pain and its behaviour in the body. The location of the pain and how it behaves can provide an understanding of the underlying physiological problem and provide a treatment plan.

Common neck pain treatments may include:

 Pain relief treatment

o Heat therapy

o Ultrasound therapy

o Electrotherapy

o Cold treatments

 Gentle joint mobilisation/ manipulation

 Neck Traction

 Neck Massages

 Neuromuscular facilitation

o Neck Stretching exercises

o Neck Strengthening exercises

o Core neck muscles stability

 Kinesio Neck taping

 Home care programme

 Neck pain prevention management


Physiotherapists are a key healthcare professional to reduce neck pain. Consult our experts at BMJ Therapy – physiotherapy Singapore today.

If you are suffering from a neck pain or know someone with neck pain, seek help, get a tailored neck pain treatment plan early. The longer delay in starting the treatment, the longer time it takes to recover.

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