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Dr Sunil Rama

25 May 0 Comment

PREVENTION OF NECK AND BACK PAIN

PREVENTION OF NECK AND BACK PAIN By Dr Sunil Rama, Chiropractor The incidence of neck and back pain has increased and is a frequently reported complaint at the doctor’s office amongst the young and elderly. Advances in technology such as the smartphone, laptop devices and other gadgets can be a cause in the younger patient population due to its excessive use. Bad ergonomics at the work station, prolonged driving times in traffic, lack of exercise and arthritis of the spine are massive contributing factors too. Here are some tips to prevent back and neck pain: • Maintain good posture. T


19 May 0 Comment

NECK PAIN

A Pain in the Neck What is neck pain? Pain, discomfort and stiffness arising from the shoulders to the lower most part of the skull constitutes as neck pain. What causes neck pain? Patients with arthritis in the cervical spine (bones of the neck) frequently suffer with neck pain due to the degeneration (wear and tear) of the disc between the bones and of the bones itself. This can then cause compression of the nerves which can cause pain to radiate (travel) down the shoulder, arms and hands. Bad posture can cause overloading of the muscles around the neck causing them to go into spasm (