Stiff neck- causes and possible secondary problems
Stiff neck results due to muscles weakening, muscle spasm, injury, poor body postures, excessive stress on neck or repetitive neck movement. If stiffness in the neck continues despite oral medication and physiotherapy, it could be indicative of secondary problems like cervical slipped disc, facet joint problem or undiagnosed cervical fracture.
Accordingly, stiff neck patients must consult family physicians, orthopaedists, neurologists or physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists if stiffness persists long. For stiff neck treatment Singapore has Specialist Pain International clinic that is equipped with efficient physiotherapists who by way of massage, low impact exercises, cold and/or heat therapy and guidance for correct neck alignment help relieving stiff neck and keeping neck strong and flexible.