- Diagnosis of neck pain For acute neck pain, a specific cause is oftentimes not known or even sought. The pain goes away within 4 weeks, so most people are just happy to get on with their lives and aren’t concerned with what specifically caused the temporary nuisance.But when neck pain becomes subacute or chronic, then it’s likely that some form of medical treatment or guidance is needed to alleviate the pain. Depending on the cause, there may be more effective treatments for certain conditions.Description of neck pain. When did the pain start? Does it come and go? Is the pain in one spot, or does it radiate into the shoulders, arms, or fingers? Are there any other symptoms in addition to neck pain?Observation. Examine the person’s posture, particularly the neck and shoulders; and inspect the neck for any lesions or abnormalities.Palpation. Feel along the neck’s soft tissue for signs of muscle spasms, tightness, or tenderness.Range of motion test. Check to see how the person’s neck moves side to side, up and down, and rotates compared to what would be considered normal. Even if the person has full range of motion, the doctor will note whether that is achieved with ease or if certain movements cause pain or struggles.
Rest. With most neck strains and sprains, going easy for a few days is all that is needed while the muscles and tendons heal on their own. It is important to be careful to avoid strenuous activities or movements that are causing more pain.
Ice and/or heat. Applying ice can work as an anti-inflammatory to reduce swelling and pain. Initially, it’s better to apply ice or cold packs for neck pain because they can temporarily close small blood vessels and prevent swelling from becoming worse. After a couple days, ice or heat can be applied on an alternating basis. Applying continuous heat can cause increased swelling.
Massage. Often employed after applying ice or heat, a massage can soothe muscle tension and spasms, reducing pain.
Better posture. If poor posture is causing the neck pain, then simple changes might be the solution. This could include changing a workstation to become more ergonomically friendly, with a chair, monitor, and keyboard positioned in ways to keep the body, head, and neck more aligned in a natural position; or learning to sleep on the back (instead of the stomach or side) with an ergonomically-friendly pillow and mattress.
Modify lifestyle. If certain activities are found to cause neck pain that keeps coming back, then those activities might need to be limited or avoided. For example, if someone spends a few hours every day with their neck craned over a smartphone while texting friends and checking updates, then that activity should be reduced; and the phone should be held up closer to eye level to keep the neck more upright while texting.
Scoliosis occurs when the spine is twisted from side to side. The spine may also be rotated out of normal alignment. On an X-ray the spine may resemble the letter C or the letter S. Scoliosis can be caused by a number of conditions, including spina bifida, cerebral palsy, spinal muscular atrophy and trauma.
Lordosis (also called swayback) occurs when the spine is curved inward. This may be caused by strength imbalances in the body, achondroplasia (in which bones grow abnormally), Spondylolisthesis (in which vertebrae slip forward) and osteoporosis.
Pre-operative assessment is required prior to the majority of elective surgical procedures, primarily to ensure that the patient is fit to undergo surgery, whilst identifying issues that may need to be dealt with by the surgical or anaesthetic teams. The post-operative management of elective surgical patients begins during the peri-operative period and involves several health professionals. Appropriate monitoring and repeated clinical assessments are required in order for the signs of surgical complications to be recognised swiftly and adequately.
Orthopedic and neurological disorders are disorders of two of the major systems in the body. The musculoskeletal, or muscle-and-bone infrastructure of the body, keeps the body upright and allows it to move. The neurological or nervous system, made up of the brain, spinal cord, and nerves, coordinates the body’s voluntary and involuntary actions and transmits signals between different parts of the body.
Trouble in either of these systems, whether congenital or the result of injury or illness, can have wide-ranging effects. Healthy bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles are necessary for a child’s growth and development. The ability to move and exercise helps the brain and other systems such as digestion function and develop better. A healthy brain, spine, and nerves keep all the systems of the body communicating, moving, and working together. A healthy nervous system allows us to think, feel, and communicate with other people.
Congenital orthopedic disorders may include clubfoot, hip dysplasia, and scoliosis, while musculoskeletal injuries usually result from strenuous activity and include broken bones, sprains and strains, and bruises.
Congenital neurological disorders may include cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and spina bifida. Neurological injuries may include traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and as well as environmental insults from heavy metals such as lead.
In the Department of Rheumatology, all rheumatic diseases are treated:
Inflammation of the vertebrae
Inflammatory nerve inflammation
False ejaculation (similar to gout)
Rheumatology in children
Severe ulcerative arthritis
Reactive rheumatic disease
Inflammation of rheumatoid muscle inflammation and rheumatic skin inflammation
Frozen shoulder disease
Rehabilitation of the elderly and diabetics
Treatment of obesity
The center provides the best treatment services for children in the form of intensive physical therapy to the latest equipment to meet the needs of every child with any motor disability, we design natural treatment programs to meet, the center is characterized by a team of physiotherapists and specialists with expertise and efficiency, and is accurate in the timing of treatment sessions.