For the office workers of today, the sedentary work lifestyle can contribute to some long-term aches. Hearing a colleague complain about a sore neck is something that everyone can relate to. If you have been enduring pain while continuing your daily activities, it must be a constant burden on you. But what if we told you that there is a way to reduce your pain?

In this article, we will be guiding you through some of the most common myofascial pains and how dry needling in Singapore can help relieve you of it. To get you started, do any of the following ailments seem familiar to you:

3 Common Myofascial Pains

Nighttime leg cramps

1. Nighttime leg cramps

Just when you think you have drifted off to sleep, you find yourself being rudely awakened by an aching sensation in your legs. Usually occurring in the calf muscles, nighttime leg cramps can be a result of sitting or standing for a long period of time or dehydration during the day.

While stretching is the best way to immediately combat this, the cramps can disrupt your rest if it continues in the long run. The soreness also makes it hard for you to go back to sleep, affecting your productivity in the daytime. As a start, you can make small changes to your lifestyle such as keeping yourself hydrated or taking small breaks at work to move your legs.

Migraines

2. Migraines

Often viewed as a minor problem, many in Singapore tend to ignore a migraine when it hits. Yet, having a migraine during working hours can limit your ability to perform at your best. It may also be a recurring problem that you have been enduring. If it occurs repetitively at work, a possible cause could be your current working environment. Some common triggers include the glare from your laptop screen, loud noises, dehydration and of course, stress. Depending on its severity, the throbbing pain of a migraine may affect your quality of life.

3. Neck and lower back pain

Your body is probably fixed at the same seated position when working non-stop on your laptop. If you have a bad posture, this will contribute to the increased pressure on your neck and lower back. As a result, your muscles tighten when you are standing or walking.

When the pain becomes too much, neck and lower back pain can inhibit you from fully enjoying your leisure hobbies outside of work. The discomfort you feel just by moving about can greatly impact your daily life activities. Here are some tips on how you can start improving your posture on your own.

How Can Dry Needling Help?

These bodily discomforts can manifest and strike you at the most unexpected of times. It can linger for weeks and the worst part is when it starts to exacerbate. While you can work towards a pain-free lifestyle by incorporating movement into your daily routine and other changes, consider engaging a chiropractor to identify the root of your problem.

Dry needling is a common technique used to treat myofascial pain, which can occur almost anywhere in the musculoskeletal system. At Equilibrio Chiropractic, our doctors will insert the needles in your myofascial trigger points. These are hyper-irritable spots in the muscles that are associated with a hypersensitive palpable nodule in a tight band. Besides the common pain conditions mentioned above, dry needling can address whiplash, jaw pain and many other conditions or complaints. You can opt for chiropractic adjustment therapy to increase the effectiveness of the treatment. Get back to enjoying life to the fullest without the common aches and pains today.

TESTIMONIAL

At the end of day, just remember the harmful effects of a “text neck” and keep your neck healthy with these simple tips. They can surly improve your neck and spine health and overall quality of life.

Michelle

1 year ago. Dr. Bryan came into AXA Insurance for a roadshow campaign. That’s how I met Dr. Bryan who helps to diagnose my neck pain issue.
After every adjustment, I could always feel much more relaxed and feeling much more rejuvenated. Neck is not as stiff as before.
Overall, feels very comfortable seeking treatment at equilibrio.

Serene Ng

I’ve been patient of Dr. Bryan since July 2015 and my quality of life because of the spine adjustment of Dr. Bryan been back into good condition. I highly recommend equilibrio Health for the good service and friendly stuff and most especially the treatment from Dr. Bryan.

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