Dr Mathew Tung, Neurosurgeon
MBBS (Singapore), FRCS (Surgical Neurology UK), FAMS
Dr. Mathew Tung is a specialist in the management of acute and chronic neck pain.
Dr. Mathew Tung’s neck pain clinic in Singapore specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic neck pain. He provides non-invasive and effective treatment to patients throughout Singapore.
What Causes Neck Pain?
Many people suffer with acute or chronic neck pain. A modern lifestyle where too much time is spent in poor posture, using tablet, or smartphone is one of the most common causes of neck pain. This poor posture leads to misalignment and subluxation throughout the spine, which causes not only neck pain but often radiant pain throughout the body including the shoulders and arms.
Whiplash and other injuries sustained in car accidents are another major cause to the development of neck pain.
Osteoarthritis, degenerative diseases, and abnormalities in the bones and joints can also contribute to neck pain.
Patients should seek immediate medical attention if their neck pain is accompanied by shooting pain, numbness, or loss of strength in arms or hands.
How is neck pain diagnosed?
Dr. Tung performs comprehensive manual examinations of the neck and spine. He takes a holistic approach to health and wellbeing so will also ask questions about the patient’s lifestyle, general health, and any possible accidents or activities that could contribute to the neck pain.
In many cases, Dr. Tung finds that the patient is suffering from “text neck” which is an unnatural forward positioning of the cervical spine. This forward position leads to misalignment and nerve compression.
If a patient has been in an accident, he or she should seek assessment and care as soon as possible, even if there are no symptoms. Often the adrenaline surge following an accident masks any painful symptoms for several days. Dr. Tung will be able to diagnose any issues even if there isn’t any pain.
How does Dr. Mathew Tung treats neck pain?
Dr. Tung provides his patients with expert pain control methods:
- Physical Methods: Physiotherapy.
- Oral Medication: To reduce inflammation to the neck area.
- Steroid injection that helps with reducing the inflammation.