Difficult Pain Problems Not Responding To Standard Treatment Options
Pain is a complex condition that can have many causes. It is the body’s way of telling us that something is not right.
At the Pain Relief Clinic, we frequently see patients who continue to be frustrated by pain problems despite having tried treatments from other healthcare providers.
When the previous treatments are not successful, we often find a few common factors:
- The previous diagnosis was not precise. Imaging scans and clinical experience can often be very helpful in these cases.
- Treatment was prescribed which took into account only one aspect of the condition. e.g., treating only the inflammatory component of degenerative knee arthritis using anti-inflammatory painkillers without addressing the underlying wear and tear.
- Limited available options available. Patients were only offered painkillers, glucosamine and exercise instead of newer medical solutions.
- Patients were offered impractical treatment plans which they could not accept. Common examples include being offered expensive and frequent treatments for extended periods, as well as being told to lose weight through exercise when their knees or lower back are in severe pain.
At The Pain Relief Clinic, we adopt a comprehensive biomedical model that explains a patient’s condition in terms its multiple component causes and how they affect the patient’s life.
This allows us to provide treatment strategy that targets the root causes of the condition using medical technology in a comprehensive and cost-effective way.
If your condition has not improved despite other treatments, we are able to help.
Simply call us at +65 6732 2397 or leave a message below for Dr Tan to discuss a customized non-invasive solution for you.
What To Expect When I Visit The Pain Relief Clinic
A typical visit will involve our doctor first understanding your medical history, concerns and previous experience with other pain treatments.
For patients who have consulted many people but have yet to receive a clear diagnosis, selecting an affordable imaging scan might be recommended to confirm the cause of your pain..
Some patients have already done scans with other doctors for their pain condition but are still not clearly told what they suffer from.
Dr Terence Tan is happy to offer you a second opinion and recommend how best to manage your condition.
We also see patients who already have a confirmed diagnosis from specialist pain doctors, but are "stuck” because treatment options offered are not practical or acceptable.
We can help by discussing options that you might have potentially never been told of.
A common experience is when a patient has already consulted a specialist doctor for pain management and is told to consider orthopaedic surgery which they find too aggressive.
Or they may have seen doctors for their pain and were prescribed painkillers with potential side effects which made them feel uncomfortable.
Many of our patients have also first tried complementary treatments or acupuncture with traditional Chinese pain doctors.
They look for a second opinion after finding any relief experienced from other treatments to be temporary or requiring repetitive treatments, which add up to time and cost.
Especially in such situations, we emphasize using non-invasive medical technology you likely have not been told about .
This can make a big difference to your results.