Lower Back Pain Treatment In Singapore
Lower back pain will affect approximately three in four adults during their lifetime. It is common among all ages.Lower Back Pain results from an injury to the muscles in the back.In some cases, people who work in office settings and if their work is physically demanding may experience lower back pain.
Back pain will be annoying or completely incapacitating. However, spine health is vital to everyday function and mobility, so that you have to carefully look at your pain to relay your symptoms to a doctor accurately.
If you struggle with your lower back pain and need help fast, our low back pain specialist will help you get rid of your pain. In addition, our lower back pain specialist is fully equipped to handle both minor and major lower back pain emergencies, including spine injuries.
What Causes Lower Back Pain?
- Muscle or ligament tear, pull, or strain
- Heavy Lifting
- Joint dysfunction
- Poor sitting posture
- Degenerative Conditions
- Frequent Bending Forward
- Spinal irregularities
Types of Back Pain
- Spinal Stenosis: Age groups above 50 may have this problem commonly. It may have no symptoms, but due to spinal pressure, some may face pain, weakness, and numbness in their back. It may occur when the spaces in the spine become very narrow and cause pressure on the spinal cord. It can occur mainly in the lower back or neck.
- Herniated Disc: It may be a sudden strain on your back. It can occur as age-related degeneration. The strain caused on your lower back can be cured by doing some daily exercises. By doing proper exercises will help in strengthening your back, and also being overweight can lead to herniated discs.
- Scoliosis: Commonly girls will be diagnosed with this back pain more than boys. It is a curvature in the spinal cord which may be seen while birth, or it can be seen in later childhood.
- Middle Back Pain: Middle back pain occurs above the lumbar region and below the rib cage. It will be very difficult to identify the symptoms, and sometimes patients may be frustrated. This type of back pain has major chances of increasing obesity and a lack of physical activity.
- Thoracic Back Pain: It may be caused due to a disorder in the upper back region. It will cause neck pain, lower back pain, and middle back pain. If anyone gets thoracic back pain because of any recent trauma, then they may consult a doctor.
What to Do About Lower Back Pain?
If the back pain prevents you from making normal activities such as picking up things around the house, or similar everyday motions or driving, it’s time to call our specialist. The treatment may include medication such as anticonvulsants or muscle relaxers, physical therapy, or even surgery. Pain may be a fate of life, but it doesn’t have to stop you from living your life.
How To Treat Your Lower Back Pain?
Since most of the cases of back pain resolve without the need for surgery, medication is usually one of the front-line treatments. If the pain would not go away, your spine specialist has to look at your spine with X-rays or some other types of imaging. There are many types of treatments you may try to cure your pain.
- Some of the easy ways to manage Low Back Pain include exercises, sleep posture and work station changes.
- Doing a massage or a warm bath can relax knotted and stiffed muscles in the back.
- Surgery is only an option if all other treatments fail. There are various surgical procedures you may need to consider, depending on your diagnosis.
How Can You Prevent Lower Back pain?
Lifestyle changes may help to manage and prevent lower back pain. Having a healthy lifestyle will make you less likely to suffer an accidental injury. Your Spine specialist may suggest getting a steroid injection close to the nerves that cause the pain.
- Stay active: As far as back health is concerned, it is better to do a small amount of physical activity.
- Improve Physical Fitness: The ones who are not physically fit are more likely to develop lower back pain.
- Lose Weight If It Is Necessary: The less pressure you may have on your lumbar vertebrae if you are less weight. An overweight or obese can put stress on the back and lead to lower back pain.
- Lift Heavy Objects In The Correct Way: Keep the load closer to your chest when you lift. You have to be sure to squat when lifting so that your hips and knees do much of the work.
- Make Your Workspace As Ergonomic As Possible.: If you are sitting at a desk, then make sure that your chair has plenty of low-back support. Also, make sure that your hips are at a right angle to the place you sit.
- Manage Your Mental Health: People who have excessive stress, anxiety, and depression may be more likely to experience back pain. Making your mental health a first priority can help reduce your risk of lower back pain.
How Will I Know If My Back Pain Got Serious?
Lower back pain may usually get better on its own. If you are having significant pain or if the pain lasts longer than a month, see your doctor.
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.