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While most doctors are able to help manage patients with pain conditions with a diagnosis and treatment options, the knowledge, experience and type of doctor consulted can affect the range of options and specific opinion offered.
Some doctors would be particularly able to help patients with advanced joint conditions requiring surgery, but less focused on the options suitable for patients with milder joint problems not requiring an operation. Others have more expertise balancing the risks and benefits of strong pharmaceutical medications for patients with complex auto-immune inflammatory conditions.
Doctors who see patients with pain at a primary care level might be more inclined to offer management using a clinical diagnosis (without scans) and more standard medications.
At The Pain Relief Clinic, Dr Terence Tan prefers to take a comprehensive yet cost-effective and practical approach with each patient.
For patients with early symptoms, a range of non-invasive solutions are usually discussed. For patients with more complex, undiagnosed conditions, scans with X-rays, ultrasounds and MRIs can be useful and easily arranged.
This allows for a definitive diagnosis which is needed before precise effective treatments can be recommended.
For advanced cases where surgery is not a safe option, and for patients who still suffer pain despite undergoing other treatments and even surgery, a thorough understanding of the patient’s condition usually offers many effective options.
Ranging from nanotechnology based lubricant gels, disease modifying nutraceuticals, to non-invasive radiofrequency treatments, patients have a whole series of safe and viable options for their symptoms.
If you are unsure of the cause for your aches, pain and stiffness, or 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.