Unexplained Pain Conditions
Pain is a complex condition that can have many causes.
It is the body’s way of telling us that something is not right. Some common causes of pain include tissue inflammation, nerve irritation, wear and tear of the joints, and traumatic injuries.
It is important when experiencing pain, to consult your doctor for an accurate diagnosis so that the most effective and appropriate treatment options can be considered. While it is sometimes appropriate and more cost effective to manage pain with a clinical diagnosis, it is often helpful to perform some scans to help arrive at a precise diagnosis.
However, a scan alone is not always the answer. We have encountered many patients who were told “your scan is normal” or “your scan shows only mild wear and tear” but yet continued to have pain and stiffness despite the standard prescriptions of medications, injections and exercise offered by previous healthcare providers.
At The Pain Relief Clinic, we adopt a comprehensive biomedical model that explains a patient’s condition in terms of 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 in a comprehensive and effective way. 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.
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.