Back & Neck Pain
Neck & Back Pain Specialist In Singapore
A large proportion of people suffer from back and neck pain. These may originate from a variety of factors. Some examples include sitting in front of a computer screen for hours on end daily causing prolonged postural strain on the neck and back; high impact sports may aggravate certain groups of muscles leading to muscular imbalance and resulting in aching pains and stiffness. Accidents and sudden falls could also affect the ligaments in the neck and back. Whiplash injury from car accidents are amongst the more common causes of neck pain.
These aches and pain in the lower back and neck may start off as minor inconveniences. However, if they last for more than a couple of months, a case of chronic neck and lower back pain may have developed. Neck and back pain is typically present as discomfort in the specific area, but if the nerves are affected, this pain may spread to the legs and arms.
Some of the symptoms associated with back and neck pain may include:
Dull or sharp pain in the back
Numbness or a tingling sensation above or below the knee, or in the arm
Stiffness anywhere from the neck to tailbone
Consistent aching feeling in the mid or lower back, especially after sitting or standing for a long time
Headaches and migraines associated with neck injury or neck pain
Sharp shooting pains or dull aches in the shoulder
These symptoms of ache and pain can result in long-term tension and muscle degeneration if left untreated. Should you be experiencing pain in your neck or back, it would be best to seek treatment from a professional specialist.
While imaging may reveal a slipped disc or other bony issues, there are other pain generators that may not be seen via imaging. With the body being incredibly complex, pain may have different origins, which the sufferer may simply describe as “back” or “neck” pain. This entire pain picture may be complicated with sensations of numbness or pain in the limbs, which may be interpreted as the slipped disc affecting the nerves.
Treatment at Affinity Pain Clinic
At Affinity Pain Clinic Singapore, we understand that not all pain comes from slipped discs and not all abnormal anatomy can be picked up on imaging warrants surgery. If you are looking for a neck or lower back pain specialist, we are a pain management clinic providing non-surgical interventions and treatment to relieve neck and lower back pain.
As a leading neck and back pain specialist in Singapore, we put our patients first. We strive to provide both accurate diagnosis and quality treatment while ensuring your comfort and safety. Our intervention options primarily involve positioning needles that apply medication or therapy to the likely sources of pain, under X-ray guidance.
If you would like to know more about minimally invasive and surgery-sparing treatment options for back and neck pain, please feel free to contact us at +65 6429 1335 for more information.
What triggers headaches and migraines?Headaches, migraines, and facial pains have a variety of triggers. Primary headaches arise from intrinsic pain mechanisms in the head. This mechanism may be triggered by many factors including cold weather, dehydration, stress, poor posture, physical activity and certain foods. Secondary headaches are caused by underlying diseases.
When should I be concerned about a migraine or headache?It is important to seek urgent medical assistance from a specialist for headaches in Singapore if you are experiencing the following symptoms: When the headache is 'the worst ever'; also described as a 'thunderclap' headache Accompanied with fever and rash, a stiff neck and/or aversion to light Worsening with changes in posture, vomiting, coughing Progressively worsening Associated with recent head injury Changes in personality or neurological deficit such as weakness, drooling, drooping of eyelids Changes in character of headache Younger than 10 years or older than 50 years of age
What are some signs and symptoms of headaches and migraines?A headache may present as one sided, dual sided or a band around the head. It may have precursor symptoms such as metallic tastes, flashes of light or sounds, nausea/ vomiting or sometimes weakness. Chronic neck pain may also cause headaches. Seeking professional help from a headache specialist in Singapore such as Affinity Pain Clinic is recommended.
How do you get rid of headaches, migraines, and facial pains?Lifestyle assessment and changes are the simplest way to tackle most tension headaches. Medication is an option that can be discussed with your neurologist or pain physician. Occasionally, certain conditions may be treated with pain intervention and facial pains treatment. These include cluster headaches and trigeminal neuralgia.
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