Having Back Pain?
Orthopaedics and Spine Specialist
Back pain can be a result from daily activity, injury, or medical conditions. Risk of back pain due to previous occupation and disc degeneration disease is higher as we grow older.
Lower back pain may be linked to the lumbar spine, discs between the vertebrae, ligaments around the spine and discs, spinal cord and nerves, or lower back muscles.
Pain on the upper back can be due to disorders of the aorta, tumors in the chest, and inflammation of the spine. Treat back pain seriously, Get it checked today.
Most low back pain is the result of an injury, sudden movements or poor body mechanics while lifting heavy objects. It can also be the result of certain diseases, such as cancer of the spinal cord, herniated disc, sciatica, arthritis, kidney infections, or infections of the spine.
Pain in the upper back normally is the result of poor posture, muscle overuse, or injury. Most people describe upper back pain as a burning, tingling or pulling sensation in one place, which may be the location of injury or strain.
Symptoms of a slipped disc include, pain and numbness that extends to your arms or legs, pain that worsens at night, pain that worsens after standing or sitting, pain when walking short distances, muscle weakness and tingling, aching, or burning sensations in the affected area.
Tailbone pain can feel dull and achy but typically becomes sharp. Tailbone pain can be caused by trauma to the coccyx during a fall, prolonged sitting on a hard or narrow surface, degenerative joint changes, or vaginal childbirth.
Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down each leg. Typically, sciatica affects only one side of your body. This causes inflammation, pain and often some numbness in the affected leg.
People should see a doctor right away if they experience any of the following signs or symptoms:
Treatment will depend on the cause and severity of the back pain. Some treatment options include:
Orthopaedic Surgeon Specialist
MBBS (HK), MRCS (Edin), MMED (Ortho), FRCS (Ortho)
Dr. Ambrose Yung specialise in Sports Medicines, Osteoarthritis, Fracture, Partial & Total Joint Replacement, Minimal Invasive Trauma Surgery, Arthroscopy, Common Orthopaedic Problems for Adult & Children
Spinal Neurosurgeon Specialist
MBBS (Singapore), FRCS (Surgical Neurology UK), FAMS
Dr. Mathew Tung specialises in treating Back Pain, Neck Pain, Nerve Disorder, Headache, Brain, Tumour, Osteoporosis, Stroke, Sweaty Palm
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Singapore 258 499.
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