Having Back Pain?

Orthopaedics and Spine Specialist

Specialised in back pain

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.

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Common causes of back pain include:

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Lower Back Pain

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.

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Middle Back Pain

Some of the most common symptoms of middle back pain include muscle aches, dull pain, a burning sensation, sharp or stabbing pain and muscle tightness or stiffness.

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Upper Back Pain

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.

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Slipped Disc

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.

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Tailbone Pain

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.

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Sciatica

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.

Symptoms of back injury

People should see a doctor right away if they experience any of the following signs or symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Stiffness on the back
  • Inflammation or swelling on the back
  • Persistent back pain, where lying down or resting does not help
  • Pain down the legs
  • Pain that reaches below the knees
  • A recent injury, blow or trauma to the back

Treatment for back pain

Treatment will depend on the cause and severity of the back pain. Some treatment options include:

  • Back pain usually resolves with lots of rest but sometimes medical treatment is necessary.
  • Usually non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID), such as ibuprofen, can relieve discomfort.
  • Applying a hot compress or an ice pack to the painful area may also reduce pain.
  • If pain never reduce, doctor may recommend the following medication, physical therapy, or both.
  • Surgery for back pain is very rare. Unless patient has a herniated disk, surgery may be an option.

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Our Specialists

Dr Ambrose Yung Wai Yin

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

Dr Mathew Tung Yu Yee

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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Location

Gleneagles Medical Center,

6 Napier Road #02-11/12

Singapore 258 499.

Operation hours

Mon – Friday: 9am – 530pm

Saturday: 9am – 1230pm

Contact Number

66532604

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