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Back Pain Problem

Jan 15, 2012   //   by soon   //   back pain, Orthopaedic Article  //  No Comments

One of the most common problems that are being faced by people across the globe is back pain. Irrespective of age, one may acquire acute or chronic pain in the back due to various reasons. While repeated bending and standing is the cause for some, a sudden fall and trying to get up quick is the reason for some. Whatever may be the reason, it is very important to know that the severity of back pain and the complications arising out of it increase with age. Older people have higher chances of fracturing their bones than youngsters when they fall. It is also found that older woman have higher chances of fractures than men and young women.

As many are aware, the back or the spinal cord is very important to carry out one’s daily activities. One has to approach a good orthopedic clinic to recover fast and get back to normal life. There are several orthopedicians who provide treatment to back pain. Today, due to the evolved information technology, one can find the best orthopedic clinic right from home. One can find the contact details of the professionals in the clinic to attend to all orthopedic problems, be it basic ones or sports injuries. These back pain specialists also provide adequate patient education to ensure better treatment compliance. One can find a lot of information about various orthopedic problems, precautions to be taken to avoid them and various methods in which it can be cured from these professionals available online.

Common Causes of Back and Neck Pain

Sep 25, 2011   //   by soon   //   Orthopaedic Article  //  No Comments

Fortunately, most of the back pain will heal with time, approximately half of the patients will feel relief from low back pain within two weeks.
Acute back pain are usually due to a muscular strain and with good supply of the blood of nescessary nutrients and protein, it will resolve as times goes by.
There are several very common causes of low back pain and leg pain:

In younger adults (20-60 year olds) the disc is likely to be the pain generator and conditions may include:

  • Lumbar disc herniation
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Isthmic spondylolisthesis
  • In older adults (over 60 years old), the source of back pain or leg pain is more likely to be the facet joints or osteoarthritis, and back conditions may include:

  • Facet joint osteoarthritis
  • Degenerative spondylolisthesis
  • Neck Pain from Cervical Spine Conditions

  • Foraminal stenosis
  • Stenosis with myelopathy
  • Cervical osteoarthritis
  • Cervical degenerative disc disease
  • Dropped Head Syndrome

    Jun 30, 2011   //   by soon   //    //  No Comments

    Dropped Head Syndrome

    Dropped Head Syndrome

    What is Dropped Head Syndrome?

    Dropped Head Syndrome is characterised by severe weakness of the muscles of the back of the neck. This causes the chin to rest on the chest in standing or sitting. Floppy Head Syndrome and Head Ptosis are other names used to describe the syndrome.


    Symptoms of Dropped head Syndrome

    • Head tilted downwards
    • Difficulty of swallowing, speaking and breathing

    • Causes of Dropped head Syndrome

    • Age
    • Diseases causes weakness in the neck area

    • Treatment for Dropped head Syndrome

    • Physio-Therapy
    • Neck Brace
    • Anti-Inflammation Medication or Injection
    • Surgical Treatment

    • Self-Diagnose can bring more harm than treating it. It is good to know more about the injury but definitely not to the point of self-treatment. It will be much safer to get treated by Our Doctor, for more information or to book an appointment with Singapore Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic, you can call (+65) 6475 8011 , the hotline is open 24 hours. You may also send us an enquiry for appointment.

    Lumbar Spondylolysis

    Jun 30, 2011   //   by soon   //    //  No Comments

    Lumbar Spondylolysis

     Lumbar Spondylolysis

    What is Lumbar Spondylolysis?

    Spondylolysis happens when a crack forms in the bony ring on the back of the spinal column. The bone that protects the spinal cord fractures as a result of excessive or repeated strain.


    Symptoms of Lumbar Spondyloysis

    • Pain usually spreads across the lower back and may feel like a muscle strain
    • Stiffen Back
    • Tighten the hamstring muscles

     


    Causes of Lumbar Spondyloysis

    • Genetics
    • Over-usage

     


    Treatment for Lumbar Spondyloysis

     


    Self-Diagnose can bring more harm than treating it. It is good to know more about the injury but definitely not to the point of self-treatment. It will be much safer to get treated by Our Doctor, for more information or to book an appointment with Singapore Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic, you can call (+65) 6475 8011 , the hotline is open 24 hours. You may also send us an enquiry for appointment.

    Cervical Spinal Stenosis

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    Cervical Spinal Stenosis

    Cervical Spinal Stenosis

    What is Cervical Spinal Stenosis?

    Cervical spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal in the neck. The spinal cord is a collection of nerves that runs through the spinal canal from the base of the brain to the lower back. These nerves allow us to feel, to move, and to control the bowel and bladder and other body functions. In cervical spinal stenosis, the spinal canal narrows and can squeeze and compress the nerve roots or it may irritate or injure the spinal cord itself.


    Symptoms of Cervical Spinal Stenosis

    • Stiffness, pain or numbness in the neck, shoulders, arms, hands or legs
    • Balance and coordination problems, may cause crippling if the spinal cord is damaged
    • Loss of bladder control

      Causes of Cervical Spinal Stenosis

    • Age as we grow older, the shape of the spinal canal changes which cause the bulging
    • Excess growth of the bones
    • Destruction of tissue on the cartilage

    • Treatment for Cervical Spinal Stenosis

    • Physio-Therapy
    • Neck Brace
    • Anti-Inflammation Medication or Injection
    • Surgical Treatment

    • Self-Diagnose can bring more harm than treating it. It is good to know more about the injury but definitely not to the point of self-treatment. It will be much safer to get treated by Our Doctor, for more information or to book an appointment with Singapore Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic, you can call (+65) 6475 8011 , the hotline is open 24 hours. You may also send us an enquiry for appointment.

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