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Sciatica

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Sciatica

sciatica

What is Sciatica?

Sciatica is the name for a syndrome which is pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the longest and largest nerve in the body, it is as thick as one of your fingers where it arises in the lower spine. It then travels from your lower back through your hip and buttock and down your leg where it divides into two.


Symptoms of Sciatica

  • Burning or tingling sensation down the leg
  • Weakness, numbness, or difficulty moving the leg or foot
  • A shooting pain that makes it difficult to stand up or sitting down

 


Causes of Sciatica

 


Treatment for Sciatica

 



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.

Whiplash Injury

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Whiplashy Injury

whiplash-injury

What is Whiplash Injury?

Whiplash Injury is a common injury that occurs to a person’s neck when there is a sudden acceleration or deceleration force, commonly from motor vehicle accidents. The term “Whiplash Injury” describes damage to both the bone structures and soft tissues, while “Whiplash associated disorders” describes a more severe and chronic condition.


Symptoms of Whiplashy Injury

  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Headache
  • Shoulder pain and stiffness
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Arm pain and weakness
  • Visual disturbances
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Back pain

 


Causes of Whiplash Injury

When there is a force that impact the neck which causes it to hyper-extend or hyper-flexed position, usually occur in motor vehicle accidents


Treatment for Whiplash Injury

 


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.

Slipped Disc

Jun 10, 2011   //   by soon   //    //  No Comments

Slipped Disc

slipped disc

What is Slipped Disc?

Slipped Disc is when the soft part of the disc bulges through the circle of connective tissue. This prolapse may push on the spinal cord or on the nerve roots. The disc does not actually slip out of place, but bulges out towards the spinal cord.


Symptoms of Slipped Disc

  • Numbness or Paralysis of the arms or legs
  • Loss control of bladder function
  • Suffering pain when sneezing, cough or walking
  • Partial or regular consciousness

 


Causes of Slipped Disc

  • Trauma Injury
  • Improper habits of bending of spine when carrying heavy object
  • Obesity

 


Treatment of Slipped Disc

  • Pain-Killer
  • Physio-Therapy
  • Chiropractic Treatment
  • Surgery is required when there is paralysis of the limbs or muscle

 


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 and Thoracic Spine Facture

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Lumbar and Thoracic Spine Facture

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What is Lumbar and Thoracic Spine Facture?

Lumbar and Thoracic Spine Fracture is a very serious injury. The most common fractures of the spine occur in the thoracic (midback) and lumbar spine (lower back) or at the connection of the two (thoracolumbar junction) . The energy required to cause these spinal fractures, patients often have additional injuries that require treatment. The spinal cord may be injured, depending on the severity of the spinal fracture.


Symptoms of Lumbar and Thoracic Spine Fracture

  • Moderate to severe back pain
  • Numbness
  • Weakness
  • Loss control of bladder function

 


Causes of Lumbar and Thoracic Spine Fracture

  • Car crash
  • Fall from height
  • Sports accident

 


Treatment for Lumbar and Thoracic Spine Fracture

  • Back Brace
  • Surgery is required if

- Severe loss of vertebral body height
- Excessive forward bending or angulation at the injury site
- Significant nerve injury due to parts of the vertebral body or disk pinching the spinal cord


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) 6471 2691, the hotline is open 24 hours. You may also send us an enquiry for appointment.

Degenerative Disc Disease

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Degenerative Disc Disease

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What is Degenerative Disc Disease?

Degenerative Disc Disease is the degenerating of the spinal disc everyone will suffer in the later stage of life. It is a natural part of aging and over time all people will exhibit changes in their discs consistent with a greater or lesser degree of degeneration.


Symptoms of Degenerative Disc Disease

  • Pain in the thigh or buttock when walking
  • Tingling or weakness of the knee
  • Pain from the back down to the hip

 


Causes of Degenerative Disc Disease

  • Age
  • Changes of the intervertebral disc

 


Treatment for Degenerative Disc Disease

  • Artificial disc replacement
  • Surgical intervention

 


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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