What is Chronic Back Pain?
To understand chronic back pain and its causes, the study of spinal anatomy and its functions is crucial. Comprising of bony segments known as vertebrae and cushioned discs, your spine is one of the most important parts of your body. From supporting one’s skeletal structure to protecting your spinal cord, all four major segments of the spine – cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacral – play a crucial role in enabling a healthy and active life.
Back pain is a common ailment experienced by many in Singapore and around the world. Chronic back pain is defined by the persistence of pain for a period of more than 3-months. Common causes of chronic back pain include disc problems, degenerative arthritis, and nerve or muscle injuries. Most patients in Singapore suffer from chronic back pain due to age-related degeneration or prior injuries.
Seeking Back Pain Treatment in Singapore
As part of a clinical assessment with a back pain specialist, imaging tests such as MRI scans are often needed for an accurate diagnosis. Depending on the diagnosed condition, our spine pain doctors at Novena Pain Management Centre in Singapore may prescribe the necessary medication or physiotherapy, or offer tailored interventional pain procedures, to better manage your pain.
How do you know if your back pain is serious?
In some cases, back pain will subside gradually without invasive treatment. However, there are times when a back specialist should be consulted urgently. These include:
- Persistence of pain for more than a week
- Pain radiating through the any of the limbs or body
- A tingling (paraesthesia) or numbing sensation in any of the arms or legs
- Unexplained weight loss
- Bladder or bowel incontinence
- Weakness in any of the limbs (arms or legs)
Contact Our Back & Spine Specialists Today
At Novena Pain Management Centre Singapore, our spine pain specialists believe in providing holistic and attentive care. Our spine doctors will work closely with you to design a personalised treatment plan, to help alleviate or manage your pain. To effectively diagnose and treat your back pain, speak with our specialists of both local and international medical expertise today.
We can be reached via telephone at +65 6694 3833 or email us at email@example.com. Alternatively, you can fill out our online enquiry form with queries on our back pain treatments available in Singapore.