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Why do orthopaedic doctors caution against going to TCM and chiropractors to treat slipped discs?

Age: 16 - 29
Orthopaedic Surgery Pain Spine Health
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In general, patients should know their diagnosis first, go through the treatment options before starting the treatments. This is really important for slipped discs as can rupture and compress your spinal cord.

Very often, we see patients going for various treatments such as TCM or chiropractic treatments without actually knowing the exact diagnosis.

This can sometimes be dangerous as there are many factors to look at before executing a treatment.

One of the deciding factors you should consider is that chiropractic treatment is a form of treatment that is still not regulated by the Ministry of Health. Therefore, one should always exercise caution whenever they choose to go for such treatments.

Dr Hee Hwan Tak

PINNACLE SPINE & SCOLIOSIS CENTRE

MOUNT ELIZABETH MEDICAL CENTRE
3 MOUNT ELIZABETH
#04 - 07 Singapore 228510


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