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Pain

Pain medicine deals with improving the quality of life for those living with pain issues. 

Pain occasionally resolves once the underlying problem is treated.

However, when pain due to an injury or disease persists, then the role of pain medicine is to relieve suffering. 

Treatment approaches to chronic pain include:

  • Oral medication such as painkillers and anti-depressants
  • Physical therapy
  • Psychological therapy
  • Exercise
  • Interventional procedures, such as steroid injections

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For the pain to spread down the leg, the nerve must be irritated. Another name of this type of pain is sciatica. It is important to see a doctor to assess for neurological damage. If left untreated, the neurological deficits may be permanent. Any doctor (family physician, orthopa...
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A chiropractor is not a recognised medical professional and so may not be the ideal first contact to assess your back problems. I would recommend seeing your family doctor or a specialist (orthopaedic surgeon or neurosurgeon) to assess your back problems before you proceed to ancill...
13 Jan 2020
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Most of the time it is usually due to the vagina being too dry and not well-lubricated enough. This is easily resolved by using vaginal lubricants or engaging in more foreplay prior to penile penetration. For some women, it could be due to sexual and performance anxiety leadin...
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Pain in the shoulders can be frustrating - trust me I have experienced it! To start, you could try TCM or massage, especially if you have muscle tightness. However, if your pain is persisting, you could see a sports/musculoskeletal physician or physiotherapist for an initial asse...
17 Dec 2019
There are many grades of spondylolisthesis. In fact, there are 5 grades [1] . Moreover, there are many causes of spondylolisthesis as well. Special X-rays and MRIs have to be done and a thorough clinical examination of your spine has to be performed. Clinically, it also has to depe...
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The fall resulted in a bruised nerve and hence the pain and numbness. Most of the time, these are minor and will resolve with time . Most importantly, you should rest that part of the body. Some doctors recommend using steroids to reduce the swelling. It will also reduce ...
5 Dec 2019
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Ulnar nerve decompression surgery with a nerve conduit is presumably done for an ulnar nerve laceration with a nerve gap requiring the use of an interposition nerve graft or conduit . This is a severe form of nerve injury and recovery from such a condition is slow and may ta...
19 Oct 2019
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Engaging in sports requiring the strenuous and repetitive use of the wrist(s) may potentially cause injury. The most important way to prevent injury is: proper training and conditioning of the relevant muscles in the forearm which control the wrist joint. Strong m...
19 Oct 2019
Dr Quan Wai Leong
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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is classified under functional abdominal pain with a heighten sensation or exaggerated body response to otherwise normal stimuli. As the name implies, the bowel is more "irritable" than one would expect. Dyspepsia and hyperacidity on the other hand, are sympt...
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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 o...
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