Acute/Chronic Pain Management
Acute and chronic pain can significantly impact an individual’s quality of life, making effective pain management essential for patients. Pain can result from a variety of medical conditions, injuries, or surgeries, and it is crucial to identify the underlying cause of pain to treat it effectively.
Pain and discomfort can be a result of a variety of factors such as injury, inflammation, degenerative changes, or overuse. Treatment options vary depending on the cause, duration and severity of the pain. We offer a non surgical approach to certain conditions including somatic pain from neck/shoulder pain associated with headaches, arthritis, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow etc. At Goodhealth Medical & Surgery, we utilise point-of-care bedside diagnostic ultrasound as an added tool to evaluate possible sources of your pain.
It is believed that weakened ligaments, and tendons are common causes of chronic joint pain. Prolotherapy is a regenerative procedure to prime the body’s healing process to simulate the growth of connective tissue to strengthen weakened and painful ligaments, tendons, and joints. This is done via injections with glucose or platelet rich plasma (PRP). Click to download the brochure
Perineural injection therapy
A safe and effective way to treat sensitised nerves. Commonly treated conditions include
- “Tennis elbow” that doesn’t seem to go away after steroid injection
- Headaches especially associated with neck pain
- Frozen shoulder
- Burning, numb sensation on the side of your thigh/leg
- Post zoster/shingles pain
- And many more..
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This involves thorough initial assessment to work out the biomechanical, environmental and psychosocial aspects contributing to your pain. As everybody’s condition is different, we strive to understand your problem and work out a management plan with you.
Our Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation partners include
- Li Ying ( Eta Physiotherapy)
- Rehab Pro Movement Therapy Center
Superficial Nerve Pain Injection Therapy
Superficial nerve pain injection therapy involves the injection of medication, such as local anesthetics or corticosteroids around the nerve that are responsible for transmitting pain signals. By targeting these nerves directly, this therapy can provide fast and effective pain relief for patients experiencing superficial nerve pain.
At GoodHealth Medical & Surgery, We treat a different variety of nerve conditions involving acute and chronic pain.
Superficial nerve pain injection therapy is a type of treatment that involves injecting medication into the superficial nerves to provide targeted pain relief. This therapy is commonly used to treat conditions such as peripheral neuropathy, postherpetic neuralgia, and occipital neuralgia.
At our GoodHealth Medical & Surgery agency in Singapore, we offer superficial nerve pain injection therapy as part of our comprehensive musculoskeletal treatment options. Our team of experienced healthcare professionals will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that meets your specific needs and goals.
Benefits of Acute/Chronic Pain Management
Acute/Chronic Pain Management offers a number of benefits over traditional treatment methods such as oral medications or surgery. Some of the key benefits include:
Risks and Side Effects of Acute/Chronic Pain
Like any medical procedure, Acute/Chronic Pain Management does come with some risks and potential side effects. Some of the most common side effects include:
- Pain or discomfort at the injection site
- Swelling and redness at the injection site that usually subside in a few hours
- Uncommon side effects
It is important to discuss the risks and benefits of Acute/Chronic Pain Management with your healthcare provider before undergoing the procedure.
Avoid medications like aspirin, and NSAIDS 7 days before and after prolotherapy. Paracetamol can be taken for pain relief. Avoid pools and spas for 24 hours to prevent infections.
A number of randomized clinical trials have been done to test the effectiveness of prolotherapy. Despite having a lower backpain for an average of 14 years, the following responses occurred in patients after treatment: • At 6 months, 50% of patients had reduced their pain by half • At 12 months, 40% had reduced their pain by half, and 75% felt lesser pain than before
Understanding your pain, and physical examination to determine the likely causes of your problem. Radiological imaging might be needed. Discussion of the treatment plan and Injection at different areas during the same visit may be needed.
As Prolotherapy stimulates inflammation to restart your body’s healing process, certain soreness can be expected for 3-5 days.