scoliosis pain Singapore
Are non-surgical treatments a better option than surgery? In most cases, non-surgical therapy done at Orchard Clinic is better than surgery. This is due to the fact that surgery physically alters the spine by removing all or part of the problematic disc. Although this can reduce the pressure on the nerve, and relieve the back pain, the surgery tends to place more stress on the healthy discs above and below As with any operation, there are risks involved with spine surgery and complications can be severe. Possible complications include injury to your spinal cord, nerves, esophagus, carotid artery or vocal cords; non-healing of the bony fusion; failure to improve; instrumentation breakage and/or failure; infection; bone graft site pain. Other complications may include phlebitis in your legs, blood clots in the lungs or urinary problems. Surgery to relieve chronic lower back pain is usually no better than intensive rehabilitation and nearly twice as expensive. We do not ignore the fact that there is a small percentage of cases that indeed require surgery or medication. Indeed, in certain cases, surgery can significantly help back pain sufferers. But surgery should always be a last resort, offered when conservative treatments have failed. We recommend that you exhaust all other avenues before surgery, try Dr. Kevin Lau’s non-surgical innovative treatment!