What is pain management?
|Pain management is a treatment process that addresses and relieves pain in the body. Different strategies are employed with the aim of reducing pain and regaining functionality.|
Common types of pain
Acute Pain vs Chronic Pain
Acute pain is any pain condition that is present for less than 3 months, after which it is considered as chronic pain if the pain persists longer than 3 months.
Musculoskeletal pain is often caused by an injury to the bones, joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments as a result of accidents such as falls, fractures, sprains, or overuse.
Common musculoskeletal pain includes: Sports injuries: Tennis elbow, ankle sprains, plantar fasciitis, and post fracture pain.
Other pain: Upper and lower back pain, knee pain, heel pain, shoulder/arm pain, neck pain
Neuropathic Pain or Nerve Pain
Definition: Neuropathic pain is a pain condition due to damage to the nervous system. Nerve endings send pain signals to the brain as a result of damage to the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) or peripheral nervous system (nerves outside the brain and spinal cord).
Common neuropathic pain includes:
Sciatica (Low back pain with slipped intervertebral disc and associated leg pain), Trigeminal neuralgia (facial pain), Post-herpetic neuralgia (persistent pain following shingles), headaches and migraines.
TCM approach to pain
What Causes Pain?
In TCM theories, factors that causes pain includes coldness, heat, blood stasis, phlegm stasis and stagnation of Qi. Hence, treatment methods to address the root cause, such as expelling cold, expelling heat, improving blood flow, removal of phlegm and improving flow of Qi are utilized.
Treatments Available For Your Pain
Our qualified physicians will be able to do a one-to-one consultation to better understand your medical condition and to advise the best treatment for you. Depending on individual’s medical condition, physicians will use common treatment methods include oral medication, acupuncture and tuina to address the root cause of your pain.
Am I suitable for TCM treatment and how long should the treatment be done for effective results?
TCM treatment methods are generally safe and suitable for majority of the public. Rest assured that the herbal medicine and medical equipment we use has undergone stringent quality checks and are safe for use. The duration of each treatment varies from person to person according to the severity of your condition under the advice of our physicians. For more information, do make an appointment with our TCM clinics for a more in-depth consultation.
What is stroke?
|Stroke is an acute cerebrovascular disease. In Singapore, stroke is associated with significant morbidity and high mortality. It is the third leading cause of death and is the number one cause of adult disability.|
Signs and Symptoms
The symptoms include headache, sudden collapse, losing consciousness, mouth askew and slurred speech. One side of the body may become paralyzed which might result in numbness, weakness and inability to move.
Do Not Ignore Early Signs And Symptoms Of Stroke
If you suddenly experience difficulty in speaking, an undue headache, and blurred vision or even feel dizzy, weak and numbness in limbs, you should go to the hospital immediately for medical treatment.
Stroke requires urgent care! The earlier the treatment, the greater is the chance for recovery. Timely and effective treatment can significantly reduce the repercussions of stroke.
Good Efficacy of Traditional Chinese Medicine Treatments
Our team of qualified and experienced physicians will diagnose your symptoms and overall body constitution before recommending an effective and personalised treatment plan.
What causes stroke?
|The brain is an organ that serves as the control centre of the nervous system and other organs of the body. The brain needs a constant supply of blood, which carries the oxygen and nutrients it needs to function.|
A stroke occurs when one of these arteries to the brain is either blocked or burst. Brain cells start to die as part of the brain is deprived of oxygen and nutrients.
Ischemic stroke is the most common type of stroke. There are two types of ischemic stroke:
Risk factors of stroke
Ways to prevent stroke
Western and oriental approach towards stroke
Acupuncture and Physiotherapy
Acupuncture and physiotherapy are effective complementary treatments for functional recovery. Stroke patients can regain the ability to participate in activities of daily living. Patients in acute stroke stage should promptly receive acupuncture and physiotherapy.
Stroke Rehab Program by PhysioWorks
Physiotherapists can improve your strength and function. We have the techniques to promote normal movement. Using the theory of Neuroplasticity, we re-educate the body to move more normally. Patients re-learn how to balance well and walk again. The lack of treatment can worsen the condition. Education of caregivers in appropriate transfer methods is essential to quick recovery.
Persistence is the key to speedy recovery
Depending on the severity of the stroke, the patient’s age and physical condition, the rehabilitation and treatment duration of each stroke patient varies. In order to have a speedy recovery, the patient needs to be confident, co-operates with the doctor and persists in treatments.
Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
Using the theory of Neuroplasticity, our therapists can help to improve your strength and function. Patients can re-learn how to balance well and walk again.
Physiotherapy for stroke is mainly divided into initial and recovery stages:
Please visit PhysioWorks website www.physioworks.com.sg for more details.
Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory of Rheumatism
|Rheumatism is referred to as Bì Zhèng in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory. The blockage of the meridians caused by wind, cold, dampness, trauma and strain cause the stagnation of Qì and blood, resulting in pain to the affected areas.|
Good Efficacy of Traditional Chinese Medicine Treatments
Chinese medicine, acupuncture, cupping and Chinese therapeutic massage (Tuīná) are effective treatments used to treat rheumatism and may sometimes even produce immediate results.
What causes Rheumatism?
|The aging and degeneration of our human tissues, coupled with the exposure to external factors such as wind, cold, dampness, trauma and injuries are the main causes of rheumatism.|
Signs and Symptoms
Rheumatism usually affects neck, shoulder, back, waist and limbs. Pain, swelling, joint deformities, movement disorders and other symptoms may appear in the affected areas. Most symptoms are recurrent.
Prevention Should Start From Young
|Human bones, joints, muscles and ligaments can be likened to parts of a machine, through years of use, wear and tear is inevitable. However, a conscious effort to avoid injuries and diligently protecting our bones and joints can slow down the process of wear and tear.|
Dangers of Rheumatism
Rheumatism, if not treated in time, would not only cause enormous suffering but also severe bone and joint deformities and muscle atrophy leading to reduced mobility or disability. Early diagnosis and treatment is the key in the prevention of further deterioration and development of rheumatism.
Child Massage & Related Pediatric Problems
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