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Degenerative Spine Conditions

  • What are Degenerative Spine Conditions?

    Degenerative Spine Conditions involve gradual wear and tear to the discs, joints and bones of the spine that typically occurs in older people. These changes may eventually place pressure on the spinal cord and nerves, resulting in a variety of symptoms.

    Degenerative spinal changes may include:

    • Bony spurring (Osteophytes)
    • Decreased disc height
    • Loss of joint cartilage
    • Thickening of bone
  • Degenerative Spine Conditions are more common in people:

    • With a history of lower back pain or trauma to the spine
    • With lifestyles that have involved large amounts of lifting, bending, twisting or sitting activities
  • Minor degeneration may cause few or no symptoms. As the condition progresses, you may experience:

    • General lower back stiffness
    • Loss of spinal movement
    • Low back pain

    With more severe degeneration involving spinal cord or nerve compression, you may experience:

    • Pain
    • Pins and needles
    • Weakness or numbness in the lower back, buttocks, groin, legs or feet

    Symptoms may be worse during activities that repetitively or continuously straighten or extend the spine or during activities that place weight on the spine such as lifting, prolonged standing or walking. Symptoms tend to ease during activities that bend the spine (sitting) or take weight off it (lying down).

  • Physiotherapy treatment for patients with spinal degeneration is important to assist with pain relief, improve flexibility and strength, and to ensure an optimal outcome. This may comprise:

    • A back brace or back taping
    • Activity modification advice
    • Dry needling
    • Electrotherapy (ultrasound)
    • Exercises to improve flexibility, strength and core stability
    • Hydrotherapy
    • Ice or heat treatment
    • Mobilisation
    • Pilates
    • Soft tissue massage
    • Traction
    • Walking aids
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    • Antony Westwood Gardner

      Specialty:
      Orthopaedic Surgery

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      Clinic:
      Orthopaedic Associates
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #11-49/50/51
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6334 0622
    • Ang Chia Liang

      Specialty:
      Orthopaedic Surgery

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      Clinic:
      Island Orthopaedic Consultants Pte Ltd
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #05-42
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6352 0529
    • Ang Kian Chuan

      Specialty:
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      Clinic:
      Orthosports Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #10-41
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6734 8168
    • Bell David Paul

      Specialty:
      Orthopaedic Surgery

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      Clinic:
      Orthosports Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #10-41
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6734 8168
    • Bose Kamal

      Specialty:
      Orthopaedic Surgery

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      Clinic:
      Bose Bone, Joint & Spine Clinic
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #14-12
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      67387155
    • Chan Beng Kuen

      Specialty:
      Orthopaedic Surgery

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      Clinic:
      Orthopaedics International
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #06-03
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      67376386
    • Cheng Wei Nien

      Specialty:
      Orthopaedic Surgery

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      Clinic:
      Cheng Orthopaedic Spine & Recon
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #03-03
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      6735 1825
    • Cheung Tin Lung Alan

      Specialty:
      Orthopaedic Surgery

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      Clinic:
      International Orthopaedic Clinic
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #05-24
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6253 7111
    • Chew Tec Hock Jeffrey

      Specialty:
      Orthopaedic Surgery

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      Clinic:
      Centre For Orthopaedics & Hip & Knee Surgery
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #16-10
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      6738 2628
      Clinic:
      Centre For Orthopaedics And Hip And Knee Surgery
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #10-34/35
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6684 5828
    • Chew Yoon Chong Winston

      Specialty:
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      Clinic:
      Hand Surgery Associates
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #10-51/52/53
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6690 5690

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