We try to get to the root cause of your spine conditions.
What can you Expect?
When you visit Sportsmed, we first delve in to the onset, progression and extent of disability before recommending suitable treatment.
Our investigations begin with a basic X-ray (unlike many places where an expensive MRI scan is recommended). In most cases, investigation does not have to go beyond an X-ray; an MRI is definitely not our first option. When we feel the need, we do not hesitate to take the opinion of another colleague at Sportsmed or request for a second opinion elsewhere. If the opinion is sought within Sportsmed, we ensure that our patients aren't burdened with the cost of second consultation. While we are seasoned surgeons, about 80% of our patients receive a non-surgical treatment. We also do not believe in prescribing medicines & drugging patients; we prefer to recommend life style changes & exercise therapy for recovery.
Treatments for spine varies from patient to patient. It is solely dependent on your condition, symptoms and what exactly is causing the problem. We give tips on exercise modification and advocate a holistic approach to handle your spine related issues; treatments include therapy and lifestyle changes, injections, surgery and alternative medicine.