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Singapore Paincare Center

SPCC, a leading accredited medical specialist, pioneering in minimally invasive non-surgical procedures to treat painful spine conditions.

SPCC focuses in eliminating or managing a wide spectrum of painful conditions from acute pain (post injury to post surgery pain) to chronic pain (chronic back and neck pain to persisting post surgical pain) and cancer pain with minimally invasive procedures (keyhole surgery). All the minimally invasive pain procedures are done as day surgery - where patient can go home within the same day - with the strictest adherence to safety. In addition, an in-patient service is available to attend to referral for acute, chronic and cancer pain conditions.

In Singapore Paincare Center, you can treat your pains without having to go under knives by using laser/balloon injections. Seek your treatment now!
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Our Services
Minimally Invasive Procedures

Interventional pain management involves specialized procedures to treat and manage pain. "Interventional" refers to specialized catheters, needles and scopes entering into certain parts of the body without cutting muscle or bone. More >>
Cancer Pain Treatment

Medications: Oral, Patches, Subcutaneous.
In most cases, pain specialists follow what is called the "pain ladder" when planning treatments for cancer patients. The first rung on the ladder is analgesic medication such as Synflex or Voltaren, to stronger drugs known as Tramadol or Codeine. If these do not relieve the pain, still stronger medications containing morphine are given. Some patients who do not like oral medication, there are sustained release morphine-like patches (Durogesic) that give good long-lasting relieve. If even More >>

Many different drugs, both prescribed and non prescribed are used to treat chronic pain. All these medicines can cause side effects and should be taken exactly as they are prescribed. In some cases, it may take several weeks before pain reduction can be felt. It is important to let your health professional know all the medicines you are taking (including herbal and other complementary medicines);to avoid dangerous drug interactions. More >>
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Behavioral medicine refers to the way a person responds to an illness or disorder. This cognitive behavioral pain management program is a multi-dimensional rehabilitative program aimed to rehabilitate the patients through changing behaviors and cognitions. More >>

Our Treatments

After any injury or inflammation or back (spinal) surgery, scar tissue usually forms. Even a slipped disc can irritate the surrounding tissue and cause adhesions or scarring. Excessive scar tissue may press into the nerve, causing inflammation and pain.

Neuroplasty (Epidural Adhesiolysis) is a procedure to remove pressure caused by excessive scar tissue in the epidural space. The epidural space is a thin area between the inside of the spine (disc) and the protective layer around the spinal cord. Neuroplasty/ Epidural Adhesiolysis is done as a day-surgery procedure, under local anesthesia. It is relatively low-risk, with a short recovery time. Generally patients can go home within the same day. More >>

Nucleoplasty (Percutaneous Disc Decompression) is a minimally invasive procedure to decompress a herniated disc in the spine that may irritate nearby nerve roots. This will reduce the disc protrusion and also reduce the pressure caused by the herniated disc that compresses nerve roots or the spinal cord.

The procedure is done using coblation (controlled ablation) technology. Coblation utilizes low-temperature radio-frequency energy to dissolve tissues in the center of the spinal disc. Once the excess disc is “vaporized”,it will cause a vacuum effect within the disc, causing the herniated disc to shrink back in. This technology minimizes the risk.

Nucleoplasty is recently developed to treat leg and or low back pain caused by bulging or herniated disc(s). Patients with spinal stenosis would be suitable candidates for this procedure. More >>
Radiofrequency Ablation

Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA) is a procedure that uses radio frequency energy to heat and burn painful nerves so it doesn’t transmit pain, relieving the symptom. Concurrently, it can be used to burn away any inflammation within the facet joints, removing the source of pain. This treatment is commonly used for back pain.

Pain in the facet joints has been reported to cause up to 40% of lower-back pain. Facet joints are small joints behind the spinal discs which help to support the spine and allow it to move. If the facet joint is arthritic or inflamed, it can become painful, causing neck pain or low back pain with or without pain in legs.

Facet joints are susceptible to injuries and daily wear-and-tear. Trauma such as whiplash injuries (a sudden jerk of the neck), twisting while lifting overhead, or unguarded rotation of the spine may irritate the facet joint. These irritations may cause tears, inflammation and /or distortion of the joint. Wear-and-tear can cause loss of cartilage or degeneration of the spinal discs. The disc which functions as a cushion collapses, causing pain in that area. More >>
Pulsed Radiofrequency

Pulsed Radiofrequency is a minimally invasive procedure that uses radio frequency energy to disable or desensitize pain-causing nerves. The difference with Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA) is that Pulsed Radiofrequency is applied to the target nerve at shorter intervals at a lower temperature and does not destroy the nerve itself, but rather just “stuns” the nerve. Pulsed radiofrequency is normally used to treat pain arising from hypersensitive neuralgia, overly sensitized nerve in the spine, such as lower-back pain. More >>
Spinal Cord Stimulator

Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal. The spinal canal is the tubing system within the vertebrae through which the spinal cord and spinal nerves run. "Stenosis" in Greek means "choking". Spinal stenosis can occur any place in the spine, but most often occurs in the neck and low back. The low back pain accounts for a large percentage of spinal stenosis. In general, pain is worsened with backward bending of the spine (ex. walking uphill, climbing stairs) and classically relieved by forward bending of the spine (ex. touching toes or leaning on a shopping cart). More >>

Pain Conditions
Neck Pain

The neck is made up of many different structures. Cervical ligaments (like thick rubber bands) provide stability to the spine. The muscles allow for support and motion. The neck has a significant amount of motion and supports the weight of the head. However, because it is less protected than the rest of the spine, the neck can be vulnerable to injury and disorders that produce pain and restrict motion. More >>
Low Back Pain

Low back pain is extremely common. Almost every person will have at least one episode of low back pain at some time in his or her life. The pain can vary from severe and chronic to mild and short lived. For most people, it will resolve within a few weeks. However, in 30% of patients, this back pain may be a sign of something serious. More >>
Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis (or narrowing) is a common condition that occurs when the small spinal canal that contains the nerve roots and spinal cord becomes restricted. This narrowing can squeeze the nerves and the spinal cord causing lower back and leg pain. In general, spinal narrowing is caused by crowding within a limited space, such as thickened tissue or bone growing into the canal or surrounding disc has protruded, resulting in narrowing of the canal space. This results in a "pinching" of the spinal cord and/or nerve roots. More >>
Arthritis Pain

Many Singaporean adults have some type of arthritis. It is a major cause of lost work time and serious disability for many people. While the most common type of arthritis is commonly associated with aging, sometimes it can afflict younger patients who are engaged in high impact sports or work. More >>

Fibromyalgia is an intolerance to stress and pain that probably has genetic causes.

Chronic pain and stress includes winding of the central nervous system resulting in generalised nerve inflation and muscle spasm. More >>
Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Individuals with MPS develop either localized or generalized muscular pain with stiffness or tightness. These areas of intense tenderness are due to shortening and contraction of injured muscle fibers and will often experience referred pain. In the first instance, one might feel "knots" or spasms in the area of muscle injury. Referred pain, however, occurs in areas of the body remote from the origin of the problem. For example, you might feel pain shooting down the leg to the calf from a "trigger point" in the buttocks or low back. More >>
Cancer Pain

The number 2 killer of Singaporeans is cancer. While treatment for cancer (chemotherapy, radiation and hormonal therapy) has been improving rapidly through the years, many patients still die from cancer every year - and many of them suffer greatly from cancer pain. For many, the most frightening part of having cancer is the threat of pain. At Singapore PainCare Center, we help our cancer patients with difficult and refractory pain, improving their quality of life and restoring dignity to them in their time of need. While the oncologist focus on treating and curing the cancer, patients can be confident that pain is treatable and manageable. More >>
Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder, or adhesive capsulitis, is a condition that causes restriction of motion in the shoulder joint. The cause of a frozen shoulder is not well understood, but it often occurs for no known reason. Frozen shoulder causes the capsule surrounding the shoulder joint to contract and form scar tissue. Often it occurs in patients around 50 years of age, hence the Chinese term “50 year shoulder”. More >>

Arthritis is a disease that causes pain and loss of movement of the joints. The word arthritis literally means joint inflammation. Dealing with pain can be the hardest part of having arthritis or a related condition but one can learn to manage it and its impact on one’s life. The first step is to find out which type of arthritis or condition it is because that will help determine the treatment. More >>

Rheumatism is a popular term for chronic pain conditions but is an indefinite vague term for a variety of disorders marked by inflammation, degeneration, or metabolic derangement of connective tissue structures (especially joints and related structures), with pain, stiffness, or limitation of motion. It includes many disorders as arthritis, osteoarthritis, bursitis, and sciatica. More >>

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