Led by pioneer Interventional Pain Specialist Dr Bernard Lee, SPCC is a team of highly trained, board-certified healthcare specialists in pain management. The team comprises of consultant pain specialist, oncologist, surgeon, psychologist and physiotherapist.
Dr Bernard Lee provides knifeless surgery via state of the art, specialised laser and balloon injections to treat various acute and chronic pain conditions including neck and back pain, herniated disc, nerve impingement, neuralgia and frozen shoulder as well as pain from injury, persisting post-surgical pain and cancer pain.
SPCC uses a multidisciplinary approach in the assessment of patients, arriving at a multidimensional diagnosis which results in the best possible “customized” treatment for each patient
Patients can expect to receive pain care treatments such as Minimally Invasive Procedures, Pharmacotherapy, Rehabilitation Program, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Cancer Pain Treatment
MIP operates a twice weekly list, offering a variety of pain-relieving 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.
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
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.
Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital and Specialist Centre is the latest addition to the Mount Elizabeth legacy. This modern hospital is conveniently located in the government designated medical hub among a cluster of other medical institutions within the Novena area. Apart from high quality healthcare it also provide patients with an enhanced hospital experience with its tastefully designed interiors. Dr Bernard Lee performs many procedures including endoscopic laser decompression in its hybrid operating theatres.
Mount Elizabeth Hospital is the premier private hospital in Singapore, located centrally in the shopping district of Orchard Road. This is the oldest and most established hospital. Dr Bernard Lee has been with this hospital for more than 10 years. For most of the routine and simple procedures, it can be done in this hospital.
Parkway East Hospital was formerly known as East Shore Hospital. It is now a 106-bed healthcare facility located in Telok Kurau, on the eastern side of Singapore. Dr Bernard Lee can admit and treat patients in this hospital. It is fully equipped for investigation and treatment of most painful conditions. However for treatment of more complex cases, they may have to be referred to another hospital that has more support.
Mount Alvernia Hospital was the first private hospital in Singapore and was founded on Catholic values. It has prided itself being a not-for-profit hospital with 336 beds. Many of Dr Bernard Lee’s pain cases are performed in this hospital. They have all the facilities necessary to support the most complex cases such as endoscopic laser decompression.
SPCC provides pain relief and improves the quality of the life of individuals who suffer from pain, through minimally invasive treatments. With an individualized solution for every pain condition, we identify and aim to fully remove the painful source.
At Singapore PainCare Center (SPCC), our vision is to give patients a new lease of life by freeing them from pain and to be the leading provider of interventional pain procedures in Asia
Our 5 EEEEEs to treat your conditions with care! Experience our exceptional service from our personalised medical concierge and us paying attention to our patients’ needs. At SPCC, we assure persistent pain will be controlled and managed with exceptional results.
Paincare Center Singapore logo was designed to convey our organization’s vision of freeing the patient from pain. The human figure once freed from pain, would move painlessly and effortlessly, like that of a graceful dancer.
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.
Pain in the neck can be due to injury, a mechanical or muscular problem, a trapped nerve caused by a bulge in one of the discs between the vertebrae, or from arthritis of the neck.
It can range from very mild discomfort to severe, burning and disabling pain.
=>Neck pain is a very common condition and is more frequently seen in women than men.
=>Most people will experience pain in the neck at some point in their life.
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.
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.
Typically, a person with spinal stenosis complains about developing deep ache and intense pain in the legs or calves and lower back after walking. Pain comes on more quickly when walking up hills. This is usually very reproducible and immediately relieved by sitting down, or leaning over. When the spine is bent forward, more space is available for the spinal cord, causing a reduction in symptoms.
Although symptoms may arise from narrowing of the spinal canal, not all patients with narrowing develop symptoms. It remains unknown why some patients develop symptomatic stenosis and others do not.
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.
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.
Hallmarks of fibromyalgia are generalised, body pain, sleep distances and fatigue.
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. Alternatively, a headache may be the result of a trigger point in the neck or upper back. A trigger point is the localized area of muscle irritability that disrupts normal muscle function and is the source of both local and referred pain phenomena. It may feel to you like a “knot” or “band ” in the muscle and is often very sensitive to even light pressure.
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.
At Singapore PainCare Center, we are at the leading edge of cancer pain-relief technology. Having access to advanced equipment and up-to-the-minute techniques and medical procedures that allow our team of specialists to find the exact source of the pain and determine the best way to ease patients’ suffering.
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”.
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.
The term “rheumatism” is still used in colloquial speech and historical contexts, but is no longer frequently used in medical or technical literature; there is no longer any recognized disorder simply called “rheumatism.” The traditional term covers such a range of different problems that to ascribe symptoms to “rheumatism” is not to say very much. Some countries use the word “Rheumatism” to describe “fibromyalgia syndrome”.
There has long been said to be a link between “rheumatic” pain and the weather. There appears to be no firm evidence in favour or against; a 1995 questionnaire given to 557 people by A. Naser and others at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s Pain Management Center concludes that “changes in barometric pressure are the main link between weather and pain. Low pressure is generally associated with cold, wet weather and an increase in pain. Clear, dry conditions signal high pressure and a decrease in pain”
“ …my son both feet hurt and the pain back and cannot run. The nerve doctor recommends us to see Dr Bernard Lee. The medicine that is given by Dr Bernard Lee can reduce pain and cramps in both legs of my son…”
“4 years ago I was involved in an accident where the miniature lifts crashed on my foot. The pain was very distressing and it did not subside after the procedure. After the procedure, the pain and numbness reduced significantly”
“While walking halfway, I could not move suddenly. My both legs are numb and have no feeling at all. After detailed examination by Dr Bernard Lee, I was recommended for the innovative knifeless surgery.”
“I have this buttock pain problem since 2012. It affected my work and especially when I drive. The minimally invasive procedure that Dr Lee performed…feel a good 90% pain relief”
“I had severe pain at my lower back. Could hardly sit on my toilet bowl or even the barber’s chair for a haircut. Dr Bernard Lee make a pin-hole incision and carry out the surgery. I was able to walk home the same evening.”
‘..highly praise the effectiveness and the high standard of the SINGAPORE PAINCARE CENTER and its Director Dr Bernard Lee with his highly effective method of Neuroplasty/Epidurolysis for the treatment of spinal and sciatica pain.”
‘I feel tingling at my thigh, … that it is a symptom of slip disc. Saw advertisement in U-Weekly mentioning Dr Bernard Lee relieve pain without major operation. I went through the procedure, namely Nucleoplasty and Neuroplasty and I am almost fully recovered.”
“…had cervical spondylosis for about 10 years now. My condition was further aggravated when I met with 2 vehicular accidents in 5 years. After the surgery, I immediately feel much relief for the numbness and the pain…”
“My father always complained of his problem on his waist and his legs. The pain has made him in difficulty to walk in long time. He finally decided to see Dr Lee for his treatment. My father never have any more pain problem…”
” I was in pain for more than one and a half years. I visited so many doctors and hospitals but the pain did not go away. After getting treatment from Dr Lee, my pain is now gone and I actually feel like I have a new life when I can drive, exercise, go to work and enjoy my life.”
“Dr Lee’s confident, expert diagnosis, followed by a procedure reduced my pain by 80%. Activities given up long ago have now been resumed. “