Pain Management Clinic (PMC@TTSH)


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The Pain Management Clinic, PMC@TTSH, offers a range of treatment options for people suffering from sub-acute and chronic pain, a common occurrence with diseases, surgeries or trauma.

A team of physicians, nurse clinicians, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and psychologists can holistically manage the different pain conditions.

The management approach for each person can vary according to the presenting pain conditions, which may include: 

  • Back, neck and head pains
  • Chronic abdominal pain and pelvic pain
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Cancer Pain
  • Disorders of the nervous system including shingles and trigeminal neuralgia
  • Limb pain arising from vascular insufficiency
  • Musculoskeletal pain (pain arising from muscles, joints, bony and soft tissue injuries)
  • Pain associated and/or persistent despite surgeries or treatment
 

Different persons suffering from similar pain conditions can respond differently with the same treatment.

Often patients suffering from chronic pain not only suffer from physical pain but would have experienced life changes as a result of their long-term pain condition. For pain treatments to work optimally and benefit each individual seen at PMC@TTSH, a holistic assessment and a tailored management is important. Care would be coordinated amongst the different pain practitioners to achieve good rehabilitation.

The services offered in the broad categories of pain management services include: 

  • Assessing and evaluating patients with pain
  • Recommending the appropriate investigations that may include blood investigations, nerve conduction studies and radiological investigations
  • Minimally invasive (non-surgical) pain procedures to control the pain
  • Prescribing appropriate medications to treat the pain
  • Recommending appropriate therapy, which includes physiotherapy, occupational therapy and/or intensive pain management programme
  • Appropriate review of patients with further adjustment in treatment if necessary

These services are manned in specific clinics according to the nature of pain and/or the groups of individuals suffering from pain. Referrals to PMC will be triaged and individuals will be directed accordingly to:

The broad categories of painful conditions that services include: 

  • Back, neck and head pains
  • Chronic abdominal pain and pelvic pain
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Cancer Pain
  • Disorders of the nervous system including shingles and trigeminal neuralgia
  • Limb pain arising from vascular insufficiency
  • Musculoskeletal pain (pain arising from muscles, joints, bony and soft tissue injuries)
  • Pain associated and/or persistent despite surgeries or treatment