The Pain Specialist

Specialist(s) Dr. Yeo Sow Nam
Background

Complex pain problems require a specialized, pain-oriented evaluation for successful management. Our goal is to effectively diagnose and treat acute and chronic pain in order to reduce dependence on the health care system, avoid unnecessary surgery, and return patients to more productive living.

Special Interests
  • Low Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Pain after Surgery
  • Cancer Pain
  • Neuropathic Pain
Facilities and Services
Acute Pain:
  • Various state of the art advanced regional anaesthesia techniques, to alleviate all pain from surgeries, trauma and injuries, and to enable very early mobility of patients to improve outcome and avoid problems of prolonged bed rest.
  • Example: Continuous Femoral Catheter for Total Knee Replacement (Presented in AAOS\\’05, Washington DC, accepted for publication)
  • Modern concepts of preemptive, preventive and protective analgesia and multimodal analgesia maximized.
Chronic Pain:
  • State of the art therapy for all common aches and pains eg: Headaches, Low Back Pain, Chronic Neck and Shoulder Pain, Nerve Pain( eg: Postherpes neuralgia), Arthritis
  • Detailed investigative procedures carried out to evaluate the various cause for pain prioir to management
  • Latest technologies and approaches from US, Europe and Australia utilised.
  • Interventions include various fluoroscopic guided epidural and nerve sleeve injections, sympathetic blocks, vertebroplasty, discogram for diagnosis, percutaneous neucleoplasty, radiofrequency lesioning, cryotherapy, and implant of spinal cord stimulator.
  • Acupuncture and physician directed pain management cogntive behavioural therapy are also offered when indicated.
Cancer Pain
  • Pain must not be endured especially in Cancer. The minimum any cancer patient deserves is pain relief.
  • From Nerve Blocks to desensitisation to state of the art implants (eg computerised implantable pump) to alleviate pain, we relieve pain without the use of high doses of morphine and therefore avoid the side effects of these drugs.
  • A State of the Art Approach to Pain Management (For Patients and the Public)
  • Pain can be effectively controlled and managed in most instances with the current advances of science, the prolonged use of painkillers and unnecessary suffering may be avoided. THE PAIN SPECIALIST offers the expertise and state-of-the-art capabilities to diagnose, evaluate and treat your particular type of pain.

Our approach provides a comprehensive treatment program utilizing traditional and alternative modalities. Dr. Yeo Sow Nam is the first Australian and New Zealand certified Pain Management Specialist in Singapore, and is also the first Fellow in Interventional Pain Management in Singapore. He has been practicing Pain Management for 8 years, and had given more than 100 lectures on the various aspects of pain management, both locally and internationally . Dr. Yeo practices pain management exclusively on a full-time basis. He performs all types of spinal injections, including lumbar, thoracic, and cervical. He employs the latest techniques in pain management, including discography, IDET, nucleoplasty, pulsed and heat radiofrequency, cryolesioning, spinal cord stimulators and spinal infusion pumps, prolotherapy, and botulinum toxin injections.