A pain clinic is one which focuses on the diagnosis and management of chronic pain. Some specialize in specific diagnoses or in pain related to a specific region of the body. We ften use a multidisciplinary approach to help people take an active role in managing their pain and regaining control of their life. These programs are focused on the total person, not just the pain.
Our Clinic has a dedicated team who can help you with a variety of strategies to manage your pain.
Our team consists of doctors in different specialties as well as non-physician providers specializing in the diagnosis and management of chronic pain inclusive of psychologists, physical therapists, and complementary and alternative therapists such as acupuncturists or massage therapists. Together, we put together a pain management plan for you.
Often, medications alone aren’t enough to treat chronic pain. Other treatments may be more effective than medications, and medication may be more effective when combined with other treatments.
Psychological support and counselling
Although pain is a physical sensation, many people in pain suffer emotionally with feelings of anger, sadness, and hopelessness. Dealing with unrelenting pain can affect your ability to hold a job, maintain a home, meet family obligations, and relate to friends and family members. Psychological support, along with medical treatment, can help you manage your condition.
In addition to counselling, our team also teach you self-help techniques such as relaxation training to reduce stress and relieve pain.
Although sometimes surgery is clearly necessary to relieve a problem that is causing pain, it is often a treatment of last resort. If pain has not responded to any other treatment, surgery on certain nerves may offer relief and allow you to resume normal activities.
• Behavioral pain therapies
• Chemical denervation
• Chronic pain management
• Epidural therapies
• Joint injections
• Medication management
• Nerve blocks
• Physical therapy
• Radiofrequency ablation
• Spinal stimulation
Problems treated include:
• Abdominal pain
• Cancer or cancer treatment-related pain
• Complex regional pain syndromes (reflex sympathetic dystrophy; causalgia)
• Disc disease
• Peripheral neuropathy
• Post-herpetic neuralgia
• Sacroiliac pain syndromes
• Spinal pain
• Spinal stenosis
• Sports medicine
• Work injury