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Centres for Pain Management in Ontario

 
If you are one of the millions of Ontarians with a condition that causes chronic pain, you may find that your quality of life is suffering. Many people are unable to work due to arthritis or back pain. Fibromyalgia or neuropathy can make even simple household tasks difficult. Chronic migraine headaches can send sufferers to bed for days at a time. And chronic pain of all types can have a huge impact on family life and relationships.
 
There are many aspects to consider when you’re living with chronic pain. Maintaining a healthy body weight can lessen pressure on joints. Therapies such as icing or heat can reduce swelling or inflammation, and gentle stretching or physiotherapy can improve range of motion. Techniques such as meditation or yoga can help relieve stress, which also impacts pain. And, of course, most people with chronic pain are using medication.
 
When the various aspects of pain management are in balance and working well together, your quality of life is maximized; however, many times medication is not effective enough, or the side effects of the medication cause serious problems. In these cases, a centre for pain management may be able to help.
 

Pain Management Therapies

 
There are several excellent pain care clinics in Ontario. These facilities specialize in helping clients deal with chronic non-cancer pain of all types. The doctors at pain care clinics are extremely knowledgeable about pain medication options. One of the first things a pain management specialist will do is a thorough assessment of your current medications. Many times switching to a different type of pain medication can make a tremendous difference to quality of life.
 
There are also various techniques and therapies that can help to relieve chronic pain. For example, Botox® injections are often used to help chronic migraine sufferers. A therapeutic nerve block can treat nerve groups with anaesthetic and anti-inflammatory medication, reducing pain in various areas. And cutting-edge therapies such as platelet-rich plasma treatment can help to speed healing for patients with soft-tissue damage.
 
Depending on your particular situation, doctors may recommend a combination of treatments or one specific type of therapy.
 

What to Expect

 
Visit your family doctor and ask for a referral to a pain care clinic. (When you are referred by an Ontario physician, treatment at the clinic will be covered by OHIP.) Before your appointment, you’ll probably be asked to fill out a comprehensive questionnaire that covers every aspect of your health history. Often this is downloadable. Be sure to remember to take the completed document with you on the day of your appointment.
 
Protocol varies, but often a nurse will do an initial assessment and take your vital signs. Next you’ll see a pain management specialist. He or she will do a medical workup and will assess both the intensity and frequency of your pain. If the doctor decides that you are a candidate for treatment at the facility, the two of you will discuss a treatment plan and schedule your next appointment.
 
Ask your doctor for a referral to an Ontario pain management centre and find freedom from pain.
Mississauga Clinic
  • 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Closed

Mississauga Clinic

6981 Millcreek Drive - Unit 2
Mississauga, Ontario, L5N 6B8
Tel: 289-724-PAIN (7246)
Fax: 289-914-CARE (2273)

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Oakville Clinic
  • 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Closed

Oakville Clinic

245 Wyecroft Road - Unit 1
Oakville, Ontario, L6K 3Y6
Tel: 289-817-PAIN (7246)
Fax: 289-817-CARE (2273)

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Hamilton Clinic
  • 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Closed

Hamilton Clinic

701 Main Street West - Unit 100
Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 1A2
Tel: 289-768 PAIN (7246)
Fax: 289-779-CARE (2273)

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