Chronic Pain Clinics in Mississauga
Many Ontarians have conditions
that force them to live with chronic pain. Arthritis, fibromyalgia, neuropathy,
spinal injury, migraine headaches, sciatica, and many other conditions can
cause debilitating, daily pain. If you suffer from chronic pain, you may find
that your quality of life is severely affected. Many Canadians with chronic
pain are unable to work, for example, and some require assistance to do simple
household tasks. Living with pain can also take an enormous toll on family life
What Pain Care Clinics Do
Fortunately for GTA residents, there
are clinics that specialize in treating pain in Mississauga, Oakville, and
other area locations. These clinics offer a variety of services, including the
If you think you could benefit from consulting a
Mississauga or GTA pain care clinic, ask your doctor for a referral today.
Maximize the quality of your pain management – and the quality of your life!
- Assessment. Doctors
at pain care clinics will first assess your condition and current treatment
plan. Before you arrive for your first appointment, you will probably be asked
to fill out a comprehensive health questionnaire. At the clinic, specialists
will do a medical workup and assess the location, intensity, and frequency of
your pain. They will also take stock of your current pain medications and any
other pharmaceuticals that may be interacting with them.
- Medication Recommendation. Because
doctors at pain care clinics have an encyclopaedic and up-to-date knowledge of
all kinds of pain medication available, they may recommend different drugs or
different dosages to treat your pain. Sometimes a particular combination of
medications will be more effective, or a change in medications will alleviate
frustrating side effects.
- Botox® Treatment. People
who are deemed to be chronic migraine
sufferers may find relief when treated with a course of Botox®
injections. Ask your doctor whether you qualify for this treatment.
- Nerve Blocks. Various types
of nerve blocks can be effective when dealing with localized pain. These
include intercostal nerve blocks, commonly performed to deal with shingles
pain; lumber sympathetic nerve blocks, often used to alleviate the pain of
CRPS, or complex regional pain syndrome; facet nerve blocks to deal with neck
or lower back pain; stellate ganglion blocks for nerve injuries or circulation
problems; celiac plexus blocks for abdominal pain; and other types of
therapeutic nerve blocks targeting specific areas.
- Epidural Injections. Injecting
anaesthetic and anti-inflammatory medication into the epidural space can help
to alleviate persistent back pain.
- Trigger Point Injections. For
conditions like fibromyalgia, an injection of anaesthetic and anti-inflammatory
drugs at the trigger point of the pain can be very effective.
- Platelet-Rich Plasma
Treatment. When soft tissue is injured, the body’s response is to send
platelets to the site. This therapy uses a centrifuge to remove platelets from
the patient’s own blood, then injects them in high concentrations at the injury
site to promote healing.
- Mesotherapy and Biopuncture. These
treatments, which involve placing anaesthetics, botanicals, and vitamins under
the skin next to pain zones are used to promote healing for patients suffering
from conditions such as chronic neck pain, whiplash, chronic back pain,
sciatica, arthritis, muscle spasm, tendinitis, bursitis, tennis and golfer’s
elbow, and fibromyalgia.