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 WHAT IS CHRONIC PAIN?

The symptoms of chronic pain include:

  • Mild to severe pain that does not go away
  • Pain that may be described as shooting, burning, aching, or electrical
  • Feeling of discomfort, soreness, tightness, or stiffness

Pain is not a symptom that exists alone. Other problems associated with pain include:

  • Fatigue
  • Sleeplessness
  • Withdrawal from activity and increased need to rest
  • Weakened immune system
  • Changes in mood including hopelessness, fear, depression, irritability, anxiety, and stress
  • Disability

Traditionally, pain has been viewed as a symptom of underlying disease that will end after healing takes place. We now know that when pain persists, physiological changes occur in the central nervous system. These together with psychological factors, transform the symptom of pain into the disease of chronic pain. When this occurs a patient’s quality of life gradually decreases as they slide into a “chronic pain spiral”.

Traditional medical approaches to these conditions may fail to remedy the problem because the pain has become “programmed” into the spinal cord and brain.

Conditions associated with Chronic Pain include:

• Arthritis and musculoskeletal pain
• Back pain
• Motor vehicle or work-related injuries
• Chronic headaches
• Sports injuries
• Shoulder and arm pain
• Head and neck pain
• “Whiplash” injuries
• Post surgical pain syndromes
• Myofascial pain
• Fibromyalgia
• Neuropathic pain
• Cervicogenic headache
• Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
• Trigeminal neuralgia.

REVIVE HEALTH CENTRES CHRONIC PAIN PROGRAM OF CARE:

Revive Health Centres offers each patient a customized evidence-based comprehensive treatment program specifically designed for patients who continue to suffer from debilitating chronic pain despite having already received conventional treatment

Our Chronic Pain program offers hope by promoting rehabilitation, recovery, independence, and a return to a more functional and healthy lifestyle.

Revive Health's Chronic Pain program is goal-oriented, patient-centred, and comprehensive in scope. Our treatment team strives to provide excellence in care and successful rehabilitation.

CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION: 

  • Persistent pain that lasts over 6 months or beyond the normal healing period
  • High levels of functional impairment or disability
  • Poor or limited response to conventional treatment
  • Psychological distress related to pain and limited function

Referrals to our program can be made by family physicians, specialists, allied health professionals, case managers, legal representatives, or by self-referral.

An initial intake screening is performed to determine suitability for our program. Funding sources are then secured, typically through WSIB, motor vehicle accident insurers, or disability carriers.

Referrals for a Chronic Pain Assessment can be made via telephone, fax or email at any of our clinic locations.

REVIVE HEALTH CENTRES CHRONIC PAIN PROGRAM OF CARE:

  • Comprehensive evaluation by physician and/or psychologist
  • Treatment provided at a single facility
  • Physical Rehabilitation and Strengthening Program featuring active exercise 
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy and advanced relaxation techniques
  • Evidence-based medication management
  • Vocational rehabilitation and return to normal activities
  • Education on self-management techniques
  • Coordinated treatment with weekly case conferences
  • Formal outcome measurement

CALL 416 640 1000 ext 1 to find a Clinic near you or email us at:   reception@revivehealthcentres.com

Toronto Locations:

  • 1840 Eglinton Ave. West 2nd Flr. (Dufferin & Eglinton)
  • 200 Elizabeth Street (Toronto General Hospital)
  • 771 St. Clair Avenue West (St. Clair & Arlington)

Mississauga Location:  2500 Hurontario St. (Near Freshco)

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