Pain Management

Pain management clinics use multidisciplinary approach to alleviate pain and help patients improve their functionality.

About Pain Management

About Pain Management

About Pain Management

What is Pain Management?

Pain management is a branch of specialized medicine that is also referred to as pain medicine. It is used to lessen the impact of pain, whether from surgical or chronic conditions.

Who Needs Pain Management?

Pain from surgery or from chronic conditions can be difficult to control. Chronic pain can even be impossible to cure. Treatment using pain management can help reduce the pain, leading to a better quality of life.

With pain recurring after a surgical procedure, cancer, or cancer treatment, pain management can be beneficial. Patients may also benefit from pain management when treating migraines, neuropathic conditions, or injuries like whiplash.

Practitioners of Pain Management

Those who practice pain management tend to come from different medical fields, with backgrounds that vary across diverse specialties. Whether they have a background in physical medicine, rehabilitation, neurology, anesthesiology, or psychiatry, those who practice pain management work with a variety of healthcare professionals, like psychologists or physical therapists, to tailor each patient's plan to their individual needs.

Treatments Types

A variety of different approaches may be used to treat chronic pain. Your pain management practitioner may put together a plan that includes physical therapy, injections, psychological treatments, as well as exercise and lifestyle changes. It's important that you as the patient take an active role in your treatment by providing feedback. By doing this, your pain management practitioner can ensure your treatment is as effective as possible.

Life with Chronic Pain

While some forms of chronic pain might never completely be relieved, the use of pain management therapy may help reduce pain significantly. Coping strategies can be used to keep the pain tolerable. This can bring some relief to those who face day-to-day life with chronic pain.

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COVID-19 Update:
We are still open and treating patients, however, in order to assist in minimizing the spread of the COVID-19 virus and in order to make it safer for you we have made some changes which, we hope, will be temporary.

Appointments made for office visits will be distanced apart in order to avoid crowding the waiting room.

In addition, we are currently working a reduced office schedule of Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:30 AM to 12 noon. If for some reason, you are only able to come in the afternoon special arrangements can be made.

If you call the office and the answering service answers, you can leave a message with them for a routine follow-up and we will call you back. If you believe your symptoms are more serious, then please ask the answering service to patch the call through to me.

For some types of office visits, we also have telemedicine options that can be downloaded for free onto your iPhone. These include Zoom and FaceTime.

Thank you for your continued support during these times and we look forward to serving you in full capacity towards the end of April.


Donald Mackenzie, M.D, F.R.C.S.C, F.A.C.S.