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Treatments We Offer For Pain Conditions:
Supplement Vitamin & Minerals
Our focus on overall health includes optimizing physical and biochemical function through targeted IV therapy using vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other natural compounds to promote health, support healthy aging, energy, performance and strengthened immunity.
The age, condition, and preparation-method of various foods affect their vitamin and mineral content. There is a difference between the theoretical and actual nutritional value of food that even oral supplements may not be able to overcome.
IV therapy bypasses the gastrointestinal system, allowing nutrients to enter directly into the bloodstream before the liver has a chance to break them down. After an assessment we will propose the ideal combination of vitamins & minerals for improving your condition. The infusions are administered using a medical-grade equipment similar to the onesfound at major hospitals. Treatment is in a relatively quiet, attractive setting and takes about 30 minutes.
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Cervical Epidural Injections
The purpose of a cervical epidural steroid injection is typically to provide enough short-term pain relief to allow you to begin, or continue, an exercise program. This physical therapy or exercise program may help bring long-term pain relief by strengthening the muscles that support your spine.
Cervical Facet Joint Injections
A facet joint injection is an injection of an anti-inflammatory steroid (e.g., Dexamethasone or Triamcinolone) in the facet joints.
A facet joint injection serves several purposes. If you obtain complete relief of your main pain while the facet joints are numb, then these joints are likely your pain source. Furthermore, time-release cortisone will be injected into these joints to reduce any presumed inflammation, which can, on many occasions, provide long-term pain relief.
Lumbar Epidural Injections
An epidural steroid injection is an injection of an anti-inflammatory steroid (e.g., Celestone or Decadron) in the epidural space. The epidural steroid injection is not an injection into the spinal cord itself.
The spinal cord and spinal nerves are in a “sack” containing clear fluid (cerebrospinal fluid). The area outside this “sack” is called the epidural space. An epidural steroid injection is not the same injection as a labor epidural, which is commonly given to women in labor.
Lumbar Facet Joint Injections
A facet joint injection is an injection of an anti-inflammatory steroid (e.g., Dexamethasone or Triamcinolone) in the facet joints. The facet joints, also known as the zygapophysial joints, are part of the bony framework of the spine.
A steroid injection includes both a corticosteroid (e.g., triamcinolone, methylprednisolone, dexamethasone) and an anesthetic numbing agent (e.g., lidocaine or bupivacaine). The drugs are delivered to the painful joint, inside the joint capsule.
Corticosteroid injections can reduce inflammation and can be effective when delivered directly into the painful area. The pain relief can last from days to years, allowing your condition to improve with physical therapy and an exercise program. Injections can be made in the following areas:
• Facet joints of the spine
• Sacroiliac joint and coccyx
• Hip joint
• Shoulder, elbow, and hand
• Knee, ankle and foot
A nerve block works by preventing pain signals from reaching the brain. There are permanent and temporary options. Both are generally safe procedures.
Nerve blocks are an effective way to prevent, reduce, or manage pain. They disrupt pain signaling around the body. This can produce either short- or long-term pain relief.
Nerve blocks are useful in a variety of settings. For example, they can help reduce temporary pain from an operation or long-term pain from a chronic health condition.
Medical ozone therapy consists in applying a mixof ozone gas with medicinal oxygen using various techniques (intradermal, intravenous or intradiscal) with therapeutic purposes. Ozone and Oxidative therapies improve oxygen action within the mitochondria, the energy factories of the cells. These treatments also modulate inflammation by affecting cytokine production and antioxidant enzyme systems.
The health Benefits of Ozone and Oxidative Therapy are numerous. Many signs of aging and chronic diseases have been linked to decreased oxygen utilization and poor mitochondrial health. By improving both of these factors, Ozone and Oxidative therapies can lead to widespread improvements in health.
According to the National Institutes of Health, ozone therapy has been studied extensively by scientists and medical professionals for over 150 years. The effectiveness of medical O3 is well documented:
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Unlike lasers used in surgery or aesthetics, laser therapy or soft laser emits no or very little heat and is completely safe since it cannot damage tissue in the treated area. On the contrary, the concentrated beams of light emitted by the device penetrate 2 to 10 centimeters under the skin and allow cell regeneration, reduction of inflammation and relief of pain. In fact, our laser has been designed specifically for use in pain, injuries, wounds, fractures, and a variety of neurological conditions. When your pain is no longer sustainably relieved by physiotherapy, medication or cortisone injections: there is now an effective, powerful, safe and painless medical alternative available for our clinic. This new technology is called Class IV laser therapy.
We use the most powerful laser on the market which is both FDA and Health Canada approved. The production of pure infrared laser energy, allows it fast treatment times ranging from 1 to 4 minutes. Phenomenal results are achieved quickly making this therapy effective as much for the practitioner as for the patient.
Shockwave (Shockwave Therapy) is an advanced technology that was developed from lithotripsy, a technique used for over thirty years to treat kidney stones by exploding them. Shockwave is based on the same principle: that is to say, by causing a strong increase in pressure in the tissues to be treated. This increase in pressure will trigger a series of physical and chemical transformations at the cellular level of the treated region. The main effect of shockwave is a direct mechanical force that occurs at the cellular level as the wave of energy passes through the treated tissue. These waves cause a controlled impact on the tissue in question. The result is a biological reaction in the cells of this tissue that causes increased blood flow, which triggers a chain of reactions that helps speed up the body’s natural healing processes. Shockwave has proven to be an effective treatment option for these conditions. It is unique in its ability to treat conditions that have become chronic where other more traditional therapies have not been as effective. Most patients treated with Shockwave Therapy frequently report experiencing immediate relief or significant reduction in pain and noticeable improvement in mobility after their first treatment.
Non-surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy
Neurovertebral decompression is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment for certain types of chronic back or neck pain. Mechanical decompression is done slowly by gently, but deeply, stretching the spine using a computer-controlled decompression table to reduce pressure in the compressed discs and vertebrae.
Neurovertebral decompression is one of the most impressive technological breakthroughs in the medical world in recent years, as it offers good long-term statistical results for the relief of pain caused by herniated discs, bulging discs, crushed discs, sciatica, facet syndrome and many other chronic back and neck conditions.
Osteopathy is a form of manual medicine where the osteopath effectively treats many health conditions: back pain, muscle tension, pain due to osteoarthritis, certain ENT and digestive diseases without forgetting certain disorders of pregnant women and of the infant.
Here is a non-exhaustive list of conditions for which our osteopaths are very successful:
- foot, ankle, hip, and knee pain
- back pain, neck pain, and sciatica
- hand, shoulder, and elbow pain
- tennis and golfer’s elbow
- postural problems due to pregnancy
- sports injury
- digestive issues
Physical therapy is often one of the best choices you can make when you have long-term pain (also called chronic pain) or an injury. It can make you stronger and help you move and feel better.
Our Physiotherapists are extremely effective in treating muscle, joint and nerve ailments from head to toe. Be it headache, neck and shoulder pain, lower back pain, mixed sacroiliac and pelvic dysfunction, hip and knee arthritis, foot and ankle pain, as well as several other conditions. Your physiotherapy assessment may include measurements of several functions of your body, including stress tests, analysis of your gait, posture, balance, joint movement, etc.
EEG (brain wave) Biofeedback
Biofeedback is a type of non-invasive treatment that provides real-time information on brain or body functions. It uses computer technology to record physiological activity that is normally outside conscious awareness (e.g. heart rate, breathing rate, and muscle tension) and to display this activity to the person being recorded.
The goal of biofeedback is to teach people to build awareness of patterns of physiological stress and to voluntarily control their physiological activity.
Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (TDCS)
Transcranial direct current stimulation (TDCS), is a non-invasive, painless brain stimulation treatment that uses direct electrical currents to stimulate specific parts of the brain.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation rTMS is a procedure in which cerebral electrical activity is influenced by a pulsed magnetic field. The magnetic field is generated by passing brief current pulses through a figure 8 coil. This coil is encased in plastic and is held close to the scalp so that the magnetic field can be focused onto specific areas of the cortex, or surface, of the brain.
rTMS therapy was approved by Health Canada for clinical delivery in Canada.
Psychiatry and Neuropsychology
Chronic pain is often associated with other health conditions such as anxiety and depression, dependence on opioidsresulting in a low health-related quality of life. Treatment of chronic pain and comorbid mental health issues requires a multidisciplinary approach.
Our knowledge in how pain is understood, especially centralized pain, have target both pharmacological and behavioral interventions for pain.
Ways To Help:
• Antidepressant medications may relieve both pain and depression because of shared chemical messengers in the brain.
• Talk therapy, also called psychological counseling (psychotherapy), can be effective in treating both conditions.
• Stress-reduction techniques, physical activity, exercise, meditation, mindfulness, aquiring coping skills and other strategies also may help.
• Pain rehabilitation programs, typically provide a team approach to treatment, including medical and psychiatric aspects.