The Pain Management Clinic assists patients in their efforts to cope with persistent pain. The goal of the Pain Management Program at the North Bay Regional Health Centre is to provide patients with education about their condition and develop strategies for coping with pain so that they may live as full and functional a life as possible. The NBRHC is dedicated to helping patients develop coping skills so that pain ceases to be the focus in their lives.
This clinic is provided on an outpatient basis. Treatment may include consultation with the physician for the diagnosis and management of chronic pain disorders as well as interventional options such as medications, pain blocks, education and problem solving as applicable for various sources of chronic pain. Chronic pain is defined as “pain lasting longer than six months or pain persisting beyond the reasonable amount of time for an injury to heal”. Chronic pain affects many people.
Services are provided on a as available basis, by an anesthesiologist with expertise, skill and knowledge of chronic pain management and a office coordinator. Other team members include specially trained Registered Nurses and Xray Technologists. Physicians from other disciplines such as Psychiatry and others with special training in the fundamentals of Mindfullness program are often included in the treatment team.
In order to be accepted into the Pain Management Program we require the following:
Please print a copy of our Pain Management Clinic Referral Package forms.
It is very important that any consultation come with:
NOTE: If after review of the documents provided we feel that our program has nothing to offer you, given previous treatment, or if we do not have the appropriate resources to help you with your pain, we may decline to see you. Our resources are limited and demand is high and as such we only see patients who we feel we may be able to help.
Our anesthesiologist provides interventional diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for specific pain conditions, including:
We offer the following interventional services, (using fluoroscopic guidance when indicated):
Pain Management Clinic
Tel: 705-495-7960 or
Tel: 705-474-8600 ext. 3850
Services are provided two days a week.