Pain Clinic

The FVH pain physicians specialize in pain control for patients who suffer from persistent and chronic pain, for example:

  • Chronic low back, thoracic, and neck pain
  • Sciatica and other spinal nerve problems
  • Muscle pain (sprains, fibromyalgia, muscular tender shingles, diabetic neurotherapy or injured peripheral nerves)
  • Osteoarthritis affecting joints (hip, knee, ankle, shoulder, elbow, wrist)
  • Cancer pain

Treatments May Include:

  • Oral pain medications
  • Advice and instruction on exercises and other forms of physiotherapies
  • Education and advice about pain issues (anxiety, depression, coping with pain, rehabilitation advice, medication review)
  • Epidural injections
  • Facet joint injections and facet joint denervation
  • Nerve root blocks
  • Peripheral nerve blocks
  • Sympathetic blocks (stellate ganglion, celiac plexus, lumbar sympathectomy)
  • Trigger point injections (including Botox)

Radiofrequency Lesioning:

FV Hospital recently acquired an innovative Radiofrequency (RF) machine which is a very sophisticated equipment to manage certain types of chronic pain, particularly chronic low back, thoracic, and neck pain.

Radiofrequency (RF) lesioning is a safe, proven means of treating chronic pain. Continuous radiofrequency current is used to heat a small volume of nerve tissue, thereby disrupting pain signals from that specific area. This procedure has a selective effect on nerve fibres, reducing pain in target areas, but leaving other sensory capabilities intact.

Clinical data shows that radiofrequency lesioning and pulsed RF can offer effective, lasting pain relief. However, as with any procedure, there are certain risks involved. Please consult your doctor for details about the potential risks of radiofrequency treatment

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