Articles By: Dr. Alejandro Elorriaga Claraco

Solving the pain puzzle?
Solving the pain puzzle?

The November 2013 “Pain in Canada fact sheet” published by the Canadian Pain Society states some hard facts summarized under the heading Pain is Poorly Managed in Canada. These facts include: Canadians are left in pain after surgery even in our ...


No brain, no pain
No brain, no pain

“No Brain, no Pain” is the kind of statement that could sound politically incorrect on first impression; however, it is 100 per cent accurate from a neurofunctional standpoint. It represents both the paradox of pain and the neuro-reality of pain. ...


BC Ambulance Service part of the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium North American Study
BC Ambulance Service part of the Resuscitation Outcomes
Consortium North American Study

A young woman lays unconscious on the roadside following a highway accident. A player clutches his chest and falls to the ice during an old-timers hockey game. A father suffers a cardiac arrest as he gets ready for work. “Cardiovascular disease ...

Posted: August 1, 2011|Emergency Medicine, Research|0 comments

Acupuncture for pain? No thanks
Acupuncture for pain? No thanks

Is acupuncture a reasonably effective intervention for the treatment of pain? Advocates will tell you “yes” and show you dozens of studies to support their enthusiastic claim. Detractors will tell you “no” and quickly add that based on randomized control ...

Posted: March 1, 2011|Uncategorized|4 comments

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