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Managing chronic pain before during and after surgery leads to better...

Diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in her teens, Judy McGrath was desperate for relief from the pain and stiffness of her deteriorating joints by the...

Orthopedic surgery patients using disposable pain pumps

Imagine being able to go home the same day as having major foot or shoulder surgery and still cope with the pain. That’s what some...

Individualized care for pain management

Pain is a subjective and individual experience, but most people would agree that in any form, it is undesirable and decreases quality of life. At...

Taking control of pain

Child life specialists at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital are empowering young patients to take control of their pain and helping parents develop strategies...

Spine stimulation tingles the pain away

In 2011, Deborah Finbow’s hand was bitten by an agitated dog. The wound was treated by her local emergency department, and she was sent...

Refusal of pain medication

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New iPhone app helps kids with cancer fight pain

Every year in Canada 1,400 children are diagnosed with cancer and must not only battle the disease itself, but also the pain associated with...

When pain just won’t go away

When clients tell Betty Downey they have pain, she accepts them at their word. “If a patient says it hurts, it hurts. We don’t live...

Tai Chi hits medical mainstream

A centuries old martial art, historically known for its therapeutic powers, is now making its way into the medical mainstream with one of the...

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