Pain Management & Therapy
At Painless Medicine and Therapeutics, our skilled physicians and medical team work together with patients to effectively provide pain relief for a vast number of chronic and acute pain maladies. Chronic pain is a widespread and global epidemiologic health problem that affects almost 1 out of every 5 individuals. Our team focuses on effective treatment and relief of pain due to a range of musculoskeletal conditions. These include but are not limited to: arthritis, migraines, back and neck pain, joint pain, ligament sprains and many others. Regardless of whether these conditions arise from injuries related to sports, work, motor vehicle, etc. or an underlying medical concern, Dr. Weiss and our team offer a multi-model approach to treat our patients rather than the individual symptoms to provide effective therapeutic relief. Our expertise and familiarity in pain medicine allows us to empathize with our patients and thus heartens our efforts to help them. We strive to treat our patients so that they can feel like themselves again without the nagging, chronic pain and to lead normal lives again, even in the most difficult of cases.
We have organized our clinic to include the most important information within the following sections – Non-medical | Medication | Intervention Treatments | Non-invasive | Finance | Appointments
01. Medical Professionals
Physiotherapy is a widely used healthcare discipline that takes a holistic approach when helping patients cope with injury, illness, or disability. Physiotherapy can be used to treat concerns related to the muscles, joints, bones, nervous, respiratory, circulatory, and cardiac systems for patients of all ages.
Using their extensive knowledge of the body and a hands-on approach, physiotherapists assess, diagnose, and treat a variety of symptoms in a number of different ways including manual therapy, electrotherapy, hydrotherapy, heat/cold therapy, movement, and exercise. In addition, physiotherapists help to educate their clients, providing advice and practical tips in order to encourage patients to take an active role in both their treatment and overall health. By encouraging your participation in your recovery, physiotherapy empowers you to regain the strength and movement necessary to safely return to work, perform daily tasks, and resume the physical activities that you enjoy the most.
Chiropractors are hands-on, evidence-based medical professionals whose non-invasive practice revolves around the musculoskeletal system.
Whether it is used as the primary method of treatment or as part of a multi-disciplinary approach, chiropractic care can effectively treat a wide range of disorders connected to the joints, spine, pelvis, and nervous system. Chiropractors are interested in the close relationship between the spine and nervous system, as the structural and biomechanical derangement of the spine impacts the nervous system and chiropractic treatment can successfully repair the spine’s structural integrity, thereby alleviating the patient’s discomfort and improving their quality of life. Chiropractors assess and diagnose each patient to devise a personalized plan designed to help treat and manage symptoms while also offering preventative care for a variety of disorders. Combinations of treatments are often recommended including therapeutic exercise and non-invasive therapies. In addition, chiropractors provide patients with guidance and counseling in various areas including diet, nutrition, and lifestyle.
Acupuncture treatment originated in China over 2500 years ago, and is a healing practice designed to restore the body’s balance and alleviate pain.
Although it has been a central component of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for centuries and is one of the oldest forms of healing in the world, acupuncture was only introduced to Western medicine in 1971. However, it is now recognized as an effective treatment option for a variety of conditions such as digestive disorders, pain disorders, hormone imbalances, emotional disorders, and chronic diseases. The theory behind acupuncture is that the body has patterns of energy flow, known as qi or chi, which are necessary for good health. When this energy flow is disrupted, it can result in the development of disease. Acupuncture, which is a term used to describe a series of procedures that stimulate the skin, can correct imbalances to the body’s qi, thereby treating a number of different pathophysiological conditions. Through targeting specific anatomic areas referred to as acupoints, acupuncturists stimulate the skin using tiny needles in order to improve the flow of energy, correcting the body’s balance and relieving pain.
Meditation is a stress reduction technique, which has been practiced in Eastern cultures for thousands of years.
In the last 70 years, this practice has been adopted more enthusiastically in in the West due to its ability to enable individuals to achieve a state of peace and tranquility, greatly improving their quality of life. One of the most popular forms of meditation is mindful meditation, a psychological practice that draws one’s attention to the present moment, calming the body and mind. Despite its growing popularity and acceptance as a legitimate treatment option for a variety of diseases and symptoms, many people are still unsure of what exactly meditation is, particularly since there are a number of common misconceptions about this practice.
Although the expression “you are what you eat” may sound cliché due to overuse, the sentiment behind this figure of speech remains true; the food we eat directly affects our health and well-being.
However, while most people have a general understanding of what types of food are healthy and what food should be avoided, in many cases, people are unaware of the science behind food and nutrition or the real impact that the food they eat has on both their body and brain. Understanding how to make healthy food choices can help increase your strength, promote weight loss, minimize food intolerances, improve your sleep, and keep you healthy. In addition, food and nutrition play a vital role in pain management; helping individuals who suffer from chronic pain to significantly improve their quality of life. A Toronto dietician can empower you to make healthy eating choices in order to prevent and manage chronic diseases, manage your weight, improve your strength, and reduce your risk of depression.
Reiki is classified as an alternative form of medicine. It was developed by a Japanese Buddhist in 1922 and has since been embraced by various cultures around the globe.
The term Reiki derives from two Japanese words, “Rei,” which is a word used to describe the higher power or intelligence and “Ki,” also known as “chi”, which translates to; universal life force. Thus, Reiki is a physical and spiritual practice, which is designed to guide life force energy. Reiki uses a holistic approach, which means that it’s a treatment for the patient’s body, mind, spirit and emotions. It has quickly gained popularity due to its ability to reduce stress while also promoting relaxation and healing. Those who live with daily pain often suffer with high levels of stress as a result. In our practice, we find this is a popular treatment option for patients who are dealing with chronic pain.
Our team at Painless Medicine and Therapeutics focuses on improving our patient’s pain conditions.
Our goal and philosophy is to make the patient’s therapeutic experience as painless as possible by finding a therapeutic plan that best treats their symptoms and lifestyle. We truly believe in collaboration and working closely with patients so that they have control over their medication, and so that the treatment aligns with our clinic’s values.
In cases where chronic pain cannot be cured, but instead must be effectively managed, our team’s purpose is to limit the complications and to minimize the severity of the symptoms experienced by the patient. We wish to optimize our patients’ control over their pain so they feel enabled to be the best possible version of themselves and enjoy life again.
If you are suffering from a chronic pain condition, we highly suggest that you visit our clinic in Toronto to see what we can do for you.
A growing healthcare concern from around the world is chronic pain, as one in five Canadians have reported suffering from this problem. In Toronto, chronic pain is one of the most common reasons for individuals to seek medical care because if left untreated, the condition can cause physical, psychological and social dysfunction leading to poor quality of life. Learn more about pain medications & Opiods by clicking on the icons below.
Peripheral nerve blocks for headaches/migraines.
Headaches are a common condition defined by the experience of pain in any region of the head. Depending on their etiology, location, symptoms and treatment, there can be several types of headaches. The onset of a headache can be gradual or sudden, and its duration can range from less than an hour to many days.
One of the most common medical problems that affect 80% of the global population at least once in their lifetime, is back pain.
The painful sensation can range from dull and mild discomfort to sharp and severe. Back pain can also be an acute or chronic condition, lasting for a few days to over three months. The pain is caused by increased pressure on the spinal cord and spinal nerves, which can arise from infections, physical trauma and overuse, tumours, aging, allergies, spinal osteoarthritis and osteoporosis.
Chronic pain conditions are a worldwide healthcare problem as millions are affected, both physically and psychologically.
Many individuals who are seeking therapeutic relief for their chronic pain have come across the practice of nerve blocks. These are injections that can serve a diagnostic, prognostic or therapeutic purpose and include a number of techniques such as local infiltration of pain-causing regions, peripheral nerve blocks and central or neuraxial blocks. Toronto therapy techniques will depend on the location of the chronic pain and the reason or condition for the nerve block.
BOTOX® therapy is best known for its primary use in cosmetic procedures for the treatment of facial wrinkles.
In our pain management clinic in downtown Toronto, we offer BOTOX therapy for a number of chronic pain conditions. Its active ingredient is the botulinum toxin type A; a chemical substance derived from Clostridium Botulinum bacteria and has the ability to temporarily paralyze specific target muscle activity.
At our clinic, we offer our patients an advanced method of treatment for pain management known as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy or PRP injection.
This new technique promotes pain relief and long-lasting healing of musculoskeletal conditions, including osteoarthritis of the knee, shoulder, hip and spine, tendonitis, back and neck injuries, rotator cuff tears, tennis elbow, chronic plantar fasciitis, anterior cruciate ligament injuries, pelvic pain, and ankle or ligament sprains.
04. Non-invasive Therapies
One of the most underestimated and under researched epidemiologic health problems recognized on a global scale is chronic, non-malignant pain. Unfortunately, many individuals who suffer from such painful maladies are non-responsive to common therapies. Learn more about Non-invasive Therapies by clicking on the icons below.
05. Financing Options
There are a number of finance options available. Please consult us to find out more about payment plans.
06. Stop pain in its tracks!
What conditions do we treat?
Our knowledgeable team of physicians and nurses provide therapeutic care for a wide range of pain conditions, including but not limited to arthritis, headaches and migraines, back and neck pains, joint pains, ligament sprains and many other conditions.
Trust Your Care To Our Expertise
Dr. Weiss is a fully certified physician under the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and by both the Canadian and Ontario Medical Associations. Dr. Weiss completed his medical training and obtained his medical degree from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec in 2003. From then, Dr. Weiss chose to do his residency at the University of Toronto, specializing in anesthesiology. Dr. Weiss recognizes that each patient is unique and has dedicated his practice in optimizing every patient’s pain condition so that they can live a higher quality of life, as painless as possible.
Chronic pain is an overwhelming condition for both the patient and the healthcare providers. The severity and complexity of each condition requires a significant amount of attention, expertise and dedication. Patients must be carefully monitored in order to properly and adequately assess the efficacy of the interventions. Many chronic pain conditions can be multi-factorial, this means that the root cause of the pain is caused by a number of variables and the treatment towards therapeutic relief should also be multi-factorial. This is a key aspect of the treatments offered by our clinic. Find out what we can do for you.
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