Grand River Hospital’s Pain Management Centre at the Freeport Campus can help offer you assessment and treatment for chronic pain.
Chronic pain is generally defined as constant or intermittent pain that lasts longer than three months after initial onset. It extends well beyond the normal time expected for healing of tissue, and is distinct from what we call acute pain in that it is no longer behaving like the defensive warning system that helps to protect our bodies from harm (Source: http://chronicpainmanagement.ca, opens in a new tab).
We want to help patients decrease their level of pain and suffering so they can get back to their maximum level of functioning and independence, helping to restore their quality of life.
Please note that referrals to the centre are from your family doctor; you cannot refer yourself to the clinic at this time.
We encourage you to learn more about the centre and how it might help you. Please call 519-749-4300 extension 7860 for questions.
Pain management centre at GRH’s Freeport Campus to offer new care options for patients with chronic painFebruary 15, 2019
Patients in Waterloo Region and Guelph Wellington experiencing chronic pain now have better care options and support through a specialized service at the region’s largest physical rehabilitation centre.
Dr. Scott Cook: providing relief and hope for patients with chronic painFebruary 6, 2019
When Dr. Scott Cook saw an opportunity to help establish a new pain management centre in Waterloo Region at Grand River Hospital, he jumped at the chance. Dr. Cook is a physiatrist, or a doctor who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation.