The Chronic Pain Management Unit of Hamilton Health Sciences is located on the 2nd Floor of the Wilcox Building at Chedoke Hospital, near the edge of the Niagara escarpment, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Chronic Pain is a complicated condition affecting roughly one in ten Canadians. It involves a complex set of problems including physical, cognitive, emotional, social and environmental factors. We understand the challenges involved in trying to assist people suffering from chronic pain and we are here to help.
Chronic pain can disrupt your home life, your relationships, and your ability to work. It is frustrating living with chronic pain becuase there is no significant way to reduce or eliminate it. In an effort to deal with your condition, you may have tried medication, physiotherapy, and surgery, only to be disappointed by the end result. After searching for a cure you may have been told or come to realize that the pain you are experiencing is chronic. Doctors or other health care professionals may have said to you …. "learn to live with it"; however, no one has told you how.
At the Chedoke Chronic Pain Management Unit we can help you learn how to live with pain by teaching and coaching you on strategies and approaches that can improve your function and quality of life. You do not have to figure it all out by yourself. Participation in our Program connects you with others who have chronic pain and with our experienced staff. Within this environment you can learn and apply skills to help you cope with your pain condition.
We provide an interdisciplinary cognitive behavioural, and rehabilitation approach to pain management. Drawing on expertise and resources of one of Canada's leading university-affiliated teaching hospitals, our goal-oriented treatment focuses on helping individuals with chronic pain regain control of their lives in spite of their pain. In addition, the Pain Program is committed to ongoing program evaluation and pain research.