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Pain Management Groups
Self Management

We offer classes in pain education and pain management to empower patients by learning about chronic pain physiology and tools for effective self-management. Patients are then eligible to register for 8-week programs such as cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness for pain management. It has been shown to decrease pain associated anxiety and improve overall pain and suffering by 20-30%. You will receive an invitation to attend a Pain Management Workshop before or after seeing a physician at the pain clinic. We strongly recommend attendance.

Consult Services

A referral is required from your family physician or referring specialist. You will be contacted as soon as we receive the referral to fill out our mandatory intake form. The intake form provides the doctor with important information that helps direct your care. During your initial visit, the doctor will discuss your treatment plan with you. After each visit a report will be sent to your referring physician to provide some guidance in your care. We offer a shared care model where the primary care physician remains central in your care.

Medical Management

There are several medical options available to treat chronic pain. Studies have shown that 1 in 3 patients will get 30-40% relief from most pain medications available. Your doctor will discuss your medications with you and may have a pharmacist contact you for a Medication Review.

Interventional Treatments

our physicians are trained to perform image guided (ultrasound or x-ray guided) spine and peripheral joint injections, nerve blocks, as well as soft tissue injections using various modalities. Studies have shown that injection treatments may improve 2 in 3 patient's pain by 40-50% for 6-10 weeks on average. The treatments may contain local anesthetics only, local anesthetics and cortisone or local anesthetics and dextrose (prolotherapy).

We perform spine and soft tissue procedures, most of which are covered by the Medical Services Plan, but some may not be, and the cost will be discussed at your visit.

Please look at the handouts we provide under the education link.

Rehab / Physiotherapy

Your doctor will direct you the best rehab option for you. Some people benefit from physical therapy, while others need to attend a Rec Centre Health and Wellness Program. Restoration of function is our goal, and this is only possible with all parties working together.

Psychology Services

In conjunction with the UBCO Psychology Dept, many patients may be offered free psychology services through our clinic. Your doctor will refer you to this service and a psychologist will call you to determine the best plan of care for you.

Hospital
Ambulatory Care
2268 Pandosy St
Kelowna, BC V1Y 1T2
Clinic
309-2755 Tutt St
Kelowna, BC V1Y 0G1
Call
Tel: 250-860-9754
Fax: 250-860-9760
Calls answered 9AM-12PM, 1PM-4PM
Clinic Hours
Monday - Friday 8AM - 5PM
Dr. Paul Etheridge

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