Universal Health & Rehabilitation

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Non-Pharmacological Pain Management

Physiotherapy:  We provide a variety of physiotherapy modalities that help reduce and modulate your pain.  We have several forms of Electrical Stimulation, Ultrasound, Thermotherapy and Cryotherapy that we use to help reduce muscle spasm and inflammation associated with Chronic Pain.

Orthopaedic Devices:  We use and provide a number of orthopaedic devices to patients that help improve the overall biomechanics function of your joints, alleviating stress and strain on injured tissue and helping to reduce pain.  This included SOT, Cervical Traction, Orthotics, and Neck and Back Lordosis Devices

Manual Physical Medicine:  We use a number of research based physical medicine techniques to "change your brain", and reduce or stop pain.  fMRI research has shown that Chiropractic, Acupuncture and Exercise can change the way your brain works, and REDUCE or STOP PAIN.And we have the winning formula to help. 

Pain Services

What is Chronic Pain?

Simply put, chronic pain is pain that last 3-6 months, or longer then would be expected for a typical condition.


There are three types of chronic pain.  The type of chronic pain will determine the treatment need.


  1.  Nociceptive (pain due to tissue damage)
  2.  Neuropathic (pain due to nerve injury)
  3.  Mixed (pain due to a combination of nociceptive and neuropathic)

Type of Chronic Pain Treatment
 Pharmacologic
 Rehabilitative
 Psychological
 Neurostimulation
 Interventional
 Surgical
 Complementary and Alternative

The goal of pain management will vary from patient to patient.  Those patients characterized with high levels of persistent pain obtain the greatest benefit when treated through an interdisciplinary apporach.

What is the Importance of a Doctor's Credentialed Status

Doctors obtain a general knowledge basis in medical, chiropractic, physical therapy, or occupational therapy school.  Depending on the program, this allows for an indepth knowledge of anatomy, neurology, biochemistry, system physiology, orthopeadics, etc.


Specialty conditions such as Chronic Pain require additional training as the shear volumn of information regarding this subject is to cumbersome to obtain in a medical program.


The importance of this training is further supported by the following:


  • Johns Hopkins University Medical School fast facts.
    • Up to 67% of chronic neck and back pain were miss diagnosed.
  • The American Academy of Pain Management reports that Medical Doctors ONLY Receive 9 hours of Pain Management Training in 4 YEARS!
  • The Need for a Canadian Pain Strategy.  By Mary Lynch, President of the Canadian Pain Society.  This article shows the overall lack of specific pain management per profession. 
Total Academic Training
 Hours
 Chiropractic
  50+
Dentistry
 15
 Medicine
 16
 Nursing
 31
 Occupational Therapy
 28
 Pharmacy
 13
 Physical Therapy
  41

Pain Management Medical Doctor vs. Chiropractor.  Link

Physical Medicine Treatment Options

Conditions We Treat

  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Brain Injury (mild traumatic brain injury)
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Cervical Spine Pain (Sprain/Strain)
  • Chronic Post - Operative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrom
  • Degenerative Disc Disease 
  • Disc Herniation 
  • Dorsal Column Injury
  • Facet Arthritis / Syndrome 
  • Failed Back Surgery 
  • Failed Neck Surgery 
  • Fibromyalgia 
  • Headache (Migraine, Tension, Chronic)
  • Hip Pain
  • Jaw Pain / TMJ
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Limb Pain (Upper and Lower Limbs)
  • Lumbar Spine Pain (Sprain/Strain)
  • Myofascial Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Neurogenic Pain Syndromes
  • Nerve Entrapment Syndromes  
  • Nutrition (Reduce Pain)
  • Osteoarthritis 
  • Plantar Fasciitis 
  • Rib Pain
  • SacroIliac Joint Pain (Sprain/Strain)
  • Sciatica 
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Thoracic Spine Pain (Sprain/Strain)
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

How to Achieve Effective Pain Management!


  • Effective pain management starts with a comprehensive assessment.  

  • Diagnosis must be specific to the individual.

  • Diagnosis must be associated with nociceptive or neuropathic pain

  • Treatment must assess the biopsychosocial model of pain

  • Treatment must consider subjective pain and effect on ADL's

What Sets Us Apart.

Credentialed Status:


  • Diplomate American Academy of Pain Management
  • Diplomate Canadian Academy of Pain Management
  • Training in over 140 CME continuing education courses.
  • For a list of additional credentialed doctors please click here.