Pain Clinics and Services

Vancouver

Provides multidisciplinary assessment, consultation, and treatment. 

Staff including Psychologist, Physicians, Anesthetists, Nurse Clinicians, Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists

Referral by GP or Specialist required.

604.682.2344 ext 63276
Vancouver

Core Program (Covered by MSP):
Trigger Point Injections
Group Medical Visits including: Starting to Change Pain, Moving to Change Pain, Healing to Change Pain, Committing to Change Pain and Nutrition to Change Pain

Core+ Program:
Peripheral Nerve Blocks (covered by MSP)
Gunn IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation) (private pay)
Occupational Therapy (private pay)
Physiotherapy (private pay)

Complex Care Services:
Pain Specialist Consultations (covered by MSP)
iSITES (Integrated Specialist Interventions Targeted by Enhanced Sonograms)  (covered by MSP)
Pain Infusion Therapy Program (private pay) 

CHANGEpain is a multidisciplinary pain management clinic led by pain physicians. Their team includes pain specialists, anaesthesiologists, general practitioners, occupational therapists, and physiotherapists. 

GP or Specialist referral required for MSP services.

phone: 604.566.9101  fax: 604.566.9102
Vancouver

Interdisciplinary, single discipline and customized assessment and treatment by physicians, pharmacists, psychologists, clinical counsellors, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and kinesiologists, vocational therapists and other rehabilitation professionals. OrionHealth empowers adults with skills and tools such that they can lead independent and productive lives despite persistent pain.

Private clinic with select services covered by WorkSafeBC, ICBC and extended health services.

Address: 201 – 3150 E. 54th Avenue Vancouver, B.C. V5S 1Z1

604 263-4998 (full interdisciplinary team available)
Vancouver

Outpatient service provided by an interdisciplinary team, including a Pediatrician, Anesthesiologist, Pain Nurse Clinician, Psychologist and Physiotherapist, with consultation provided by a Psychiatrist and Pharmacist.  Team is dedicated to the prevention and management of complex pain in children and youth.

Referral by GP or Specialist required.

604.875.2345 Ext. 5108
Vancouver

Their comprehensive continuum of services includes:

  • Single, Multi and Interdisciplinary Assessments
  • Return to Work
  • Disability Management,
  • Occupational Health Services
  • Complex Rehabilitation Services
  • Concussion Care
  • Dizziness, Balance and Vertigo
  • Ergonomic Assessments
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Functional Capacity Evaluation
  • Head Injury Rehabilitation
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Demands Analysis
  • Pre-Employment Screening
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Work Conditioning / Work Hardening, Work Site Assessments / Job Site Assessments. 

Lifemark Keefer Place has been providing excellent care to the Vancouver community since 1979.  The newly renovated 16,000 square foot facility houses an out-patient clinic providing a wide array of holistic services.  Professional staff of over 50 clinicians includes Physicians, a Psychiatrist, Psychologists, Clinical Counsellors, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Pharmacological Consultants, a Pharmacist, Neuropsychologists, a Psychometrist, Kinesiologists, Vestibular Therapists and a Speech Language Pathologist.

Lifemark has over 100 locations across Canada, so you can also search on their website for a location near you. 

GP referral preferred.  Private clinic with some services covered by MSP,
extended health insurance, Worksafe BC, ICBC.

604.687.5911
Vancouver

Multidisciplinary team including Pain Physicians, Anesthetist, Physiotherapist, Massage Therapist and Nutritional Counsellor, as well as Group Facilitators. Focus is on reducing pain, improving function and quality of life.

Private clinic with MSP coverage for some services.

604.922.2426
Surrey

We are a team of health care professionals – physicians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nurse practitioners, psychologists, social workers and pharmacists - who provide pain management through assessment, care, education and research.

Our approach to managing pain is to teach self-management.

We offer education in group settings focused on improving quality of life and decreasing pain through exercise, lifestyle changes, mood management, relaxation techniques, and mindfulness strategies.

Our pain specialist physicians provide individualized care and medical procedures (if indicated). And our physicians and pharmacists offer medication recommendations for you and your family doctor.

Referral by GP or Specialist required.

604.582.4587
Fraser

Interdisciplinary, single discipline and customized assessment and treatment by physicians, pharmacists, psychologists, clinical counsellors, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and kinesiologists, vocational therapists and other rehabilitation professionals. OrionHealth empowers adults with skills and tools such that they can lead independent and productive lives despite persistent pain.

Private clinic with select services covered by WorkSafeBC, ICBC and extended health services.

Address: 401 – 3999 Henning Dr. Burnaby, B.C. V5C 6P9

604 436-3313
Burnaby

Interdisciplinary, single discipline and customized assessment and treatment by physicians, pharmacists, psychologists, clinical counsellors, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and kinesiologists, vocational therapists and other rehabilitation professionals. OrionHealth empowers adults with skills and tools such that they can lead independent and productive lives despite persistent pain.

Private clinic with select services covered by WorkSafeBC, ICBC and extended health services.

Address: 401 – 3999 Henning Dr. Burnaby, B.C. V5C 6P9

604 436-3313
Fraser

Provides a range of medical treatments for chronic back pain, including spinal manipulation and manual therapies, prolotherapy, kinesiology and others. Staff including a Physician and Kinesiologist.

Some services covered by MSP.

604.531.0444
Fraser

Various multidisciplinary, non-surgical treatments focused on the root causes of chronic back pain, spinal stenosis, neck pain and sciatica.

Private clinic with some services covered by extended health insurance.

778.574.4999
Fraser

Interdisciplinary, single discipline and customized assessment and treatment by physicians, pharmacists, psychologists, clinical counsellors, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and kinesiologists, vocational therapists and other rehabilitation professionals. OrionHealth empowers adults with skills and tools such that they can lead independent and productive lives despite persistent pain.

Private clinic with select services covered by WorkSafeBC, ICBC and extended health services.

604.436.3313 (occupational therapy, counselling and vocational therapy services)
Fraser

Multidisciplinary team including a Physician, Psychologist, Physiotherapist, and Occupational therapist provides treatment within a cognitive behabioural framework. The program includes a physical and functional reactivation component, daily education sessions, relaxation sessions, return to work planning, and individualized sessions.

Private clinic with some services covered by extended health insurance.

604.939.3011
Maple Ridge

Physiotherapists, Registered Kinesiologists and Massage Therapists provide a variety of treatments to help restore and maintain optimal physical function and mobility.

Private clinic with MSP and extended health 
insurance coverage for some services.

604.467.8775
Interior

Specialist Physician consults (neurosurgery, orthopaedic surgery, pain management), upright MRI, diagnostic/therapeutic procedures (nerve root blocks, facet joint blocks, epidural blocks, sacroiliac joint blocks, sympathetic blocks), facet joint rhizotomies, prolotherapy, Botox injections (for pain), physiotherapy, massage therapy, laser therapy, acupuncture, restorative yoga, nutritional consultation, clinical counsellor/psychology.

 

Book a no-obligation pre-screening intake.

Phone (local): 250–828–6740 Toll Free (in North America): 1–866–759–2674
Kelowna

Pain specialists available

GP referral only.

778.478.0960
Penticton

Physiotherarpy for persistent pain, including pain management education, active pain management strategies and excerise. Therapeutic yoga classes designed specifically for people with chronic pain and depression.

Private clinic with some services covered by MSP, extended health insurance.

250.487.1455
Vernon

Massage therapy and chiropractic care with an emphasis on pain management.

Private clinic with some services covered by extended health insurance.

250.503.0123
Sparwood

Primary health care services, including pain management counselling and assessment.

250.425.6212
Nelson

Multidisciplinary pain assessment, treatment, return to work, disability management and physical health services. Staff include Physician, Kinesiologist, Social Worker, Yoga Therapist, Osteopath and Physician Assistant. Our focus is to reduce your pain, improve your daily function and quality of life. We offer prolotherapy, Botox, carpal tunnel release, facet, epidural and joint injections.

Fees: Private clinic with most fees paid by MSP, WCB or ICBC.

Appointments by GP, legal, WCB or ICBC referral.

250.352.5259
North Island

Primary health care practice nurse

250.956.4461
North Island

Pain assessment and treatment provided by a GP or Nurse Practitioner

250.283.2626
North Island

Nursing, physiotherapy, pharmacy, nutrition, mental health supports, GP consultants and complementary and alternative health practitioners.

250.850.2460
North Island

Multidisciplinary clinic with occupational therapy, physiotherapy, pharmacist specializing in chronic pain visits weekly, GP pain experts. Also provide referrals to nutritionist, social worker and mental 
health supports. Support Group, exercise programs 
and self management education.

250.331.8502
North Island

Multidisciplinary pain management services provided by a Nurse Practitioner, Chiropractor, Acupuncturist, massage therapy and Bowen therapy

Private clinic with some services covered by extended 
health insurance or MSP coverage.

250.339.1148
Central Island
  • Weekly interdisciplinary team meetings to discuss cases. GPs are invited and encouraged to join us for these via phone or in person. They take place Thursdays, 8:00 am-9:00 am 
  • Introductory self-management classes, covering neurology and anatomy as it relates to chronic pain conditions
  • Advanced self-management classes
  • Occupational Therapy that employs progressive techniques that encourage changes in the nervous system (graded motor imagery, mirror box therapy and others)
  • Low back and neck pain groups, aqua therapy and gym classes led by Physical Therapists
  • Group TENS trials
  • Mindfulness meditation led by our Social Worker, offered in groups as well as one on one sessions.
  • Psychology group sessions, one on one sessions also available on a limited basis.
  • We offer educational classes on the pharmacology of pain medications as well as sparing one-on-one consults with our pain Pharmacist
  • Consultations with Pain Fellowship-trained and North American board-certified specialists, when appropriate

All services are covered by MSP. We accept patients with active WCB and ICBC claims, with pre-approval.

We are an interdisciplinary pain program that aims to increase functionality in our patients and empower them to be their own care providers. We offer education, group therapies and, when appropriate, medical procedures. Our facilities offer dedicated suites for fluoroscopy and ultrasound procedures. As a hospital-based clinic we also have operating room privileges as well as emergency personnel on-hand at all times, maximizing the safety of high-risk procedures like spinal injections.

Due to the comprehensive nature of our pain program we also serve as a training facility for nursing students and specialist physicians with an interest in pain. We are unique in that our physician staff consists of only North American board-certified pain specialists trained at the University of Western Ontario, the Cleveland Clinic and the University of Michigan. They have advanced training and experience in spinal intervention, spinal cord stimulation, intrathecal pump placement and radiofrequency lesioning. We commonly treat complex chronic cancer pain, severe refractory neuropathic pain syndromes and spine and musculoskeletal pain. Our team strongly believes that medical interventions, such as injections or surgery, are needed and appropriate in only a minority of cases. Rather, we prioritize education, rehabilitation and self-management. Our approach was shaped by the training and experience of each of our team members and continues to be revised in accordance with the most current research on chronic pain.

Our physicians also have training and experience with alternative therapies such as chiropractic and prolotherapy and strive to offer a balanced perspective. We take time to discuss all the available treatment options and help patients navigate through the myriad of information on pain medicine.

All of our patients go through our Explain Pain group, an education program designed to help individuals better understand their pain such that they can begin to come to terms with it and learn to better care for themselves and regain control over their lives. Following the Explain Pain group, patients may involve themselves in other aspects of our pain program including rehabilitation therapies.

If you are a pain patient interested in gaining a deeper understanding of your condition and are motivated to play an active role in your care, please have your GP fill out the ISLAND HEALTH online referral form.

250.739.5978
Central Island

GPs, Nursing, physiotherapy, massage therapy, acupuncture, Parks and Recreation partnerships (e.g., Fit Beginnings)

250.731.1310
South Island

Royal Jubilee Pain Program is an interdisciplinary chronic pain program that provides self-management and education  programs to understand and move forward in life with persistent pain. Our team consists of pain-fellowship trained pain physicians, psychology, physio/Occ Therapy, Social work, Pharmacy , RNs and LPNs. 

All services are covered by MSP.

 

Weekly drop-in orientation is open to public to learn about chronic pain and introduce our services and programs.

Referral required from GP or specialist – see www.viha.ca/pain_program for referral.

250.519.1836 or 250.370.8111 (local 13815)
South Island

Physiotherapy, Registered Massage Therapy.

Private practice working closely with a team of physicians who specialize in treating pain.

No referral necessary.

250.652.6515
South Island

Physiotherapy, Registered Massage Therapy.

Private practice working closely with a team of physicians who specialize in treating pain.

No referral necessary.

250.656.4717
South Island

Multi-disciplinary assessment completed by a physician, psychologist, physiotherapist, and occupational therapist to identify critical barriers to recovery and appropriate treatment planning. Treatment focuses on a cognitive-behavioural approach to pain management with the goal of improving an individual's insight into their pain experience and ability to self-manage pain more effectively to facilitate functional recovery and a return to productive living.

250.383.3638
South Island

myoActivation (trigger point injections and fascia dry needling). 

All services covered by MSP,
 WorksafeBC (with WSBC pre-approval), ICBC.

Family physician, nurse practitioner, or specialist referral required

250-590-7300  fax: 250-590-7399

Vancouver
  • Restore Your Nervous System with Marla Waal - when pain persists, we become tense and it can hurt to move. This class is open to anyone seeking to move, live, and breathe with less tension, and less pain.
  • Fridays 12.45pm

719 West 16th Ave
Vancouver, B.C.

Reception Hours:
Monday-Thursday 8:30am - 7:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 6:30pm
Saturday 8:30am - 12:00pm

Studio Hours:
Monday-Friday 7:30am - 8:30pm
Saturday 8:30am -12:15pm

604-879-2900
Fraser

Interdisciplinary, single discipline and customized assessment and treatment by physicians, pharmacists, psychologists, clinical counsellors, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and kinesiologists, vocational therapists and other rehabilitation professionals. OrionHealth empowers adults with skills and tools such that they can lead independent and productive lives despite persistent pain.

Visit the OrionHealth Physiotherapy Surrey website.

Private clinic with select services covered by WorkSafeBC, ICBC and extended health services.

Address: 120 – 16555 Fraser Highway Surrey, B.C. V4N OE9

604 575-2325
Surrey

Interdisciplinary, single discipline and customized assessment and treatment by physicians, pharmacists, psychologists, clinical counsellors, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and kinesiologists, vocational therapists and other rehabilitation professionals. OrionHealth empowers adults with skills and tools such that they can lead independent and productive lives despite persistent pain.

Visit the OrionHealth Physiotherapy Surrey website.

Private clinic with select services covered by WorkSafeBC, ICBC and extended health services.

Address: 120 – 16555 Fraser Highway Surrey, B.C. V4N OE9

604 575-2325
Interior
  • Chiropractic care 
  • Registered Massage Therapy
  • Acupuncture and cupping
  • Prenatal treatments
  • Naturopathic medicine

Active Living is one of only a handful of clinics in British Columbia that offer a synergistic blend of Chiropractic, Active Release Techniques® (ART®), Graston Technique®, Kinesiotaping®, Custom Orthotics, LiteCure Laser, Registered Massage Therapy, Registered Acupuncture & Cupping, Naturopathic Medicine and Regenerative Injection Therapies.

Dr. Chris Carter, one of the clinic's practioners, has an MSc in PainManagement and focuses on providing: 

  • Chiropractic care with evidence-informed chronic pain assessment and management
  • Chronic back and neck pain, whiplash associated disorder, hip and shoulder pain.
250-448-8008
Kelowna
  • Chiropractic care 
  • Registered Massage Therapy
  • Acupuncture and cupping
  • Prenatal treatments
  • Naturopathic medicine

Active Living is one of only a handful of clinics in British Columbia that offer a synergistic blend of Chiropractic, Active Release Techniques® (ART®), Graston Technique®, Kinesiotaping®, Custom Orthotics, LiteCure Laser, Registered Massage Therapy, Registered Acupuncture & Cupping, Naturopathic Medicine and Regenerative Injection Therapies.

Dr. Chris Carter, one of the clinic's practioners, has an MSc in PainManagement and focuses on providing: 

  • Chiropractic care with evidence-informed chronic pain assessment and management
  • Chronic back and neck pain, whiplash associated disorder, hip and shoulder pain.
250-448-8008
Vancouver

The Pharmacists Clinic at the UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences is Canada's first university-affiliated, licensed, pharmacist-led patient care clinic. It provides the highest possible standard of health consultation services to patients, learning opportunities for health professionals and students alike, and a living laboratory environment that supports health care research and evaluation.

Please note prescription-filling services are not offered.

Second floor in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Building, UBC Point Grey Campus. 
2405 Wesbrook Mall, 
Vancouver, BC 
V6T 1Z3.

You can contact the clinic directly via their website. 

Advance trained pharmacists provide comprehensive medication management in a collaborative environment with the patient and their care teams. Each pharmacist has advanced training with experience in pain syndromes, and sees patients one on one. Patients receive answers to their medication questions, participate in their own medication care-planning, and get assistance in ensuring they are able to manage their therapy at home for the best possible outcomes. The clinic models the best practices about client-cantered care, informed decision-making, virtual collaboration in care teams, and interpretation of the evidence.

(604) 827-2584
Central Island

Specifically designed for people with persistent pain, this free, physiotherapist-led class series teaches people how to move safely and mindfully to help manage pain. This is an eight-week class series that typically runs in the spring and fall, in three communities on the West Coast of Vancouver Island.

Fall 2017 Class Series:

Thursdays, September 8 - November 16, 2017

For more information, view the Gentle Movement and Relaxation Fall 2017 Poster.

Ty-Histanis
Venue TBC
10:00-11:30am

Tofino
Tofino Community Hall
12:30-2:00pm

Ucluelet
Ucluelet Community Centre
3:15-4:45pm

To enroll, request a doctor's referral from one of these clinics:

  • Tonquin Medical Clinic 250-725-3282
  • Ucluelet Medical Clinic 250-726-4443
  • Ahousaht Medical Clinic 250-670-2509
Nelson

The Rise Wellness pain clinic has a team of healthcare providers who can help you with a variety of strategies to manage your pain. The team includes doctors of different specialties as well as non-physician providers specializing in the diagnosis and management of chronic pain.

Your treatment may include working with counsellors, physical therapists, and complementary and alternative therapists such as acupuncturists or massage therapists. Together, they will put together a pain-management plan for you. If the pain treatment you have tried doesn’t provide relief, a pain clinic may help.

RISE BC Wellness Centre
203–518 Lake Street
Nelson, BC   V1L 4C6

250-352-5259
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