chronic pain

Health advocates ask Saskatchewan medical cannabis users to talk with physicians, pharmacies

April 20 has been a day of advocacy for cannabis use long before its legalization in Canada. This year, health advocates are asking for more people to pursue proper health channels when accessing medical marijuana products. Founder and CEO of the SheCann medical cannabis community,… Read More »Health advocates ask Saskatchewan medical cannabis users to talk with physicians, pharmacies

Chronic pain management is big business in Ontario – and these four private clinic chains dominate the industry

Using nerve blocks to treat chronic pain has grown from a fringe, experimental treatment into big business in Ontario. At the centre of the business model are high-billing doctors. Of Ontario’s 100 top-billing doctors in fiscal year 2017-18, 17 have a pain practice. Nearly 60… Read More »Chronic pain management is big business in Ontario – and these four private clinic chains dominate the industry

Chronic pain patients praise nerve blocks for freeing them from the shackles of pain

Seven years ago, Mississauga resident Tony Iaboni was diagnosed with a hereditary condition that led to repeated back injuries, causing two herniated discs, spinal stenosis and sciatica. He went from workers’ compensation to permanent disability. “Imagine somebody taking an ice pick and jamming it through… Read More »Chronic pain patients praise nerve blocks for freeing them from the shackles of pain