Pain Management Program (PMP)

This multidisciplinary program is designed to assist the patient who has been injured in a motor vehicle accident or work related accidents and continues to experience pain symptoms and restrictions far longer than would have been expected, despite receiving appropriate medical care.

The goal of this multidisciplinary program is to improve both the physical and psychological management of pain. Specific goal oriented programs to maximize recovery, coping and functioning are provided by a team of experienced and supportive professionals.

Patients complete a screening process, and a medical assessment by a chronic pain consultant. Those patients who are accepted into the multidisciplinary program must make the commitment to attend the program 5 days a week, for 8 weeks. Each week of the program has a specific emphasis, across all areas of treatment. These programs start at regular intervals, with 8 to 10 patients in each session.

Our Experts

Our experts come from different specialities like:
  • Chronic Pain
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Physiatry
  • Neurology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Internal Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Kinesiology
  • Chiropractics

All these experts are working together to provide a comprehensive Multi-disciplinary clinic to cover all areas of Independent Medical Evaluation. The experts routinely conduct Independent Medical Evaluations for insurance companies, legal practices and provide comprehensive quality reports with rapid turn over time to our clients.

Our doctors have extensive experience in the treatment and management of chronic pain conditions, and chronic pain syndromes.

Being chronic pain treatment providers puts Toronto Poly Clinic doctors in a better position to provide valid objective opinions on every case we evaluate for our clients.

Pain management is the specialty of our Chiropractor, since his practice is based in a facility that treats only chronic pain patients. He uses several muscle release techniques, trigger point protocols, education, chiropractic adjustments and mobilizations geared to this patient population.

One-on-one exercise is provided by a therapist who has over 10 years of experience in the field of rehabilitation. He is qualified to provide pain management education, functional assessments (Hanoun Certified), and rehabilitative exercise.

  • Medical Marijuana for Pain

  • Inclusion Criteria

    CNCP conditions include:

    • Neuropathic Pain: Diabetic, Post traumatic, Post Herpetic, central, wide spread neuropathic pain
    • Multiple sclerosis (MS) muscle spasms and/or pain
    • Chronic abdominal pain of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative colitis)
    • Chronic pelvic pain, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), advanced endometriosis
    • Complex regional pain syndrome
    • Phantom limb pain
    • Chronic Post-surgical pain
    • Chronic intractable headaches
    • Chronic musculoskeletal (MSK) pain due to recurrent seizure disorder
    • Failed back syndrome with neuropathic or mixed pain non responsive to other treatments
  • Exclusion Criteria

    • Cardiovascular disease (angina, peripheral vascular disease, cerebrovascular disease, arrhythmias), respiratory or oral disease or any other serious systemic disorders
    • Cancer pain
    • Pregnancy, planning to become pregnant or breast feeding
    • History of schizophrenia, other psychosis, other significant psychiatric disorder or unstable mood disorder
    • Younger than 25 years old (Relative exclusion: Exceptional consideration can be made for extreme cases of younger than 25 years old with the absolute cut off at 18 years old)
    • History of any legal issues related to Cannabis, alcohol or other controlled substances
    • Previous history of any adverse or serious adverse events due to use of cannabis
  • Subject withdrawal criteria

    Participants are free to withdraw from the study anytime they wish. Beware, if any patient display side effects from medical cannabis, this patient will be excluded from the study.

    Dr. Kevin Rod, the principal investigator of this study, has extensive experience in conducting clinical trials on new medications. For example, Toronto Poly Clinic conducted five of the multi-center clinical trials of the newest opioid medication: Tepentadol and was the largest Canadian recruiter center for these studies. Dr. Rod has a long history of performing medical investigations on the quality assurance of physician prescribing practices for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. As a result, he is very familiar with the standards of practice in prescribing controlled substances.

    Dr. Rod is conducting ethical high standard medical research on Medical Cannabis so we may have a better understanding about effects and side effects of this substance in the hopes of finding better ways to help our patients.

    Participation is free of charge to patients.

    Please note:

    Toronto Poly Clinic does not engage in the unethical practice of accepting referral fees from Licensed Producers for referring patients or prescribing medical marijuana to patients by way of providing medical documents or any other means.

We are accepting new patients for our Medical Cannabis Program. Please fill out our MMP Referral Form and email it to mmp@torontopolyclinic.com