Medically speaking, pain is a complex experience which is influenced by psychological factors as well as by a sequence of physiological events initiated by physical injuries or pathologic conditions. The International Association for the Study of Pain defined it as an “unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage or described in terms of such damage”
When pain is presented in the body, it can result from a variety of different factors, and if the source of the pain is not treated correctly, then progress will be minimal.
Pain Ease’s approach is different: we assess the person, not the pain. Pain should be treated as a disease entity, not as symptom or manifestation of previous trauma or a metabolic condition. Therefore, collaboration between specialized health care practitioners is crucial for addressing different angles of pain. In any pain presentation, neurofunctional, metabolic, hormonal, psychological, nutritional, detoxification and biomechanical aspects should be addressed before any structural correction.
It may be hard to believe, but structural damage does not always result in pain! For example, if you take two patients with identical structural damage, there will often be a significant variation in how they perceive and report their pain levels! In fact, your brain’s association with the structural damage is the real cause of your pain. (Please keep in mind that we are referring to your physical brain, not the thinking mind).
At Pain Ease Naturopathic Clinic, we treat the muscular dysfunction, your body’s physical limitation, and help your mind handle your pain perception. We teach our patients an important skill set: to dissociate their structural damage with any pain that they have.
This example applies particularly to pain management; the more your doctor understands how the pain is interpreted by your brain, the more could be done to alleviate it. The more we focus on improving your functional goals (such as getting your quality of life back), the more effective the therapeutic outcomes.
One effective method to alleviate pain is by embracing a neurofunctional approach to modulate the pain and/or other dysfunctions of the nervous system, along with their effectors (muscles, vessels, glands, immune cells, etc.). This is accomplished with a peripheral nerve stimulation technique that is performed fine solid needles and low frequent micro electric current.
Pain Ease’s approach focus on therapeutic outcomes , in simple words,We determine your current function, identify any functional limitations and severity, work on modifiable factors, and track outcome.
By creating a quantitative measure of effectiveness and efficiency of our treatment, we can track your results , and also track your satisfaction!! At admission, you will complete an assessment specific to the body part or impairment that needs treatment. From these responses, the functional status measure score is calculated. This is a score between 0-100 that represents your functional ability.
Dr. Abdullah Abd Elaziz,ND has an uncommon background that really shines in the area of pain management. Abdullah was a practicing Anesthesiologist and Pain management Doctor in Egypt and Saudi Arabia, and upon his arrival to Canada, he decided to become a Naturopathic Doctor. Abdullah Completed a Pain management and Anesthesiology 4 years residency program in a University Hospital in Egypt before becoming Naturopathic Doctor and a member of College of Naturopath of Ontario , Dr Abdullah Further his training in Naturopathic medicine and graduated from a two years program of Clinical Naturopathic Residency at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.
He combines thirteen years of experience in the field of conventional medicine pain management as regional and axial nerve block with his naturopathic medical training and incorporation of Naturopathic modalities to come up with a unique model of pain management.He also has an extensive research background on Elderly pain management.
This model of treatment uses non-invasive or minimally invasive techniques to alleviate the pain: with no drugs or chemicals while sill effectively freeing his patients from their pain.
For over sixteen years in the medical field, he has helped patients with acute and chronic pain related to sports injuries, post-operative, post-ICU rehabilitation, and cancer.