Trigger Point Injections

A Trigger Point Injection (TPI) is the insertion of needle into a tight band of muscle and/or fascia (the membrane that envelops muscles).  At CHANGEpain, we usually inject 0.9% saline, which has the same concentration as your blood. The saline helps the muscle contract and relax.

Trigger Point Injections are covered by MSP.

 

iSITES: Ultrasound Guided Injections

iSITES stands for “Integrated Specialist Interventions Targeted by Enhanced Sonograms”.  The iSITES program includes more complex pain procedures performed under ultrasound (sonogram) imaging.

The iSITES program is covered by MSP.

 
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Infusion Therapy

Lidocaine and Ketamine Infusion Therapy can reduce or eliminate pain for people with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, neuralgia, post herpetic pain, chronic diabetic neuropathy, vascular headaches, centralized pain, or widespread pain.

CHANGEpain is the first community clinic in BC accredited to deliver Pain Infusion Therapies.  

Infusion Therapy is not covered by MSP.

 
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Extended Health Services

CHANGEpain offers the following extended health services to patients referred by their CHANGEpain physicians. 

  • Psychology
  • Physiotherapy
  • Chiropractic / Exercise Physiology 
  • Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS)
  • Prolotherapy

These services are not covered by MSP