Pain Management Clinic

Our goal at the Pan Am Pain Management Clinic is to work with you to achieve your goals and develop an active approach to manage your pain.  Our team will provide you with education and support to improve your quality of life.  We will work with you and your family doctor to define a treatment plan and resources to help you manage your painful condition to the best of our ability.  Once your specific plan is in place, you will be discharged from the Pain Management Clinic and your family physician will continue with your ongoing care plan.

Our multidisciplinary team includes anaesthetists, a physical medicine rehabilitation physician, a family physician with an interest and additional expertise in the management of pain, as well as nursing staff, a pain psychologist, a physiotherapist and support staff.

Pain Clinic Office

Contact Information

Phone Number: 204.927.2609 or 204.925.7485
Fax Number: 204.927.2673
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Director of Pain Clinic - Dr. Ryan Amadeo (Phone 204.927.2609 or 204.925.7485, Fax 204.927.2673)

The Pain Management Clinic department is located on the Second Floor of the Pan Am Clinic.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the Pain Management Clinic prescribe medical marijuana?

No, currently the physician group at the clinic does not prescribe medical marijuana.  This is due to the lack of research-based evidence supporting its use in chronic non-cancer pain management along with current governmental practices surrounding the dispensation of medical marijuana.

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Do I need a referral?

Yes, you must have a referral from your family doctor, nurse practitioner or a specialist before an appointment can be booked for you.

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How do I book an appointment?

Once you have been seen initially at the Pain Management Clinic, you may book your own follow-up appointments by calling us at 204.927.2609 or 204.925.7485

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What should I wear to my appointment?

Wear your regular clothes to your appointment.  The physician may ask you to put on a gown for assessment.

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What should I bring to my appointment?

  • A valid health card (i.e. purple Manitoba Health Card)
  • A current list of medications
  • Family members or significant others are welcome to attend your appointment with you.
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Is there a fee for my appointment or is it covered by my Manitoba Health card?

Appointments in the Pain Management Clinic are covered when a valid Manitoba Health card is presented.  We also accept valid health cards from all other Canadian Provinces and Territories, with the exception of Quebec.

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What is chronic pain?

Chronic pain is defined as an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience which is ongoing and lasts for more than 3-6 months.  The source of pain may or may not be known.  Each person has different circumstances that make their pain experience unique; identifying the cause of the pain, how the pain is affecting your life, and how long the pain has lasted.

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What are the causes of chronic pain?

Chronic pain may result from trauma or injury, medical conditions or diseases, or the cause of pain may not be known.

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What are the sources of chronic pain?

Pain can come from your muscles, nerves, organs in your body, bones, and joints or from poor circulation.

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