Chronic pain affects approximately one third of the population, at great cost to the individual patient and to society. With the ageing population and improved survival rates for conditions such as cancer, these figures will probably increase. Pain management, especially regarding chronic pain, is therefore at the core of the McGill University Health Centre’s (MUHC) medical activities, and supports many clinical departments.
The MUHC Pain Program is at the forefront in the field of pain research and management, through excellence and innovation in clinical care, pain education and community collaboration and is staffed by dedicated professionals committed to alleviating pain and suffering by means of the following activities:
1. Pain treatment programs for patients
2. Research into pain
3. Educational programs for clinicians and scientists