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MUHC Alan Edwards Pain Management Unit

Welcome to the MUHC - Alan Edwards Pain Management Unit website


Who we are:

The MUHC - Alan Edwards Pain Management Unit (AEPMU) is a bilingual hospital-based multidisciplinary pain treatment facility within the McGill Department of Anesthesia, serving the McGill University Health Centre, the greater Montreal community and surrounding areas, as well as other regions of Quebec, and eastern Ontario.

What we do:

  • Provide multidisciplinary treatment for patients with pain, using state-of-the-art methods
  • Educate health-care professionals and students in the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for relieving pain;
  • Conduct research to advance the treatment of pain;
  • Increase the visibility of pain as a disease in itself, requiring specialized knowledge and treatment.

Pain, when it serves no useful purpose, is considered to be a disease in itself that requires specialized treatment. When a person suffers from ongoing pain, not only does the body hurt, but many aspects of life become affected and contribute to suffering. To address the multifaceted nature of pain, the MUHC AEPMU aims not only to relieve pain, but also to restore activity and improve quality of life, while at the same time reducing long-term use of health-care services. These objectives are met through the combined efforts of a multidisciplinary team of diverse pain specialists.

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