Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Institute (ORI) is a multidisciplinary outpatient facility that aims to streamline both primary and private healthcare services.
O ur vision is to execute high quality evidence-based practices and provide equal opportunities for all patients with Chronic Pain injuries.
ORI is pleased to offer OHIP funded medical consultations for assessment in the following areas:
- Chronic pain management consultations
- Procedural Medicine/Injections
- Narcotic Reduction and Pain Transition Program
About the Clinic
At ORI's Chronic Pain Clinic, we treat and manage many conditions related to pain, including back, neck and knee pain, sciatica, neuropathic (hyper-sensitive) pain, headaches, and more. We also offer a Narcotic Reduction and Pain Transition Program. Our doctors are patient-centered and are committed to utilizing an interdisciplinary and evidence-based approach to managing painful conditions.Learn More
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Narcotic Reduction Program
Our narcotic reduction program focuses on weaning patients off narcotics and helping them transition back to their normal lives.
EligibilityTo be eligible for this program, patients must first have a family physician who can refer them to our clinic. After a scheduled primary visit, our physicians will work alongside the patient to develop a plan for reducing narcotic consumption.
Program DetailsThe program varies in length depending on patient status and improvement. As all patients are different, some may improve faster than others, requiring less treatment and time. Active participation in this program is important. Patients will sign consent forms and attend regular follow-ups that are scheduled approximately every 2 weeks. During follow-up visits, we will continue with the established plan, advising patients on how to effectively and efficiently taper their consumption of medication in order to minimize withdrawal symptoms. We utilize a general guideline of tapering dosages by 10% on a bi-weekly basis and modify as necessary to cater to our patients’ bodies and needs.
SymptomsAs it normally takes the brain a little over a week to adjust to the reduced dosages, patients may experience symptoms of insomnia, mood changes, muscle aches, restlessness, etc. During your primary visit, our physicians will explain in details what sort of withdrawal symptoms to expect during your transaction. While the transition period may be difficult, it is beneficial in the long-term and as your healthcare providers, we are here to guide and support you every step of the way towards your recovery.
Pain Transition Program
Our pain reduction program focuses on helping patients manage their pain, so they can get back enjoying life. Unfortunately, a cure for chronic pain does not exist, however, it is possible to reduce the level of pain with the right program!