“Rock bottom became the foundation upon which I built my life.” 

- J.K. Rowling -
Dr. Sharleen McDowall, Psy.D., C.Psych.
Registered Psychologist
Pain Management Pain Management

Pain Management

"I get a stabbing pain in my shoulder when I look up or turn my head." "This shoe has never given me a problem, why does my foot hurt now?" "My disc slipped out and I laid in bed all weekend" "It hurts when I lie on my side" "My shoulder hurts when I do a lot of lifting away from my body, but not with my arms closer to my body."

Does this sound like pain? When you have pain, it's hard to sort out the myths from the facts. To feel better, are you supposed to rest in bed or go jogging? Should you talk to your doctor about trying painkillers or should you steer clear? Is it worth trying that "miracle cure" that your co-worker absolutely swears cured her problem? Or do you think that pain is bearable; it's not worth asking a doctor about it?

We all experience pain to greater or lesser degrees at various points of our lives. It is said that pain is the most common reason individual seek medical attention. But, each of us perceives a given pain stimulus in our own unique manner.

Individual who suffer from pain will suffer from irritability, feeling down, more fearful, etc emotionally distanced and withdrawal from personal interactions or social activities. Even in small groups they are not willing to talk about pain, always guarding the body (pulling away when some one approach the sensitive area). Avoidance is not the answer to the problem.

At MCCG, we provide a confidential, compassionate, and non-judgmental environment where you can speak to one of our therapists. Would you like to have a pain Assessment? We can help you to know how to better manage your chronic pain and help you to focus and deep breathing to relax the body.

We can help you feel less dependent on painkillers and feel more empowered to be able to control your pain.

Call us today at 416.485.5555 Ext. 1 

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