An estimated 1.5 million Canadians between the ages of 12 and 44, and more than 76 million Americans over the age of 20, say they experience chronic pain. Chronic pain is typically defined as pain that lasts for a...
September is Pain Awareness Month | Dr. Ali Ghahary

Pain Awareness Month

First declared in 2001 by the American Chronic Pain Association, the main goal of Pain Awareness Month is to raise public awareness in the areas of both pain and pain management. For the last 17 years, Pain Awareness Month...
There are nearly 2 billion people worldwide that are suffering from chronic pain. In Canada, as many as 60% of working-aged adults will either lose their job or incur loss of income as a direct result of chronic pain,...
For many individuals suffering from pain, medications like Ibuprofen and Acetaminophen can help in providing them with short-term relief. Similar to Ibuprofen, long-term use of acetaminophen (such as Tylenol) is not recommended for patients suffering from chronic pain conditions –...
While it is an often-controversial subject, cannabis is something that individuals who suffer from debilitating chronic pain and other health ailments have found to be beneficial in relieving their symptoms and giving them back their quality of life. Along...
As of today, approximately 1.5 million Canadians say they suffer from chronic pain. One of the most common chronic pain conditions is fibromyalgia, which is something that family physicians like Dr. Ali Ghahary are seeing more and more frequently. With...
Canada has the highest rate of Multiple Sclerosis in the world, with approximately 1 in every 340 Canadians between the ages of 15 and 40 living with the disease. Multiple Sclerosis, also known as MS, is an autoimmune disease that...
In recognition of Fibromyalgia Awareness Month, family physician Dr. Ali Ghahary has put together information on this chronic disorder – including who it affects, how it affects them, the most common symptoms, and the treatment options that are available. As...
Thousands (if not millions) of Canadians suffer from pain every day. Pain can be acute and a result of something like a scraped knee, sprained or broken bone, which will get better over time, or can be chronic and...