A new image guidance system is helping surgeons pinpoint locations in the body with precise accuracy for procedures such as pinpointing a brain tumour of finding an exact insertion spot of a spinal screw thanks to a $230,000 grant from the Health Sciences Foundation. This level of precision means less damage to healthy tissue during surgery resulting in better outcomes, reduced pain and shorter recovery times for patients.
Living with low back pain isn’t easy. Besides managing the pain itself, low back pain can limit your ability to do everyday tasks including walking and taking stairs. It can be a huge inconvenience in your day and may lead to further chronic conditions and complications due to your lack of mobility.
The Inter-Professional Spine Assessment and Education Clinics (ISAEC) is a province-wide program designed to help you get the low back pain help you need faster. In Northwestern Ontario, an Advanced Practice Provider in community clinics will assess your low back pain and provide you with personalized care options.
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Patients must be referred to the ISAEC program by their primary care provider or another health care professional registered with the program.
For Primary Care Providers and Health Professionals
Referral to the Inter-Professional Spine Assessment and Education Clinics (ISAEC) rapid access clinic at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre is available to those primary care providers who are registered with the program. More information for health care providers about making a referral can be found on our Referrals page.
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