OUR TREATMENT FOCUS
Summertree Medical Clinic holds a unique position in the management of chronic pain as the only medical cannabinoid clinic in Canada helmed by a rheumatologist. Our primary focus is the care of patients struggling with chronic pain due to joint and nerve damage. Those struggling with pain, disability, disrupted sleep, insomnia, and fatigue are typical patients seen at the clinic. Arthritis, soft tissue, and nerve pain respond well to cannabinoid therapy. Consultations for the ACMPR program are free of charge.
Arthritis is joint inflammation or damage that leads to pain and disability. There are many causes for arthritis, including wear and tear, inflammation or previous accidental injury. Beyond pain, stiffness, loss of flexibility, fatigue, and poor sleep are other symptoms associated with arthritis that can negatively affect quality of life.
Osteoarthritis | Degenerative disk disease | Trauma | Inflammatory conditions such as Rheumatoid arthritis
Nerve damage, spasm and pain occurs in conditions such as multiple sclerosis, diabetes, injury or as a side effect of medications (e.g., chemotherapy). Common symptoms include shooting or burning pain; pins and needles; or numbness.
Nerve damage | Spasm and pain | Multiple sclerosis | Diabetes | Injury or as a side effect of medications (e.g., chemotherapy)
BOOK A CANNABIS CONSULTATION IN 3 EASY STEPS
YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT
If applicable, please bring the following documentation:
- Letters from your primary or supporting physicians
- Results of previous tests (MRI, X-ray, Ultrasound)
- Current medications or pharmacy printout
These documents, along with a complete history and physical exam, will help determine if cannabinoid treatment is right for you.
If medical cannabis is deemed appropriate, you will meet with our councillor who will discuss your treatment options, and how to register you with a producer approved by Health Canada.
Patients will be seen for regular follow-up appointments to assess their response to therapy. These typically occur every three to six months.