April 20th 2012: By now, faithful CARP Action Online reader will be well acquainted with our resident pain expert: Dr. Angela Mailis Gagnon. She is the Director of the Comprehensive Pain Program and a Senior Investigator at Toronto Western Hospital’s Krembil Neuroscience Centre as well as the Chair of ACTION Ontario.
ACTION Ontario works on behalf of those suffering from neuropathic pain. They advocate for a Province Wide and National Pain Strategy to help those in need. Find out more at: http://www.actionontario.ca.
Aside from being an incredibly busy and devoted doctor as well as advocate for her patients, she is also offers a treasury of fascinating insights. She is the co-author of “Beyond Pain” and has authored several academic, professional and clinical publications as well.
Dr. Mailis Gagnon has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and also loves to ride her Harley Davidson Motorcycle. You can find out more about her by visiting her website: http://www.drangelamailis.com/.
In this issue of CARP Action Online, we are publishing her 50th paper. CARP has had the privilege of working with Dr. Mailis-Gagnon since 2009. In honour of her public service and in recognition of our fruitful collaboration, we are happy to present readers will an anthology of our “Ask the Doctor” feature. It contains all of the good Doctor’s articles.
We begin by listing the first article she ever wrote for CARP Action Online and work our way down the list until we reach the latest column, “Pain, Your Car and Your Wallet”. Click any of the links below to read the articles.
We hope you enjoy the series and have the opportunity to catch up on any features you may have missed.
Anthology of Dr. Angela Mailis-Gagnon’s Writings for CARP Action Online:
A primer on Neuropathic Pain
Neuropathic Pain treatments
Neuropathic pain treatments: Medicines other than conventional drugs
Neuropathic pain: Physical and psychological treatments
Invasive treatments for neuropathic pain
Dr Mailis-Gagnon Answers your questions on Neuropathic Pain
Chronic Pain: The Elephant in the room that no one wants to see
Comprehensive Chronic Pain Care: The pioneers, the movers and the ones left behind
Neuropathic Pain: Call to Action!
Understanding Fibromyalgia, Part I
UNDERSTANDING FIBROMYALGIA (part II)
Ask the Doctor: How Men and Women Experience Pain Differently
Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome in Men – Part I
Chronic pelvic pain syndrome in men, PART II
Blocking Pain, Part I
BLOCKING PAIN, Part II: The mystery of walking on fire
BLOCKING PAIN, Part III: Piercing the flesh
BLOCKING PAIN, Part IV: Putting the mind “to sleep”
BLOCKING PAIN. Part V. The power of placebo
BLOCKING PAIN, Part VI. Riding with the wind
I Can’t Talk but I can Feel
The Long Winding Road To Pain Diagnosis and Treatment
The Opioid Public Health Crisis in Ontario
Too Many People Hurt
The Hurt in Numbers
History In the Making
Pain of the Heart
A Most Common Affliction: Lower Back Pain (Part 1)
LOWER BACK PAIN (part II)
A Most Common Affliction: LOWER BACK PAIN AND SURGERY (part III)
Understanding why people feel pain differently: Disease versus Illness
Chronic pain, mind and emotions
Pain, psychology and culture: How our ethnic origin and culture affect perception and expression of pain
Women and pelvic pain: A big pain problem below the waist
Dr. Mailis Goes to Greece with the PM
Ask the Doctor: Pain is everywhere I go
Ask the Doctor: Old, tough and in chronic pain
Ask the Doctor: A Ghost Arm
Ask the Doctor: The virus that can change your life for ever
Taking charge of your life: Living well with Chronic Pain
Ask the Doctor: Doors are closing on pain sufferers
Back to Opioids: the dual tragedy continues – PART I
Back to Opioids. The dual tragedy continues. PART II
Ask the Doctor: The 5 crises in Pain Management
Ask the Doctor: A lost battle in our War on Pain
Ask the Doctor: Pain, your car and your wallet: What do they have in common