Dr. Bernard Canlas

Pain Management
Jacksonville, FL
32 years experience male

Locations

Florida Institute of Pain Medicine

Jacksonville, FL

Address

6144 Gazebo Park Place South , Suite 102, Jacksonville, FL
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My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

9048804605

Insurances accepted

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Florida Institute of Pain Medicine

St. Augustine, FL

About

Bio

I am a pain specialist that believes in multidisciplinary approach to pain. I am a board certified anesthesiologist with fellowship training in Pain Medicine (board certified). I am a big believer in educating not only the community but my colleagues as well. I have been the course director for continuing medical education in pain medicine. MY area of interest is in the field of neuromodulation particularly spinal cord stimulation. I have published articles on this field. I am also deeply involved in cancer pain management and I am an active member of the cancer committee of my hospital. I am very passionate about caring for patients in pain. I travel internationally and give educational lectures on the field of pain medicine. I am proud of the fact that I introduced spinal cord stimulation and other interventional modalities for pain in the Philippines. My colleague and I were recognized to implant the first Medtronic 5-6-5 paddle lead in Southeast Asia. I like traveling with my family and meeting people from different countries. I love reading books especially those written by my fellow physicians.

Specialties
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Pain Management

Anesthesiology

Doctor Q&A

94 Answers
4 Agrees
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 32 years experience
Abdominal muscles: It may not necessarily be your diaphragm but your abdominal muscles that are hurting. It could be during your cycling that you are tensing up and thi... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 32 years experience
See your doc: If you feel like a pop in your back it could be your ligaments in your spine. But if it causes persistent sharp pain, have yourself checked by your ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 32 years experience
Have a local block: It is important to note was your surgery done open or laparoscopic? Does the pain localized to the area of the surgery or does it radiate out. It may ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 32 years experience
See your doc: Is the pain localized to your calf or does the pain originate from another region like your back and radiate to your calf? It could be a localized mus... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 32 years experience
Supportive: There is no reversal agent or antidote for tizanidine. Since this has similar sedactive effects like some muscle relaxants. Treatment is mainly suppor... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 32 years experience
TENS?: Are you referring to tens or transcutaneous electrical stimulation? Tens help for alleviating pain on your muscles. However there are limitations and... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 32 years experience
Should not: Taking this medication will only cause a rebound headache. There are numerous causes of headaches and not all headaches are migraine. See a headache s... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 32 years experience
Non opioid analgesic: There is a misconception about opioid medications and addiction. Addiction is a biospsychosocial disease with genetic predisposition. Opioids may caus... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 32 years experience
It depends: A trigger point is the presence of tiny knots along a muscle fiber and when pressed may causes severe pain (jump sign). If you are saying a non painfu... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 32 years experience
Depends: You have to clarify what type of pain relievers are you talking about. Are you talking about opioids? Nsaids? Etc. Why are needing pain relievers? Whe... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 32 years experience
Yes: Vicodin is hydrocone an opioid with Acetaminophen and Motrin is an NSAID which is a non opioid. Vicodin is more potent than motrin.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 32 years experience
See a doctor: You did not mention where is your compression fracture, what is the cause and has there been a recent imaging study. The concern is there may be some ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 32 years experience
Better pain relief: If you are having increased breakthrough pain and your physician adjusted breakthrough pain medication dose. You should experience better pain relief ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 32 years experience
Pain & neuro consult: It is important to note which rib was removed, what level and for what reason. Did the pain occur after this procedure? Were you under general anesthe... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 32 years experience
Most likely not: There are specific criteria to be met to say it is fibromyalgia. A rheumatologist can help you with this. Achiness alone with sleep difficulty is not ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 32 years experience
No: Tramadol is a non-opioid analgesic. It is not indicated for treating itchy skin. It is used for control of pain.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 32 years experience
Most likely muscular: Most common is poor posture. If you don't sit properly over time this can cause fatigue of your muscles. There is also a condition called myofascial... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 32 years experience
Drug reaction?: Assuming you are only taking this and nothing else it could be a drug reaction. You also have to consider your age. If you take it every 4 hours that... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 32 years experience
Compliance issues?: There is something you are not disclosing completely. I am assuming you are saying amphetamines instead of enphedimines. Taking cold medications with ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 32 years experience
Where is the pain: Your question is incomplete. You did not mention where the pain is. I would recommend you see your father's primary care physician as a start.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 32 years experience
Maybe: There are people who swear by the effects of an inversion table. They feel good during the process but once they are out of the table their symptoms r... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 32 years experience
You die: Overdose of opioid type pain medication can cause severe respiratory depression and if especially mixed with other sedative agents could be fatal.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 32 years experience
See a pain doc: First of all, what is the reason for you on such medications. Toradol is a potent NSAID and should not be taken more than 5 days due to nephrotoxicity... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 32 years experience
See a GI first: Without seeing a specialist like a gastroenterologist, or a gynecologist if you are a female i would not recommend taking a medication like opioids wi... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 32 years experience
See your doc: Your very brief description suggests a rheumatologic or arthritic condition. Depending on your age there are varying differential diagnosis for your s... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 32 years experience
Not at same time: You should not take all of these medications at the same time.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 32 years experience
Go see your doc: One of the things you have to rule out is if he is having symptoms consistent with cervical radiculopathy/radiculitis. This is an irritation of the ne... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 32 years experience
Hard to tell: If you had pre-existing an arthritic conditon of your knees, with the additional weight you gained during your pregnancy this could have aggravated it... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 32 years experience
Makes your pupil con: Pecocet is an opioid and a full agonist of the opioid receptor. It makes your pupils constirct.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 32 years experience
Have it checked: Pregnancy causes your ligaments to relax. It may not be related to your epidural, but you may be having arthritic changes in your spine. Have your se... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 32 years experience
It depends: It is really best to answer your question by a formal consultation with a pain specialist assuming you are a candidate for opioid medication. While th... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 32 years experience
See my answer: Hydrocodone is a schedule iii pain medication and oxycodone is a schedule ii pain medication. The closer you are to a schedule i the higher risk for p... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 32 years experience
Maybe from your back: I t could be an entrapment of the nerves down your lower extremity ( obturator nerve) or it could be degenerative disc changes of your lumbar spine ca... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 32 years experience
See your doctor: The best thing is tot see a physician. The causes could be due to a localized arthritic condition of your hip or you could also have disc changes in ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 32 years experience
Depends: Backaches is general term. What are the associated symptoms of your backache? One has also to identify the causes of the backache. Is it due to your l... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 32 years experience
Probably not: The main issue is between Percocet (oxycdone) and ratio-linoltec (which has codeine). I am not a pharmacologist but there is potential overdose respir... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 32 years experience
Re: muscle: Trigger point is a taut band or nodule along muscle fibers. There are various theories regarding its cause. Once you palpate a trigger point it repr... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 32 years experience
It depends: The question you are asking can have different answers from superficial causes like a trigger point in your abdominal muscles to potential organ invol... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 32 years experience
Yes: It would be nice to know if you have mentioned what caused your right hemiparesis. Was it due to stroke? Other neurologic causes? Because there is suc... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 32 years experience
Yes, but...: Trigeminal neuralhgia is a painful neuropathic condition. Ideally you should not take these two medications together. Opioids alone do not generally ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 32 years experience
It could be: You have to qualify what type of neuropathy do you have. Was there an identifiable cause and what is its extent. What are your current treatment regim... Read More
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 32 years experience
It depends: Ususally it ranges from 1-6 months. It should not be painful as more modern intra-operative and post-op pain control are available. Regarding rsd, thi... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 32 years experience
What are you asking?: Your question is incomplete. Was the onset gradual or sudden? How would you describe it? Is it constant or intermittent? Does it refer to other parts ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 32 years experience
Slow transit time: Opioids slow transit time and that may be a reason you have not had a bowel movement. Take some otc laxatives if yo have no success see your doctor.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 32 years experience
I agree: The symptoms you described and despite intake of the medications his symptoms have persisted, it is best that the patient be evaluated by a physician.... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 32 years experience
No: Percocet is an opioid indicated for pain not as an anti-anxiety medication. There are other medications indicated for this. See your doctor or a psych... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 32 years experience
No: That is a serious offense and that amounts to drug misuse.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 32 years experience
It depends: I hope you are not thinking that a medication will have no effect at all with the child you are carrying. Most drugs have warnings in the pregnant pa... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 32 years experience
Have you seen your d: I don't know who made the diagnosis of your si joint dysfumction. But aside from medications and physical therapy. An interventional pain physician ca... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 32 years experience
See your doctor: If you are hurting after an epidural you might want to see the doctor who performed this. Was your epidural for labor and delivery or was it due to lu... Read More
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Testimonials
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Feb 4, 2013
Cautious, careful to do no harm. Gotta appreciate that!
Jan 29, 2013
Great responses, very accurate!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Canlas is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I wa sick the week be4 with horrible flu tok anythg & everythg . But still lost to why perc was not in system .. I tke 8-10 a day ! It's wrg
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I'm currently recovering from a severe concussion. However, my previous ailments surrounding OA are causing extreme pain
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Thank you very much for your answer. I haven't taken these together before now, so I appreciate the information.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Philippines
Graduated 1991MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE HOSPITAL

Residency

Cabrini Medical Center

Awards

Recognized as the first to implant the 5-6-5 paddle lead in southeast Asia and the first to implant a spinal cord stimulator system in the Philippines-Medtronic Corporation
Recognized as among the first in the United States to to implant the ANS-St. Jude Lamitrode Tripole 16C Paddle Lead - St. Jude Neuromoodulation
First to perform Radiofrequency Rhizotomy for chronic spinal pain in the cervical and lumbar region in the Philippines - FAMED October 2000

Affiliations

Memorial Hospital of Jacksonville
St. Vincent's Southside

Publications

Spinal Cord Stimulation for Control of Low Back Pain After MUltiple Corrective Surgeries for Severe Scoliosis: A Case Report
Review Article: Current Updates on Post-operative pain management
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