Pain BC News

Sunday, January 8, 2017
The Vancouver Sun
Daphne Bramham

'“Funny story,” the email begins. What follows is anything but.

Recounted are five years of pain, suffering and a gradually increasing prescription drug dependency, which even now is barely enough for the storyteller to make it through the day looking after two kids.

The storyteller has a spinal injury. Surgeons initially refused to operate; a couple of years later they determined it had been operable, but now it was too late. The storyteller now has chronic pain that includes tingling and burning down one arm and into the thumb and pointer finger.

Thursday, January 5, 2017
The Globe and Mail
Dan Malleck

Dan Malleck is an associate professor in health sciences at Brock University and the author of When Good Drugs Go Bad.

Friday, November 25, 2016
Global News
Nadia Stewart

While overdoses grab the headlines, there are thousands of other unintentional victims of the opioid crisis currently gripping B.C.

A growing number of chronic pain sufferers say they’ve been denied opiates following new guidelines introduced by the province’s College of Physicians and Surgeons in June.

For a Metro Vancouver woman, whose identity Global News has agreed to conceal, the past five months have been unbearable.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Northern Health’s (NH’s) regional chronic diseases program wants to hear from people living with chronic pain in the NH region about your health care experiences. This information will help us learn what worked well and what can be improved.

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Monday, October 24, 2016
Pain BC

With almost 60,000 listens and counting, Pain BC's Pain Waves podcast is your “go to” for the latest tools, trends, research, and stories on chronic pain - and now it has a new look and a new home! Make sure you update your bookmarks and RSS feeds, because Pain Waves is now on Spreaker:

Thursday, October 6, 2016
Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists-BC Chapter (CAOT-BC)

Imagine you could not do the things that are important to you in your daily life. Because of occupational therapy, people can participate in activities that are important in their everyday life.  Whether it’s walking the dog, preparing a meal, going to work, school, playing games or doing laundry, occupational therapists create solutions that let you live life to the fullest. 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Since the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC (CPSBC) announced changes to the opioid prescribing standards on June 1 2016, Pain BC and people living with chronic pain, along with representatives from a variety of organizations such as the Pain Medicine Physicians of BC Society, the BC Psychiatric Association, and the People in Pain Network, have been raising concerns with representatives of the College.

Monday, September 26, 2016

We're excited to announce that at the end of September we will be launching a chronic pain story-focused virtual Book Club on the Live Plan Be Forum. This is your chance to read first-hand accounts, enjoy inspiring stories, and get useful advice about living well with chronic pain. You can then join a conversation about what you’ve read online with others living with pain, no matter where you're based.

"Great books help you understand, and they help you feel understood." - John Green

Monday, September 12, 2016

Pain BC is excited to be launching a new Ask the Expert Series on the Live Plan Be Forum. This is a live event where users can ask a special guest questions and receive answers in real time. If you want to ask a question, just make sure that you have registered for a free account on Live Plan Be, and are logged in during the time of the event so you can ask questions in the typed Q&A!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
The Spin Magazine

Is chronic pain making you feel like you’re losing control of your life? Dr. Michael Negraeff, who speaks from the experience of being a pain specialist and living with his own SCI neuropathic pain, says an important technique to bring pain under control is self-management—and explains how Pain BC’s new self-management online tool, Live Plan Be, can help you regain the upper hand.