Self-Management BC - an invaluable resource for people in pain - has a large range of self-management workshops coming up in the fall. These are taking place in communities across the province. If you are living with a chronic condition, then you can join a self-management program to learn the skills and confidence you need to better manage your health. Programs are also available for family members, all at no cost.
London—Switching attention from pharmacologic treatment to behavioral approaches may be helpful in managing chronic pain, according to a speaker at the 2016 European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Annual European Congress of Rheumatology.
Recent evidence suggests that it is important for patients with chronic pain to continue to engage in daily activities, rather than retreat from them due to pain.
Pain BC's Executive Director speaks to CBC News at 6 anchor Andrew Chang about the impact of the new opioid subscribing guidelines. Watch the story here http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/728271427855 from 20.35 minutes.
Ontario will stop paying for higher-strength opioid medications through its Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) program next January as part of its strategy to address the growing problem of addiction to the painkillers.
Opioids such as fentanyl and morphine are often prescribed to patients with chronic pain, but can often lead to addiction and overdose deaths.