July 29, 2022
I’ve lived with chronic musculoskeletal pain since December 2015. At its worst, sitting and walking were virtually impossible. Lack of mobility made my world very small – my bedroom – triggering situational depression. I obsessively researched my condition and constantly catastrophized, imagining the worst about treatment outcomes.
April 04, 2022
I have the honour of connecting with people; together we navigate their experience of pain and identify what self-management approaches work for them.
March 21, 2022
Pain BC is interested in learning more about cultural understandings of chronic pain and pain management in the South Asian community. In collaboration with iCON (InterCultural Online Health Network), we are hosting an online focus group with Punjabi speakers who live with pain or who care for someone who does.
March 14, 2022
Pain BC is interested in learning more about cultural understandings of chronic pain and pain management in the Chinese community. In collaboration with iCON (InterCultural Online Health Network), we are hosting an online focus group with members of the Chinese community who live with pain or who care for someone who does.
March 11, 2022
iCON, in collaboration with Pain BC, is hosting two virtual events aimed at people living with pain, families and caregivers. The March 16, 2022 webinar will be delivered in Cantonese and the March 21, 2022 webinar will be delivered in Punjabi.
March 04, 2022
Every month, people living with pain rely on the generosity of donors to make it possible for Pain BC to:
Reflections from Pain BC volunteers: Jenny, Pain Support and Wellness Group facilitator and Coaching for Health volunteer
November 10, 2021
There’s nothing like finding a community. It really bolstered me. It gave me hope. It made me feel I have a place in this world.
June 30, 2021
As an organization, we care about human rights and justice. We know that experiences of pain are intertwined with experiences of trauma. We also know that current and historical injustices create barriers to healing and care.
Reflections from Pain BC volunteers: Kari, Pain Support and Wellness Group facilitator and Coaching for Health volunteer
June 29, 2021
I believe I have a very optimistic outlook on life with chronic pain – maybe because this really is the only life I have known. I feel that this is what makes me unique to helping others who live with chronic pain and are looking for support to manage it.
June 23, 2021
It’s a bittersweet time for Pain BC as we thank Dr. Wesley Buch for six years of service and commitment as a Pain BC Board member.
May 05, 2021
Health Canada has released the final report from the Canadian Pain Task Force (CPTF), An Action Plan for Pain in Canada. The plan lays out recommendations for targeted actions necessary to improve outcomes for the nearly eight million Canadians living with chronic pain and to reduce pain’s impact on families, communities, and society.
Patient partner co-publishes new international Guidelines on the management of chronic pain in children
March 29, 2021
The World Health Organization (WHO) recently published new Guidelines on the management of chronic pain in children and, for the first time, appointed a patient partner – Justina Marianayagam – to a Guideline Development Group (GDG) responsible for its development.
March 23, 2021
As a volunteer facilitator, I feel validated and that I have purpose in my life. People have so much to share and everyone’s story is different, but the one thing we have in common is chronic pain.