The continuing COVID-19 pandemic can be overwhelming and isolating, but please know that you're not alone. During this time, Pain BC is committed to continuing to do what we’ve always done: working towards a future where no one is alone with pain.
The Pain BC blog serves as a space for relevant chronic pain news, events, stories and other opportunities available for people living with pain.
March 13, 2020
Chronic pain impacts people of all ages, genders and from all communities, but when pain is complicated by trauma and systemic racism, effective health care can become particularly difficult to access.
February 27, 2020
Pain BC applauds the launch today of a national online public consultation on chronic pain by the Canadian Pain Task Force (CPTF). The consultation will inform the Task Force’s work, including a report to Health Canada in June 2020 that will outline elements of an improved approach to pain in Canada.
February 18, 2020
Sarah Sandusky is a Pain BC board member who first found out about the organization while providing a job reference for a former colleague. While she didn’t know about Pain BC at the time, Sarah was no stranger to the devastating effects chronic pain can have on a person’s quality of life, having lived with pain for nearly a decade.
February 14, 2020
Dr. Judy Dercksen works as a general practitioner in Quesnel, BC. With a population of less than 30,000 people in the city and surrounding area, Quesnel doesn’t have many of the specialized health services available in big cities.
January 20, 2020
No events are scheduled a this time.
December 19, 2019
The following blog post was written by Rebecca McDonald, B.Sc., M.O.T., who is the co-founder of the British Columbia Pain Collective, a community of health care professionals to advance the understanding of pain neuroscience, rehabilitation and recovery.
December 17, 2019
This past spring, Health Canada established the Canadian Pain Task Force (CPTF) to identify and address the barriers that prevent people with persistent pain from receiving the care and treatment they need. The Task Force released its first report in June, which assesses the current state of chronic pain care, education and research in Canada and highlights the profound impact of chronic pain on Canadians.
November 19, 2019
Keith Meldrum is no stranger to living with chronic pain, which he developed after being involved in a car accident nearly 34 years ago. Although his injuries eventually healed following years of surgeries, his pain persisted without a clear cause. It was only in 2005, nearly 20 years following the accident, that he was diagnosed with neuropathic pain while receiving treatment from an interventional pain clinic.
October 30, 2019
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, the Pain Society of Alberta, HELP Alberta's Pain, and the Alberta Medical Association Section of Chronic Pain recently announced the Alberta Pain Strategy at the 13th Annual Alberta Pain Society Conference in Banff, Alberta.
October 17, 2019
Pain BC has launched two new free-to-access programs this month for people living with pain in communities across BC.
This pathway was created by the North Shore Division of Family Practice and provides a brief overview of steps you can take to manage your pain and improve your function. The form is meant to be completed in collaboration with a health practitioner and should be used as a tool to ensure a person's health care team have accurate, up-to-date information about their pain management.
Angus Reid Institute announces national polling report on the state of chronic pain in Canada, in partnership with Pain BC and the Mindset Social Innovation Foundation
July 12, 2019
Pain BC and Canadian Pain Society applaud Canadian Pain Task Force Report calling for national action on chronic pain
July 18, 2019
Pain BC and the Canadian Pain Society welcome the first report by the Canadian Pain Task Force, released to the public today by Health Canada.