The Pain BC blog serves as a space for relevant chronic pain news, events, stories and other opportunities available for people living with pain.
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 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.
June 25, 2019
Brian Warriner was an esteemed anaesthesiologist and a long-time advocate of pain management. He played an instrumental role in the development of our organization. Michael Negraeff, a Pain BC Co-Founder, shares a few words on the legacy Brian leaves behind in his recent passing.
June 20, 2019
Starting this fall, Pain BC will be launching Pain Support and Wellness Groups in communities throughout the province. These in-person support groups will offer an opportunity for people living with persistent pain to learn more about pain self-management while connecting with others in pain, offering mutual understanding, and sharing knowledge and coping strategies.
April 23, 2019
Our new BC ECHO for Chronic Pain will be led by Dr. Najam Mian, a physiatrist and pain medicine specialist. Naj has a breadth of experience in pain management, from completing a 5-year residency in physiatry, to becoming the first trainee to complete the new Pain Medicine Residency at the University of Toronto.
April 03, 2019
Health Canada announced today that Pain BC Executive Director, Maria Hudspith, has been appointed to co-chair the newly created Canadian Pain Task Force along with Dr. Fiona Campbell, President of the Canadian Pain Society and Anesthesiologist at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.
CMA Patient Voice: New patient advisory group to provide patient and caregiver perspective on key health issues
January 25, 2019
Claire Snyman was diagnosed with a non-cancerous brain tumour in 2010 after a sudden onset of vertigo, headaches and dizziness and quickly found herself navigating the complexities of the health care system.