The following links provide resources for both people experiencing chronic pain and for health professionals.
Chronic pain and activity planning (pacing,) brochure (PDF, 2015)
Chronic pain and sitting, brochure (PDF, 2015)
Chronic pain and sleep, brochure (PDF, 2015)
Chronic pain and standing, brochure (PDF, 2015)
Chronic pain and stress, brochure (PDF, 2015)
Understanding chronic pain, brochure (PDF, 2015)
Please Note: The information on this website is general and should not replace evaluation and treatment by a qualified professional.
People Experiencing Chronic Pain
What is Chronic Pain? What are the different types of chronic pain? How do you manage chronic pain?
The The Canadian Pain Coalition site contains a wealth of information including video and pain management resources. Check out the “New Updates: Pain Resource Centre” on the front page.
http://www.canadianpaincoalition.ca/ (DEAD LINK)
The following sites contains information on various chronic pain conditions and various medications.
Also on the American Chronic Pain association site, check out the video titled “Pathways through Pain: Priorities and Goals: at the following link:
Department of Health and Community Services: Chronic Disease Self-Management Program:
This site provides information about a six week program (2 hours per week) for people experiencing various types of chronic conditions. You can see when and where a program will be offered in or near your community.
This site offers information on various types of arthritis as well as tools that can be of help in managing these conditions.
Video on Pain Management
There is no video now-DEAD LINK)
International Association for The Study of Pain (IASP): Pain Terms/Taxonomy
http://www.iasp-pain.org/Taxonomy?navltemNumber=576 (DEAD LINK)
The Opioid Manager:
Canadian Guidelines for Safe and Effective Use of Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain
http://natoinalpaincentre.mcmaster.ca/opioid (DEAD LINK)
Clinical Practice Guidelines for Lower Back Pain
http://annals.org/article/aspx?articleid=736814 (DEAD LINK)
Registered Nurses of Ontario: Assessment and Management of Pain: Free Download of Third Edition-December 2013
http://rnao.ca/bpg.guidelines/assessment-and-management-pain (DEAD LINK)