Chronic Pain Resources

Chronic pain is pain that lasts longer than six months. It often has no known cause, but can exist along with conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (RSD). It can also be the result of work- or vehicle-related accidents.

Statistics from the Canadian Pain Coalition indicate that 13 to 30% of Canadians suffer from chronic pain, which can impact all areas of a person's life, mind, body and spirit. It often challenges those who have it to continue to find pleasure and meaning in their lives.

Helpful videos to watch:

Introduction to Pain

 

Understanding Pain in Five Minutes:

Understanding Pain: Brainman Chooses

 

Treating Pain Using the Brain - David Butler

Pain Program Relaxation Exercises

Listen to our relaxation tracks on Soundcloud

Contact Us

Pain Clinic Victoria

Pain Clinic Nanaimo

Comox Valley Nursing Centre Community Pain Service Support

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