Chronic Pain Resources

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

Health Canada reports that one in five people (across the lifespan) live with chronic pain, which can impact all areas of a person's life, including mind, body and spirit. 

Learning what you can do to manage your pain

It is common to feel like persistent pain is controlling your life; self-management strategies put you back in control. When we wait for pain to be cured, our life is put on hold. Learning about persistent pain and understanding your own experience of it, gives you the chance to influence it. Self-Management strategies empower you to prevent increases in pain, to modify pain, and to improve your day-to-day function and quality of life

Learn about the Pain Cycle and frequently asked questions:

START with learning about Pain Science
Here are a list of website that help you learn about pain science
Learn how breathing can help you with persistent pain
Learn how to move with persistent pain
Learn how pacing can help you mange persistent pain
Learn how relaxation can help you mange persistent pain

Dive deeper into managing your pain by exploring resources for persistent pain:

Digital resources for persistent pain
Other recommended online supports
Recommended books

Central Island Pain Program Videos (NRGH)

Orientation to Central Island Pain Program

Neck Pain

Pacing and Breathing

Low Back Pain
 

Recommended Community Support:

Nanaimo Community Support Resources
Nanaimo and Central Island Community Support Resources
Victoria Community Support Resources

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

Locations

Comox Valley Pain Program

Comox Valley Pain Program

615 Tenth St
Courtenay, B.C. 
V9N 1R2

 

250-331-8502

Victoria Pain Program

Victoria Pain Program

Memorial Pavilion
Royal Jubilee Hospital
1952 Bay St
Victoria
BC
V8R 1J8

250-519-1836

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