Pain, pain go away

Our community has spoken loud and clear: chronic pain is a pain in the... No matter how often or intensely you experience pain after an SCI, the most important thing you can do is take measured steps to manage it. Medicine? Mindfulness? Massage? Explore what’s right for you in this complex and challenging area.

Cause and effect

It’s likely there are as many types of pain as there are responses to it. Are you dealing with muscular pain? Neuropathic pain? Pain resulting from injury? Overuse of specific muscles and joints? Do you respond with anger? Frustration? Resignation? Motivation? Your medical team will have important insights and recommendations to help identify areas of concern and potential solutions. And, because you know your body best, you’ll want to learn as much as you can about how to manage your specific pain to move through life without suffering.

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Check this space

We are working with our community members and other experts in the field to create updated materials on managing pain. We’re producing an e-learning series and other publications that offer the latest information and resources in a variety of formats. Stay tuned for more.

Meantime, one of our four urgent advocacy issues is improving access to medical care, where physicians have the clinical knowledge necessary to help people with SCI manage pain effectively. You can help! Invite your physician to a certified webcast on Neuropathic Pain in partnership with the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) Professional Learning Series.

Date: Thursday, March 28

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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