Patient Resources

The Pain Society of Alberta offers education, pain management tools, and skills to help improve the lives of people living with persistent pain. We are offering these resources for patients as a repository of information only. We do not endorse any particular resource listed, though we have found them useful for patients looking to better understand and manage their pain as a repository of information only.
Disclaimer: Please Read Carefully

The Pain Society of Alberta does not provide any medical advice.  If you are seeking medical support, please contact your family physician or Health Link at 811. 

Patient Pain Management Tools

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6 PILLARS OF PAIN MANAGEMENT
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ALBERTA HEALTHY LIVING PROGRAM
The Alberta Healthy Living Program (AHLP) provides services to those with chronic conditions, including information, education, techniques, and support to help improve your health and quality of life with a chronic condition.
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CALGARY CHRONIC PAIN CENTER
Educate and empower people with chronic pain to achieve mental and physical well-being.
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SUBOXONE INDUCTION DOCUMENT
Suboxone Home Induction: Prescription Opioids & Chronic Pain
COMPLEX REGIONAL PAIN SYNDROME
Resource and support for people living with CRPS
PAIN BC RECOMMENDED RESOURCES
Education and self-management resources for people living with pain
MIGRANE CANADA

An alliance of patients and health care providers working together to improve the lives of people living with migraine and other headache disorders in Canada.

INTEGRATIVE PAIN SCIENCE INSTITUTE

The Integrative Pain Science Institute teaches contemporary pain science principles for practitioners who treat pain.

PAIN CHATS

Understanding pain, and how to treat it, is your first step to living well again.Discover the advice that helps people recover from long-term pain.

PAIN-ED

Informing both the public and health care practitioners about the latest pain research and to dispel common myths about pain and provide hope for change.

PAIN SCIENCE
PainScience.com reviews your treatment options for many common painful problems, and explains the nature of the pain beast with hundreds of articles and several particularly huge self-help guides.
PAIN TRAINER
PainTRAINER is an interactive, online program based on scientific research that teaches you effective strategies to manage pain.
RESTORING VENUS
Helping women in persisting pain learn to restore their life through movement, self-discovery, and education so they can live life on their terms.
RETRAIN PAIN
A free pain workbook designed to help therapists and patients deal with injuries and persistent pain.

Support

ALBERTA TALKS PAIN
To bring our province together and advocate for a better quality of life for those living with pain. 
CHRONIC PAIN SUPPORT AND CONNECTIONS
To create a community of support for individuals facing the challenges of chronic pain
HELP_AB
A patient driven support, education and advocacy group that offers a unique program for patients with chronic pain.  As pain patients ourselves, we get it! We have spent years studying the challenges for patients and for the doctors that treat them.
LEAPS
An independent peer group that provides support to people who sustain their wellbeing while managing their chronic pain.
PEOPLE IN PAIN NETWORK
A People in Pain Peer-Led Pain Self-Management Education and Support Group can help you find answers to your questions.

Apps

CALM
Calm is a leading app for meditation and sleep. Experience lower stress, less anxiety, and more restful sleep with our guided meditations, Sleep Stories, breathing programs, masterclasses, and relaxing music.
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HEADSPACE
Get happy. Stress less. Sleep soundly. Headspace is your guide to everyday mindfulness in just a few minutes a day. Hundreds of articles for any mind, any mood, any goal.
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CLEAR FEAR
Developed by a clinician co-collaboratively with young people, Clear Fear uses a Cognitive Behavioural framework to help you change anxious thoughts and emotions, alter anxious behaviours, and calm fear responses.
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Blogs

MY CUPPA JO
Making sense of pain through science and stories. Bridging the gap between patients and health professionals.
HEALTH SKILLS 
This blog offers health care providers thoughtful commentary and resources so they can help people develop their skills for living well, while respecting individual values.

Media

TAME THE BEAST - RETHINK PERSISTENT PAIN
Pain scientists starting to think differently about persistent (chronic) pain and its causes, are they're making exciting discoveries - like how you think about your pain can change the way it feels.
UNDERSTANDING PAIN IN 5 MINUTES OR LESS

This video helps you understand what current research has been saying about chronic pain - thats its not a joint or muscle problem, rather a 're-wiring' of the brain perception of itself.

OPIOID USE PLAYLIST
Alberta Health Services and Mental Health eLearning sessions dedicated to opioid use disorder treatment and addiction management.
 
 
 
 
 

Thank you for making the first Let's Talk About My Pain event a success!

Thank you to all of the viewers who connected with us to continue the discussion around pain management in Alberta and for all your insightful questions.

 

Thank you to all of our distinguished speakers who volunteered their time, a wealth of information, their experiences, and support. 

Thank you to Dr. Rob Tanguay for his vision to deliver this educational opportunity that will ultimately benefit health care providers and people living with pain.

If you were in attendance, please consider taking the short survey below!

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Pain Care Professionals
Alberta Directory

Access to quality health care services is important to reach the latest, evidence-based resources, tools and education to assist with the delivery of quality care to patients.  To achieve this, we have gathered information from healthcare providers and clinics throughout the province.  

 

Disclaimer: Please Read Carefully

The Pain Society of Alberta (PSA) does not endorse individual providers, clinics or hospitals. This list is provided as-is and those listed have not been screened for quality assurance. Where listed, wait times are rough estimates only. Services and providers subject to change at any time.  This is only a partial list. 

*If you are a healthcare provider or clinic wishing to be added to this page, please email team@painab.ca.

 

The Pain Society

of Alberta

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Email: Team@painab.ca
Tel: 780-457-5225
PO Box 71042 Silver Springs
198-8060 Silver Springs Blvd NW

Calgary, AB

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Disclaimer: Please Read Carefully

The Pain Society of Alberta does not provide any medical advice.  If you are seeking medical support, please contact your family physician.  

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