Resources

The Pain Society of Alberta offers health care providers education, pain management tools, and skills they need to improve the lives of people living with pain. We also offer resources for patients looking to better understand and manage their pain.  We do not endorse any particular resource listed.  This is 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. 

International Association for the Study of Pain
The International Association for the Study of Pain brings together scientists, clinicians, health-care providers, and policymakers to stimulate and support the study of pain and translate that knowledge into improved pain relief worldwide.  The Pain Society is grateful for the opportunity to share these resources with their permission.

Pain Management Tools

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6 PILLARS OF PAIN MANAGEMENT
Created by the McLeod River PCN
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CALGARY CHRONIC PAIN CENTER
Educating and empowering people with chronic pain to achieve mental and physical well-being.
OPIOID DEPENDENCY PROGRAM
Information for health professionals dealing with opioid dependency.
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OPIOID DEPRESCRIBING PROGRAM
Voluntary outpatient program for patients living with chronic pain, struggling to discontinue chronic opioid therapy.
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SUBOXONE INDUCTION DOCUMENT
Suboxone Home Induction: Prescription Opioids & Chronic Pain
ASSESSMENT TOOLS & CLINICAL GUIDELINES
Available to all health care providers to assist them to better understand the impact of pain on a person.
PAIN BC PAIN EDUCATION
Evidence-based resources including videos, text-based articles, audio files, and webinars. 
PAIN BC RECCOMMENDED 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.

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 TRAINER
PainTRAINER is an interactive, online program based on scientific research that teaches you effective strategies to manage pain.

Support

ALBERTA TALKS PAIN
Bringing 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.
OPIOID DEPRESCRIBING & IDENTIFYING OUD IN CHRONIC PAIN
Alberta Health Services and Mental Health eLearning sessions dedicated to opioid use disorder treatment and addiction management.
HOW DO I HELP MY PATIENT GET OFF OPIOIDS
Alberta Health Services and Mental Health eLearning sessions dedicated to opioid use disorder treatment and addiction management.
CHRONIC PAIN ROUGH CUT PLAYLIST
Alberta Health Services and Mental Health eLearning sessions dedicated to opioid use disorder treatment and addiction management.
 
 
 
 
 

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.

 

Submit a Resource

Resources submitted must be science and evidence based, and embrace a biopsychosocial model of care.  Educational and or pain management resources for healthcare providers or patients will be considered, as long as they are not advertisements for products.  

Disclaimer: Please Read Carefully

The Pain Society of Alberta (PSA) does not endorse specific resources or their origin nor does it take responsibility for your clinical outcomes. This is simply a repository for your review. If you wish to extend an evidence-based resource, please fill out the form below. If it is appropriate for this website, it will be posted.

 

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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

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