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Treating Chronic Pain involves Mind, Movement and Medicine.

Below are some links to help you, in partnership with your doctor/nurse practitioner,  take charge of your chronic pain:

Understanding Pain

[Video] Understanding Pain in less than 5 minutes, and what to do about it!

People in Pain Network

Everything You Need to Know About Chronic Pain

[YouTube] What is Chronic Pain and how is it different from regular pain?

[YouTube Channel] Let’s Talk about Pain with Dr. Furlan

Back Pain

[Video] Understanding Low Back Pain by Dr. Mike Evans

Imaging Tests for Low Back Pain – When You Need them and When You Don’t

Treating Lower Back Pain: How Much Bed Rest is Too Much?

“Z Sit” for Back Pain Relief


Imaging Tests for headaches – Choose Wisely Canada

Choosing Wisely – Headaches

[App] Migraine Tracking

My Chronic Migraine

Headache Diary

Myofascial Pain

[Video] Workouts for neck and shoulder pain

[Video] Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Patient Education

Managing Pain

Take Charge Chronic Pain Self Management Workshop

Self Management Resources in Ontario

[YouTube] How Mindfulness Can Help with Chronic Pain with Jon Kabat-Zinn

[YouTube] Pacing: Your Superpower Against Chronic Pain

[Video] Tame the Beast, patient resource website from Lorimer Moseley

The Pain Toolkit

British Columbia Chronic Pain Self-Management Program

Webinar – Intro to Mindfulness for Chronic Pain (5 part series)

Fibroguide: University of Michigan

Article on Pain and Smoking

Goal Setting – The SMART way

Goal Setting – Vision & Planning

Online Self-Management Program Ontario

TAPMI: Managing my Pain

Pain BC Toolbox

The Pain Toolkit

Sleepwell – CBTi

Patient Reference Guide – Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain Anonymous

Self Management

Goal Setting – SMART definition

Self Management Action Plan

McMaster University: Messages for patients taking opioids

Patient Reference Guide – Opioid Use Disorder (Including Opioid Addiction)

Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines:An Integration of Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour, and Sleep

Insight Timer


Understanding Pain Medication

[Video] Best Advice for People Taking Opioid Medication by Dr. Mike Evans

My Opioid Manager, UHN

Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) Canada Opioid Stewardship

Is a Benzodiazepine or Z-Drug still needed for sleep?

Chronic Pain Anonymous (CPA)

Opioid Tapering Patient Pamphlet by: Mary Nelson

Is Opioids doing More to you than for you? by: Mary Nelson


Webinar – Yoga for people in pain (5 part series)

Gentle Exercises and Relaxation techniques by Cara Kircher

ECHO Stretches with pictures

Cara Kircher: Gentle chair yoga