Pain BC

Is a one stop website with BC resources, ideas and methods to help support patients outside of
your practice.  

CORE Back Tool

This tool will guide the family physician and/or nurse practitioner to recognize common mechanical back pain syndromes and screen for other conditions where management may include investigations, referrals and specific medications.

This is a focused examination for clinical decision-making in primary care.

Pain BC Assessment Tools

Download questionnaires, scaling methods, and other evidence-based patient assessment tools, as well as clinical guidelines to inform best-practice pain care for patients.  

The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR)

Is the national medical society representing more than 8,000 physicians who are specialists in the field physiatry.  

The American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM)

Is the medical specialty society representing physicians practicing in the field of Pain Medicine.  

Academy of Integrative Pain Management

Uniting All Clinicians in the Fight Against Chronic Pain We are a diverse community of healthcare providers representing more than 30 distinct disciplines who are dedicated to using all appropriate therapeutic approaches to reduce pain, and achieve optimal health and healing.  

American Society of Anaesthesiologists (ASAHQ)

Focuses on advocacy, quality and practice advancement, educational resources, member experience, health systems leadership, rganizational

Pain Physician

Is the official publication of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP).

The Pain Physician is a peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary, open access journal written by and directed to an audience of interventional pain physicians, clinicians and basic scientists with an interest in interventional pain management and pain medicine.  

World Institute of Pain (WIP)

WIP's mission is to bring together the most recognized experts in the field of pain medicine throughout the world for the advancement and standardization of interventional pain practice and the achievement of improved standards of care for pain patients.  

Opioids in Chronic non-Cancer Pain The Basics  

Neuro Orthopaedic Institute (NOI) Australasia (NOI Group)

The biopsychosocial approach, or the merging of the biology of human pain, stress and performance with the psychological and social environment, is the basis of the NOI educational philosophy. It is essentially ‘scientific holism’. Derived mostly from British science, the approach is best typified by Wall and Melzack’s (2005) ‘Textbook of Pain’.  

BC Renal Agency

Management of MUSCLE CRAMPS in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease  

The People in Pain Network (PIPN)

Hosts an online pain self-management course called the Pain Toolkit for people who can’t get to one of the face to face programs available or who have done a program but want more information.

Many patients find it helpful for ongoing help after they have completed a program either in the community or at a hospital or private pain clinic (via WBC for instance). The website also provides information on pain support meetings and upcoming webinars and broadcasts about chronic pain.  

National Pain Center McMaster University

2017 Canadian Guideline for Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain: The guideline's recommendations for clinical practice have been developed by an international team of clinicians, researchers and patients, led by the Michael G. DeGroote National Pain Centre at McMaster University and funded by Health Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. The guideline was published by the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ).  

Neuro Nova Centre (NNC)  

Divisions of Family Practice BC

Divisions of Family Practice are community-based groups of family physicians working together to achieve common health care goals.  

Join the Community

We are intermixed group of physicians from multiple specialties and backgrounds and are a Society of the Doctors of British Columbia.

We work with multiple patient advocacy groups, service providers and advocate for positive policy changes that benefit the health of British Columbians.