Understanding Pain

Understanding Acute Pain

American Family Physician: Pharmacologic Therapy for Acute Pain
•    The hierarchy of pain relief when treating acute pain

Understanding Chronic Pain

University of Alberta Multidisciplinary Pain Clinic: About Chronic Pain
•    Information on Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Myofascial Pain Syndrome, Narcotic Information, Sympathetic Nerve Blocks, and Methadone information

Pain Society of Alberta: 6 Pillars of Pain Management (PDF)
•    An infographic 

Alberta Health Services Chronic Disease Management Lecture Series: Information for the Public
•    10 Lectures available online providing basic information about the nature of pain and ways the body’s systems are affected by pain 

Arthritis Society: Understanding your Pain
•    Information on how our bodies process pain and the pain cycle 

Tamethebeast.org: Rethinking Persistent Pain 
•    Understand the protective function of pain and how to train your body to be less protective 
•    Information about recovery and re-injury 

Retrainpain.org: Retrain Pain Foundation 
•    Short lessons in video format for understanding pain, mind and goals, sleep and pain, medications, and relationships and pain 
•    Offered in a variety of languages 

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