Our Approach

The Pain Program recognizes that pain affects people in many different ways, and we attempt to approach their treatment from many perspectives.

Pain not only causes physical discomfort, but it can also interfere with a person’s ability to carry out normal activities, such as:

  • Housework
  • Recreation
  • Physical exercise 
  • Maintaining meaningful employment

Pain interferes with sleep, appetite and emotional well-being.

It is quite common for people in pain to experience increased feelings of:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Helplessness
  • Isolation 
  • Hopelessness

These effects of pain can build on each other and aggravate an already difficult situation by increasing pain and distress, or both.

The Pain Program uses a comprehensive medical and behavioural approach to understand and treat pain and its effects.

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