Pain BC

Pain BC is a collaborative non-profit organization made up of people in pain, health care providers, and leaders. They aim to improve the lives of people in pain through education, empowerment and innovation.

Pain BC has many resources for people with pain - be sure to check them out!

Pain BC Pain Toolbox
Treatment Options for Pain – Beyond Medications, Surgery and Injections

Pain BC Connect for Health
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Connect for Health

Live Plan Be

Manage pain your way, using Pain BC’s new website.

  • Learn about the science behind chronic pain.

  • Keep track of your symptoms and their impacts.

  • Develop a plan for better pain management and quality of life.

  • Connect with a like-minded community of others who live with pain

People in Pain Network

People in Pain Network is a Canadian not-for-profit organisation providing peer-led pain self-management groups in Canada.


Here is a list of books we recommend:

Pain Pathways Magazine

Disability Resources Guide for British Columbia

The Chronic Pain Control Workbook
Cataleno, Kimeron N. Hardubm Ellen M. Catalano, ISBN: 1567312101

Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions
Kate Lorig, Halsted Homan, David Sobel, Patrick Mc Gowan et al. ISBN: 978-1-933503-08-0

Managing Pain Before It Manages You
Margaret Caudill, ISPN: 1572307188

Mind Over Mood
Dennis Greenberger and Christine A. Padesky, ISBN: 978-0-89862-128-0

Understand Pain Live Well Again
Neil Pearson, Physiotherapy

The Pain Survival Guide – How to reclaim your life
Dennis C. Turk and Frits Winter, ISBN: 1591470498

Painful Yarns; Metaphors and Stories to Help Understand the Biology of Pain
G. Lorimer Moseley (2007)

Visualization for Change
Patrick Fanning, ISBN: 1879237849

Whereever You Go, There You Are
Jon Kabat-Zinn, ISBN: 0786880708

Living Well with Pain and Illness
Vidyamala Burch

How to be Sick – A Buddhist Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and their Caregivers
Toni Bernard

Boundless Healing – Meditation Exercises to Enlighten the Mind and Heal the Body
Tulku Thondup

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