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Programs & Services


Chronic Pain Services

Offers services for people managing long-term (chronic) pain.

Provides support for family physicians and assistance to clients to manage chronic pain. Services include:

  • focus on goal attainment, self-management and functional improvement.
  • pain education classes / groups.
  • 3 program specific streams: neuromusculoskeletal pain, pelvic pain in women, and headache.

This service has a close liaison with Primary Care Network pain management programs and works with the Alberta Health Living program to offer education sessions in the community

Access
Service Providers May Include
anesthesiologists, dietitians, family doctors, gynecologists, kinesiologists, neurologists, nurse practitioners, nursing aides, nutritionists, occupational therapists (OTs), pharmacists, physiatrists, physical therapists (PTs), psychiatrists, psychologists, registered nurses (RNs), social workers
Eligibility

Adults, 18 years of age and older, who:

  • have a family doctor prepared to work closely with the treatment team and provide follow-up
  • are in stable medical condition
  • are cognitively capable of participating in assessment and treatment
  • do not have a mental health condition that would preclude participation in assessment and treatment
  • do not have an untreated, unstable substance addiction
  • do not have a WCB claim associated with the chronic pain problem
Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.


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