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  • 00:53

    Addressing Chronic Pain in Adults & Kids with Intellectual Disabilities

    in Health

    Children and adults with intellectual or developmental disability may not be able to always tell you that they are experiencing pain, but it’s our responsibility to understand there are many reasons that people with ID/DD are experiencing pain. In this episode of Pain Waves Radio by Pain BC, Dr. Beverley Temple discusses how we can improve the quality of life of those with ID/DD by addressing the issue of chronic pain.

    Dr. Temple is an Associate Professor with the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Health Sciences, College of Nursing and a Researcher with the St. Amant Research Centre. Her research focuses on support of people with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and Autism and their families.

    This episode is generously co-sponsored by the Kootenay Community Council. The Kootenay Community Council, and other Community Councils around the province, work with Community Living BC (CLBC) to ensure accountability to communities, to inform CLBC of local trends and innovation, and to act in an advisory role at the local and regional levels. Community Living BC is the Crown Corporation that provides funding to support adults who are living with developmental disabilities in BC.

    You can access the Non-Communicating Adult Pain Checklist mentioned in the episode on Pain BC's website. Find more resources to support you on the St,Amant website and the Surrey Place Centre website. 

    Please note we are no longer taking calls to Pain Waves Radio by Pain BC.

  • 01:14

    Processing the Pain

    in Spirituality

    Join us with special in studio guest Robin Warren-Holloway as she takes us out of the belly of the Whale into a place of obedience. 

  • 01:21

    Processing the Pain

    in Spirituality

    Join us as we take a look at the heart of man, the dis-eases that is hindering us from being all that we were created to be. How do you mend a broken heart. Isaiah 66:2, tells us, "the Lord says, “These are the ones I look on with favor: those who are humble and contrite in spirit, and who tremble at my word.”  Let's start the healing process.  

  • 00:52

    The Connection Between Nutrition and Pain -- Pain Waves Radio by Pain BC

    in Health

    Is there a link between nutrition and pain? Tune in on Friday, January 30, 2015 @ 11am to find out.

    Dr. Caroline Coombs, ND is a licenced naturopathic physician and health educator. She currently teaches weekly sessions on Nutrition for pain management at the ChangePain clinic in Vancouver. She also runs private practices in Vancouver and Port Moody and is the resident Naturopathic physician for the LULORA collective, an online health and wellness company.

    Caroline’s interest in pain and nutrition began as a child when she saw her father recover from chronic pain using nutrition. She is passionate about sharing evidence-based nutritional advice to those in chronic pain that will help them decrease inflammation, heal more efficiently and prevent all types of chronic illness. http://www.changepain.ca/dr-caroline-coombs-nd/

    Don't miss your chance to ask questions! Call (877) 289-0308 (toll-free) to ask Dr. Caroline Coombs your questions.

    Pain Waves Radio is sponsored by Pain BC. Whether you're living with pain; supporting someone in pain; or providing care to patients in pain... we offer the tools and resources to help you!

  • 01:00

    The Impact of Work-Related Injuries & Chronic Pain with Dr. Cecil Hershler

    in Health

    Severe chronic pain, financial hardships, and intense emotional suffering are just some of the consequences of workplace injuries. In this month's episode, co-hosted by Pain BC founding member Dr.Michael Negraeff, we discuss the serious impact of workplace injuries and the challenges faced by those trying to return to work while experiencing persistent pain and dealing with the Worksafe BC claims process. Our guest, Dr. Cecil Hershler, has been practicing medicine since 1985 and has a special focus on chronic pain and pain management. He recently co-authored a study titled Work injuries, chronic pain and the harmful effects of WorkSafeBC/WCB compensation denial. 

  • 00:54

    #ItDoesntHavetoHurt: Can Social Media Help Parents Manage Their Children's Pain?

    in Health

    Parents are key knowledge users of evidence about children’s pain, and more and more are turning to social media for information about child health. Join us as we chat to Dr. Christine Chambers about pediatric pain, the impact of social media on parents with children in pain, and the “It Doesn’t Have to Hurt” social media initiative. 

    It Doesn't Have to Hurt is a unique science-media partnership between health researchers (lead by Dr. Chambers) and an award-winning online publisher targeted primarily to Canadian mothers, Erica Ehm’s Yummy Mummy Club (YMC). 

    Dr. Chambers is a clinical psychologist and Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Psychology & Neuroscience at Dalhousie University in Halifax and her research lab is based in the Centre for Pediatric Pain Research at the IWK Health Centre. 

  • 01:00

    How to make peace with sleep – even if you're dealing with chronic pain.

    in Health

    Dr. May Caprio and Linda Cundiff will unlock some mysteries and myths around sleep. How can we get better sleep, even if we're living with chronic pain? We'll find out the answers to these questions and more on June 3, 2015 at 3pm.

    True or False?

    1.  The more sleep I get, the healthier I'll be.

    2.  Waking up at night means that I'll be tired the next day.

    3.  Snoring is common and totally harmless.              

    4.  It's important to always keep track of how much I sleep.

    5.  Pain increases the amount of time in Stage 1 light sleep.

    Dr. May Caprio is a registrant of the College of Psychologists of British Columbia providing psychological services for the Pain Program at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria as a member of the interdisciplinary team.  She has practiced in the area of pain management, neuropsychology and brain injury.  She has been a consultant in private industry, providing psychological assessments, individual psychotherapy and marriage counselling, and has given presentations on sleep, memory enhancement, stress management, and optimal performance.

    Linda Cundiff is an Occupational therapist and co-leader in the sleep and pain program working with the RJH Pain Program. She has been an occupational therapist since 1982.  It is a privilege to work in a field that is practical, holistic and client focused.  Linda has worked with Royal Jubilee Pain Program since its inception 8 years ago and has developed and integrated many programs that clients request, and sleep is definitely one of those.  Linda is currently working on the PainBC pain champion program for occupational therapists in the province.

  • 00:33

    Why does Mommy hurt? An interview with author Elizabeth Christy on chronic pain

    in Health

    Elizabeth M. Christy lives in Northern Virginia with her husband James, son Jimmy (5), and daughter Lucy (newborn). She is the best-selling author of the children’s book "Why Does Mommy Hurt? Helping Children Cope with having a Caregiver with Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, or Autoimmune Disease," and blogs on parentswithpain.com and potomacfallsmama.blogspot.ca.  Additionally, she works as a Systems Integrator for TASC. In addition to basic survival, Elizabeth enjoys writing, sewing (especially in straight lines!), and reading good memoirs.

    “Why Does Mommy Hurt?” is a great resource to talk to children about chronic pain and illness. On this episode, we'll discuss the guilt and shame many parents suffering from chronic pain feel about their parenting. The fact is that parents with chronic pain or illness can be just as awesome as “normal” parents when it comes to raising kids, and if you love your kids, that’s all that matters.  We may not be able to walk a mile to the playground, cook a 7-course organic meal from scratch, or volunteer on a field trip to the amusement park, but that’s not what really matters. If you love your kids, you will find your own way, and your kids will know it. Also, many parents in this situation feel very alone, especially when first diagnosed. There are millions of families out there in the same situation, you are not alone, and you have support out there waiting for you!

  • 00:39

    Pain Matters with Ken McKim: CRPS Edition

    in Caregiving

    My guest this week is Kimmy Simonsen, who will speak about her personal experiences with one of the most painful health conditions around. She will also talk about her advocacy work with the RSD/CRPS Angels project and the JGF Organization.

    Be sure to call into the show with your questions for me or Kimmy. The number is (347) 945-7387. See everyone tomorrow!

    You can contact Kimmy via her Facebook page for  RSD/CRPS Angels here:

    For an easy to understand educational video on CRPS, visit my Don't Punish Pain YouTube Channel:



  • 01:02

    Processing the Pain

    in Spirituality

    Special Thanksgiving broadcast to encourage us all to be thankful everyday not just on a specific day. Psalms 107:1 " Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! Let the redeem of the Lord say so! 

  • 00:03

    4 Reasons Chronic Pain Patients Should Own a Crock Pot

    in Health

    The last thing you want to think about at the end of a long day is what you’ll be making for dinner, and your family doesn’t need another meal from a bag or a box.

    In this episode, you will learn 4 ways a crockpot can be your very best friend.

    For more, check out - https://paindoctor.com/every-chronic-pain-patient-crockpot/