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  • 00:53

    Addressing Chronic Pain in Adults & Kids with Intellectual Disabilities

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    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.

  • 00:54

    Is Grain Causing Your Chronic Pain?

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    This week’s guest on Life Interrupted Radio is Dr. Peter Osborne, known as the “Gluten Free Warrior” and author of No Grain, No Pain: A 30-Day Diet for Eliminating Chronic Pain — For Life. He will share easy ways to relieve pain and heal in ways most other professionals will never tell you because most don't even know!  


    If you suffer from unexplained pain or know someone who does you have to listen to this episode of Life Interrupted Radio, Dr. Osborne will share: 



    Why foods you’ve always been told were ‘healthy’ may actually be making you sick. 
    What is “Leaky Gut” and why your doctor may dismiss it
    How painkillers and other drugs deplete your body of vitamins and minerals vital to healing, actually aggravating the root cause of pain. 
    Why just because you don’t test positive for celiac disease doesn’t mean you aren’t sensitive to gluten. 
    Why removing all grains (and certain other foods) can eliminate chronic pain once and for all. 


    Dr. Peter Osborne founded Gluten Free Society in 2010 to help educate patients and physicians on the far reaching effects of gluten sensitivity.  He is the author of Glutenology, a series of books designed to help educate the world about gluten. His latest book No Grain, No Pain: A 30-Day Diet for Eliminating Chronic Pain — For Life. He has helped thousands of patients recover from mysterious medical illnesses. Learn more about Dr. Osborne and “No Grain, No Pain” at www.NoGrainNoPainBook.com

  • 01:00

    Using Medical Cannabis to Treat Chronic Pain: Get the Facts!

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    In this episode of Pain Waves Radio, co-hosted with Dr. Michael Negraeff, we talk to Phillipe Lucas about medical cannabis in Canada and how it can be used to treat chronic pain. We discuss the research that shows how cannabis can work as a safer adjunct to or substitute for pharmaceutical opiates and cover some of the common myths and misconceptions around medical cannabis. We also discuss the societal benefits, possible risks, and specific strains being used to treat chronic pain. 


    About Our Guest: Philippe Lucas is Vice President of Patient Advocacy at Tilray, a PhD student in the University of Victoria’s Social Dimensions of Health program, and a Graduate Researcher with the Center for Addictions Research of British Columbia. Philippe served as a Victoria City Councillor and Capital Region Director from 2008-2011, and over the years he has received a number of accolades and awards for his research. His scientific research projects and publications include studies on the therapeutic use of cannabis, with a focus on its use in the treatment of trauma and addiction. His publications are available at: www.philippelucas.com.


    Please note we're no longer accepting call-ins to Pain Waves Radio. 

  • 01:00

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

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    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. 

  • 00:03

    4 Reasons Chronic Pain Patients Should Own a Crock Pot

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    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/

  • 01:00

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

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    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.

  • 00:49

    This is I.T. (Inconvenient Truth)!!! – Intimacy and Chronic Pain Part 1

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    This is I.T. (Inconvenient Truth)!!! – Intimacy and Chronic Pain


    Can you be sexually active while suffering from chronic pain? Many people find it hard to being intimate or having sex while suffering from chronic pain. We all have heard people say “I have a headache,” “The pain is too much for me to enjoy sex,” or “It hurts to be touched.” No matter the reason for the pain many rather not talk about it or be a part of the act while in pain. Tonight we will talk about some of the problem, feelings, and hopefully some solutions to the problem of being intimate or having sex.

  • What Is The Root Cause Of Chronic Pain?

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    This episode I will be revealing the root cause of most chronic pains. I will also share a little about how  I cause the body to instantly release most kinds of chronic pain naturally without prescription drugs or surgery.


    Remove Pain NAturally Show is hosted by Joshua Yamson who is an Inflammation Reduction Therapist and is the Senior Practioner at The Life Wellness Cenetr in Indianapolis, IN. He specializes in removing chronic pain from the body using a very profound  non-invasive technique. After a session with Mr. Yamson, most clients never have chronic pain again.

  • 00:55

    How to Live Well in the Midst of Chronic Pain and Illness

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    Sharon Sayler welcomes author Toni Bernhard to Life Interrupted Radio’s special Autoimmune Series for a fascinating interview from someone who is living well with a chronic illness while helping others to live well too regardless of their diagnosis.  


    Looking back over her 14-years since her diagnosis, Toni will reveal what she has discovered about living life to its fullest and how you can uncover your whole new life.  Just some of what Sharon and Toni will share is: 


    - How thinking small leads to a bigger, fuller life


    - How to move out or your stories into possibilities and opportunities 


    - How to practice mindfulness without the meditation  


    - How to welcome the “blues” and painful emotions and what to do next….


    Toni Bernhard is the author of three critically-acclaimed books, How to Be Sick, How to Wake Up, and the just-released How to Live Well with Chronic Pain and Illness. In this conversational interview Toni shares practical tips she has learned from her 14 years of living well even with a chronic illness. She also writes for Psychology Today online where her popular blog is titled, “Turning Straw Into Gold.” You can learn more about Toni and her books at her website www. tonibernhard.com.


    #LifeInterrupted 

  • 02:00

    This is I.T. (Inconvenient Truth)!!! – Intimacy and Chronic Pain Part 3

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    This is I.T. (Inconvenient Truth)!!! – Intimacy and Chronic Pain Part 3


    This is part 3 of a subject many want to talk about but feel it to be taboo. It is difficult to discuss with others the problem one may have on a daily basis in dealing with pain but as we have discussed before people with Chronic Pain find it more difficult to discuss the issue of being intimate while also dealing with their pain. So join us as we explore deeper into the thoughts of those who are open about their pain along with being open about their sexual thoughts.

  • 02:02

    This is I.T. (Inconvenient Truth)!!! – Intimacy and Chronic Pain Part 2

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    This is I.T. (Inconvenient Truth)!!! – Intimacy and Chronic Pain


    Can you be sexually active while suffering from chronic pain? Many people find it hard to being intimate or having sex while suffering from chronic pain. We all have heard people say “I have a headache,” “The pain is too much for me to enjoy sex,” or “It hurts to be touched.” No matter the reason for the pain many rather not talk about it or be a part of the act while in pain. Tonight we will talk about some of the problem, feelings, and hopefully some solutions to the problem of being intimate or having sex.