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  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 00:03

    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/

  • What Is The Root Cause Of Chronic Pain?

    in Health

    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.

  • 00:33

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

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    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!

  • 00:31

    Chronic Pain and the 5 Stages of Grief

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    Chronic Pain and the Grieving Process
    Who Should Attend:
    Anyone dealing with chronic pain and associated illnesses, i.e. Chronic Fatigue, Depression, loved one's of people living with chronic pain
    People usually associate grieving with the loss of a loved one; however, we grieve any time we lose something of great value. For example, you can grieve the loss of a job, a home, and your health.
    Join me as I discuss each of the stages of grief (denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance). I will share what I have learned as well as the tremendous role that faith has played in my healing.
    Chronic illness also affects those around us! My husband will be joining me and sharing his experiences as the husband of someone who lives with CRPS/CFS. 
    I encourage you to call in and share your experiences. We are stronger together. Help me to ensure that NO ONE ever struggles through pain alone!
    Yours in health,

  • 00:44

    Chronic Foot Pain with Dr. Roy Mathews DPM

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    Chronic foot pain can impair your mobility, affect your ability to exercise, and may indicate other medical issues. In this episode, we'll be talking to Dr. Roy Mathews, a podiatrist practicing in Vancouver and New Westminster. With his extensive background in Kinesiology, as well as in amateur and professional sports, Dr. Mathews focuses a large portion of his Podiatric practice on relieving the persistent foot pain of his patients. Dr. Mathews shares his wealth of experience and expertise widely, lecturing regularly to businesses and running clubs across the city, as well as to the Vancouver Sun Run clinics. Tune in to this episode if you have any questions or comments on any of the following foot ailments:

    Chronic Lateral Foot Pain
    Club Foot
    Corns, Warts, or Bunions
    Damage to Tendons
    Diabetic Foot
    Fallen Arches
    Flat Feet
    Foot Fracture
    Heel Spurs
    Ligament Sprains
    Morton’s Neuroma
    Plantar Fasciitis
    Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Stress Fractures
    Turf Toe

  • 00:56

    Holiday Survival Guide for Chronic Pain

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    In this episode we will speak to three experienced and seasoned people living with various types of ongoing pain. We will discuss how to best handle the stresses of the holidays as a person living with pain. Please call in with your questions and comments on surviving (and thriving) through the holiday mayhem. We look forward to speaking with you on Pain Waves Radio.

  • 00:55

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

    in Women

    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.


  • 00:54

    Emerging Technologies in Chronic Pain Management

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    Did you know that research is currently being done into ways in which new technologies-ranging from virtual reality and robotics to social media-may be used as a technological form of analgesia and pain management. Join us this Wednesday February 13th at 8pm on PAIN WAVES RADIO for "Emerging Technologies in Pain Management" when our guest will be Diane Gromala. Diane is a Canada Research Chair and a Professor in the Simon Fraser University School of Interactive Arts and Technology. Her research works at the intersection of computer science, media art and design, and has focused on "the cultural, visceral, and embodied implications of digital technologies, particularly in the realm of chronic pain". Dr. Gromala's work is currently in use in over 20 hospitals and clinics. BE SURE TO TUNE IN AND CALL IN TOLL FREE WITH YOUR QUESTIONS THIS WEDNESDAY AT 8PM

  • 00:53

    Arthritis and Chronic Pain with Dr. Rhonda Shuckett

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    Join us as we discuss the latest research, as well as pain management tools and techniques in the treatment of Arthritis (including Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis). Dr. Shuckett is a Rheumatologist and a Clinical Associate Professor of UBC Department of Medicine.  She has practiced in Vancouver for the past nearly 25 years. She sees an array of Rheumatologic conditions including rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia.  She has lectured to other physicians on the topic of arthritis and has some published articles on this topic. She is very involved in teaching through the medical school at UBC. Please call in with your questions and comments for Dr Shuckett on the topic of Arthritis and Chronic Pain!

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