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  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 00:31

    Chronic Pain and the 5 Stages of Grief

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    Subject:
    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. 
     
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    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,
    Kristina

  • 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.

  • 00:03

    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/

  • 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!

  • 00:54

    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

  • 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.

  • 00:44

    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
    Gout
    Hammertoe
    Heel Spurs
    Intoeing
    Ligament Sprains
    Morton’s Neuroma
    Plantar Fasciitis
    Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Stress Fractures
    Turf Toe

  • 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

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