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PainBC, Society, pain management, chronic pain, CPRS
PainBC, Society, pain management, chronic pain, CPRS

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Do you know a cancer survivor with chronic pain? Spread the word about the research project "Immersive Media as an Adjunctive Measure for Pain Control in Cancer Survivors".

It aims to determine if Virtual Reality (VR) therapy is effective as an adjunctive intervention in chronic pain management. Contact crystal.sun@ubc.ca for details.

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Important takeaways:
1) There is substantial evidence that medical cannabis is a useful treatment for chronic pain in adults.

2) There is emerging evidence that people living with chronic pain who are getting cannabis from dispensaries have greatly reduced opioid consumption.

Note that this is a US document, so contextual consideration must be given. http://ow.ly/1Jwk309mfcy

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The 2017 Provincial Pain Summit kicks off tomorrow. Make sure you have the app downloaded and follow along on Facebook or Twitter (@painbc) to be a part of the conversation, even if you’re not attending. http://ow.ly/tDP73094WQ2

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Interesting study which found:
1) Less than 2% of patients with prescriptions for opioid pain medication become long-term opioid users
2) There is a “relatively modest” increase in long term opioid use by patients with depression, anxiety and other mental health conditions http://ow.ly/rASE3090ceO

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Such a well-written, honest account of how chronic pain can make us lose friendships. It's one of the truest tests, and it's sometimes surprising to see who ends up sticking with us.

Is there a friend who's been there for you through your pain journey? Please share. http://ow.ly/uHm4308Y5Np

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Our #ConnectforHealth program is free, and helps with things like: 1) Applying for disability 2) Looking for employment 3) Securing housing, and more! Check it out. http://ow.ly/4edH308TmVr
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Wonderful to see how pre and post-surgical measures are being considered to avoid chronic pain. http://ow.ly/BfOs308OLAY

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