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@painBgone Hi there, we're sorry to hear you're experiencing mobility issues as a result of your pain. Have you considered speaking to a licensed medical professional? Someone like a physiotherapist, chiropractor, occupational therapist etc. may be able to provide you with help based on your individualized needs and situation.
On May 9, 2017, British Columbians will be heading to the polls for our next provincial general election. What does this have to do with chronic pain? Elections are the perfect opportunity to let candidates know about the kinds of issues, ideas, and needs that their constituents face – and chronic pain impacts more than 20% of our province!
This is a crucial time for us to mobilize and raise our voices about chronic pain, because elections are the best time to ask for candidates’ support if they get elected. At our Provincial Pain Summit in February, Pain BC heard a clear call for a Provincial Pain Strategy to tackle the unique challenges of those with chronic pain. We want to ensure the treatment, support, and services are put in place to relieve this burden, but this can’t be done without the proper funding and government support. You can help too!
We’re reaching out to MLAs and candidates to ask them to support this Provincial Pain Strategy and to ask them to ensure that proper pain care is available in local communities. We’re urging you to support this call by asking your candidates the following two questions:
How do I take action?
There are a few ways in which you can do this: reaching out on social media, talking to candidates, writing them letters, and more! We have letter templates and all you need to get started on the Pain BC website.
By raising our voices, together we can change pain in BC! Click here to get started and let us know what you're doing!
There is a great video summary of our 2017 Provincial Pain Summit on YouTube. Watch it and let us know what you think!
Daily movement is vital to improving the quality of life for people living with pain. However, many of us have limitations and can't participate in a typical 5km run or walk style fundraiser. That's why, for the 2nd year, we're inviting you to participate in our fun, inclusive, health-focused MOVEment Day on June 11, 2017.
If You Live With Chronic Pain, Pledge to MOVE!
Any physical activity - as long as it's safe and approved by your medical team - can be highly beneficial for chronic pain. You can pledge to go for a gentle walk, play a game with a friend, do some light gardening, go for a swim, or even host a pyjama dance party, like participants did last year!
There is no cost to making your pledge; you're simply signing up to participate.
MAKE YOUR MOVEMENT PLEDGE NOW
Share your movement pledge in the forum!
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@anniekosk we're so sorry to hear you're experiencing a difficult time with your pain. Have you taken a look through our self-management resources? There are many articles, videos and tools that can help you better understand and manage your pain. https://www.liveplanbe.ca/pain-education/
If you're comfortable sharing which area you live in, we'd be happy to look into whether there are local resources that can offer support as well.
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