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Why Is My Pain Getting Worse? Central Sensitization Diagnosis and Management

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September 13, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP) a​​ffects around 1 in 5 Canadians and is the leading cause of disability globally. Opioid medications, surgery and many other “traditional” medical interventions are ineffective and possibly harmful when used to treat CNCP. Inadequately treated acute pain can lead to an amplification of the pain system known as central sensitization. In addition to increased pain, central sensitization can affect most organ systems and can cause many non-pain symptoms such as fatigue, depression, irritable bowel and many more. Recognizing and treating central sensitization can lead to less unnecessary tests and referrals and improvement in patient’s symptoms.

In this webinar:

  • You will learn how to recognize central sensitization.
  • You will understand how some traditional medical interventions can worsen central sensitization.
  • You will learn how to manage central sensitization using medical and non-medical interventions.
  • You will understand why inter-disciplinary pain clinics are the gold standard for treatment of this condition. ​

Click here to learn more and register.

Presenter: Dr. Joel Kailia (RISE BC Wellness Centre)



September 13, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Layton Engwer

Patient Partner, Sooke

Layton Engwer

PVN helped empower me to make meaningful contributions to Primary Care (PC) locally and provincially.  It also facilitated creation of PC Patient Voices which is focused on PC and provides education support and building on shared experiences.