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Chronic Pain Division

Mission: To inspire hope and contribute to the health and well-being of children and individuals living with chronic pain by providing a care model of health promotion and knowledge sharing partnerships through a family centred, awareness and education resource network.

Pediatric Chronic Pain: An Introduction to the CAPHC Chronic Pain Toolkit Using a Case Study

For the past five-years, The ILC has been a member of The Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres (CAPHC) Pain Community of Practice (CoP), which has created a Chronic Pain Toolkit for primary clinicians that help to answer to following questions: What is chronic pain? What are the most common types of chronic pain in […]

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Your Vote / Your PatientVoice National Pain Week – November 5-11, 2017

Your Vote / Your PatientVoice National Pain Week – November 5-11, 2017 The Government has invited “Your Vote” on issues of importance to you: Register and log in to state your vote to influence change Whether you are a Patient, family member, care provider or an Allied Health or Healthcare professional, it is critically important […]

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2017 EDS International Classification

In the last decade, growing attention has been placed on joint hypermobility and related disorders. The new nosology for the Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS), identifies 13 different types of EDS, and highlights the need for an updated and more reliable criteria. For the first time management and care guidelines have also been produced for the co-morbidities […]

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The Marfan Foundation Emergency Prepareness kit

Author: The Marfan Foundation This kit is your tool to help you be prepared in the event of an emergency. We suggest putting the completed packet in a brightly colored envelope or folder so it is easy to find. At home, keep it near the door so it is handy for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) […]

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National Pain Week

November 13th, 2017

Chronic Pain, News

Together, Lets make pain visible. We have included at the bottom of this page a Pain Media relations Kit. This kit will help you with Key messages, tips and guidelines for a successful media interview. Now more than ever it is important that the patient voice be heard. During Pain Awareness Week, reaching out to your […]

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Challenges of Living with Chronic Pain & EDS

Challenges of Living with Chronic Pain & EDS Leadership:  Physicians and Patients Speak       The ILC Foundation spoke with a group of children, teens and families as they discuss the challenges of living with chronic pain.

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The Dominic Boivin Story

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Dominic Boivin and teens that live with chronic pain often suffer without a peer support network that is geared for teens. The month of May is internationally recognized as Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Awareness month but for ILC it means so much more because it also marks a very important time for our founding Ambassador of Hope, […]

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Facts about Chronic Pain Disease

November 13th, 2017

Chronic Pain, Patients, Resources

Chronic pain is described as “An unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, and lasts beyond the normal time for healing.” The Canadian Pain Society (“CPS”) together with the International Association for the Study of Pain (“IASP”) indicate that between 5 – 8% (2.2 in 44) of Canadian children suffer with […]

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Pain-plagued teens desperately want to be normal

Story at Melissa Schippers, 15, of Gatineau, Que., suffers from complex regional pain syndrome, a chronic pain condition that, in Melissa’s case, causes intense burning, aching and stabbing pain in her feet at her home in Gatineau, Que., Aug. 5, 2011. Author: Sharon Kirkey Melissa Schippers once asked her doctors if they could amputate […]

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