Choosing Your Pain Team

You may find the following suggested strategies helpful in terms of navigating and developing healthy relationships within the health care system.  If you have not already done so, create a personal binder to keep records of each appointment, diagnostic test and outcome, by discipline of medicine and date order, keeping it up to date.  This information can prove to be helpful for front line care-givers when the need arises.

  • With your family doctor, go over past specialist appointments and diagnostic tests and ask that he/she provide you with a copy of reports for your personal file/records.
  • Discuss the Client Plan of Care Diagram, shown below, with your family physician with the suggestion/request that any specialist appointments be made at one major center to foster an interdisciplinary approach to care.
  • If applicable, ask him/her if there is an Allied Health Network that can assist you in any day to day life details. ie: insurance form completion, work and home life challenges and details.
  • Provide your family doctor and any specialists, contact information for the ILC Charitable Foundation should they wish to reach out for Medical Professional-to-Medical Professional Peer Support through the ILC network.


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  • Chronic Pain Division

    Chronic Pain Division

    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.

  • Upcoming Events

    1. Halifax Support Group Meeting

      October 15, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    2. Simcoe/York Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Peer Support Group Meeting

      October 21, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    3. ILC 5th Annual Ehlers Danlos & Chronic Pain Conference

      November 4, 2017 - November 5, 2017
    4. Ontario Peer Support Meeting – Toronto, Ontario

      November 4, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    5. Halifax Support Group Meeting

      November 12, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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