Highland Primary Care Network's Chronic Pain Clinic provides care to patients with chronic pain. The clinic helps patients to improve their function and activity, decrease stress and learn self-management strategies to improve pain management. The clinic is focused primarily on teaching self-management techniques.
Typically, our patients:
Participate in their treatment program, including individual and group appointments
Practice goal setting
Complete a pain diary
Do exercises as agreed upon to improve function
The patient develops an individual pain management plan together with the team.
Member doctors can refer patients to the Highland PCN Chronic Pain Clinic. Patients will then be invited to the Explaining Pain class which is a group education session. The Explaining Pain class is the first step in the Chronic Pain Program. Patients are encouraged to attend group education sessions to learn skills to better manage their pain. Other group and individual appointments are tailored to meet patients' needs.
Group appointments include:
Introduction to the Chronic Pain Management Program - Explaining Pain
Self Management group
A team of health care professionals help patients learn how to better manage their pain and activities on a daily basis.
Our team of health care professionals includes:
Family physician with a special interest in chronic pain
Behavioral health consultant
We also recommend:
Lectures through the AHS Chronic Pain Centre
Alberta Healthy Living Program
The Pain Toolkit