Our Chronic Pain Management Assessment and Referral Program (CPMARP) provides people experiencing chronic pain with individualized support to help improve their quality of life.
Chronic pain can affect many aspects of your life. That's why we use an interprofessional approach and perform a comprehensive physical and mental assessment to help you manage your pain in ways that work for you.
A nurse practitioner (NP) will review your pain history, any x-rays or other diagnostic imaging results, your medications and the effects of current or previous treatments. If necessary, the NP will perform a physical exam. These findings will help us provide evidence-based treatment options, such as medication changes, exercise programs, various therapies, referral to specialists and/or specialized procedures.
A social worker leads chronic pain self-management classes and offers one-on-one support to individuals interested in cognitive behavioural therapy to help clients cope with the difficulties of managing chronic pain.
To be eligible for the program, your pain must be non-cancer related, non-palliative and have existed for more than three consecutive months. You must be referred by either your primary health care provider or by a community healthcare agency.