Category Archives: Regina Pain News

Chronic Opioid Consumption Not the Answer in Chronic Pain and Politics Gets in the Way

Previously, Dennis Turk has contended that only 1/2 of chronic pain sufferers will tolerate of find opioids effective.  See: http://painmuse.org/ref/turk.pdf Now a Norwegian study suggests even in “planned” opioid users, only 23% will be taking opioids 3 years later.  Meanwhile, doctors in Orthopaedic Medicine, … Continue reading

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Regina Fibromyaglia Group

Monthly Support Meetings at: Linda’s Sugar & Nails Rosemont Shopping Centre 5010 – 4th Ave., Regina First Thursday every month 7:30 PM contact # – 522-8686

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Manitoba Family Practice Snubs Physiotherapy

Recently, there was a workshop on muscle energy techniques. I know the name sounds corny but it is a gentle postitional push- release-stretch technique that has become one of the principle manual spinal techniques now taught to physiotherapists and besides … Continue reading

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Immorality of Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health

The Common Drug Review is part of the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health. It is a national program that determines what drugs are worth putting on formularies in the province. They decided that Lyrica should not be … Continue reading

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Action Pain Support Group Regina New Home

At the Canadian Pain Society Meeting in Victoria, it was announced that (National) Action of People with chronic pain has a new chapter in Regina. Terry Bremner, President of Action Atlantic, negotiated transition of the Fibromyalgia support group in Regina … Continue reading

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Regina Pain Interest Group – needs input

Late August 2006, representative of Pfizer, Dr. Paul Harris and Dr. Mike Montbriand met to discuss putting together a group interested in chronic pain. Input would be appreciated.

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