Statement from the Canadian Pain Society and Canadian Pain Coalition
TORONTO, Sept. 18, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Pain Society applauds the
Arthritis Alliance for their excellent work to champion the need for
better care for Canadians suffering with arthritic conditions.
Arthritis is a debilitating disease that is affecting a growing number
of Canadians with rising costs to Canada in the Billions of Dollars.
Arthritic conditions cause serious pain and the Canadian Pain Society
(CPS) and the Canadian Pain Coalition (CPC) have been working on a
National Pain Strategy to compliment the National Arthritis Framework.
The potential impact of implementing adequate pain management
strategies in osteoarthritis would result in cumulative savings of $488
billion dollars over the next 30 years. It is essential that health
care and political decision makers support a national strategy for the
better care of arthritis and pain in Canada.
About the Canadian Pain Society (CPS):
The Canadian Pain Society has been a chapter of the International
Association for the Study of Pain since 1982. The aim of the CPS is to
foster and encourage research on pain mechanisms and pain syndromes and
to help improve the management of patients with acute and chronic pain
by bringing together the basic scientists and health professionals of
various disciplines and backgrounds who have an interest in pain
research and management. www.canadianpainsociety.ca
About the Canadian Pain Coalition (CPC):
The Canadian Pain Coalition (CPC) is THE National Voice of People with
Pain. Incorporated in 2004 as a non-profit organization, the CPC is a
partnership of pain consumer groups, individuals, health professionals
who care for people in pain and scientists studying better ways to
treat pain. CPC promotes sustained improvement in the understanding,
prevention, treatment and management of all types of pain in Canada.
CPC accomplishes this through pain education, awareness activities and
advocacy initiatives. CPC obtained the Senate Declaration of National
Pain Awareness Week in 2004. www.canadianpaincoalition.ca
SOURCE: CANADIAN PAIN SOCIETY
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