Support and Brace for a National Arthritic Framework

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.

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.


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