Be a part of the solution - Helping Albertans living with pain

November 18, 2021

The AMA Section of Chronic Pain has written a letter to Alberta’s physicians asking for help in establishing innovative and scalable actions to help Alberta’s chronic pain population.

One in five Canadians live in chronic pain, and for these eight million Canadians, their disease is largely invisible and often misunderstood and stigmatized. This year's annual Canadian Pain Task Force report shared staggering numbers about Canadians and the impact of COVID-19 on the already existing disparity in chronic pain treatment access across the country. The disruption to medical care by the pandemic has exhausted our health care system, worsening chronic pain patients' access to dignified care.

The AMA advances patient-centered, quality care by advocating for and supporting physician leadership and wellness.