Back Pain

The 3-Minute Primary Care Low Back Examination

Back Tools/Guidelines:


Management: Non-Pharmacological Therapies

Educational Resources and Tools – For Patients

Spinal Stenosis


Community Resources



Conditions Specific Toolkits and Guidelines

Patient Resources and Tools

Neuropathic Pain

Assessment (Condition specific)


Myofascial Pain

Central Sensitization Syndrome

Chronic Pain as a Symptom or a Disease

Non-Pharmacological Therapies

Goals and Goal Setting

Interventional Therapies

Physical Activity

Physical Therapy

Psychosocial Therapy



Pharmacological Therapies



Opioids and Pain Management Essentials

Opioid Substance Use Disorders and Aberrant Behaviour

Opioid Tapering

Buprenorphine/Naloxone (Suboxone)


Dr. Andrea Furlan Kirk Foat and son

Substance Use

Pain Assessment

General Pain Assessment

Psychological Factors
Sleep Resources
Education Resources – For Healthcare Professionals
  • Mnemonic for Borderline Patient Management (ADOBE)

Acknowledge feelings (Your anger or your patient’s anger)
Discover meaning (What your anger or patient anger means)
Opportunity to express empathy (for patient and for you as a clinician)
Boundaries (Set them clearly)
Extend the system (and not yourself)

Educational Resources and Tools – For Patients

Articles on physician communication skills (general)

Articles on communication in Chronic pain

Motivational Interviewing examples (role play)

Chronic Pain Communications

  • [Video] Pain Week – Issues in Patient Provider Communications on Chronic Pain (5m06s)
    • Patients with pain often report feeling discounted by health care providers, family, coworkers and caregivers. Dr. Geraghty comments on the etiquette of successful patient communication so that patients feel validated and better treatment outcomes are achieved