Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

Cowichan Valley CBI presents MS and Persistent Pain

  • Meetings
  • Education & Information
  • Peer Support
  • Recreation & Fitness

MS and Persistent Pain:

About 50% of people with MS will experience some MS related pain during the course of their illness.

MS related pain can take several forms.
Pain in MS can be managed, but it requires careful identification of the type of pain, and persistence in determining the best techniques.

What leads to persistent pain?

Persistent or "chronic" pain is the result of two things:

a) Changes in your physical body (think: your original injury)

b) Neuroplastic changes in your nervous system

-The nervous system becomes sensitized and hyper-vigilant when pain persists. This can create pain with small movements and typically-painless stimuli (such as light touch, pressure, cold, and everyday life stressors)

Join Physiotherapist Tyler Legear for this informative and helpful workshop.

Upon finishing his Masters Degree at the University of BC, Tyler returned to the Cowichan Valley where he grew up to practice physiotherapy alongside his brother, Mark. He is dedicated to providing the nest possible care, guided by evidence-based practice and his passion for helping others. Tyler recognizes the need to engage his patients in their treatment process both mentally and physically. Whether your goal is getting back in shape, returning to work or simply feeling better, he will use his knowledge, enthusiasm and personal experience to help you reach your goals.

When: Thursday, June 21st at 5pm (ending at 6:45pm)
Where: 300-435 Trunk Rd, Duncan BC, V9L 2P5

Please RSVP by calling Erin at 250-388-6496 ext 7301

Light snacks and drinks will be provided. This space is fully accessible. Everyone welcome.