I am a family physician and writer. I started this website because so many of my patients struggle with chronic pain. All too often, people living with pain have too few tools to cope with their symptoms.

This website is to help you find your own pathway to healing. Please use the tools under the supervision of your healthcare provider.

As I developed this pain website, I discovered how stress, anxiety, and complex PTSD lead to inflammation, and together, they are responsible for over 70% of chronic disease.

This is a labour of love. I received a small fee from the Northern Interior Rural Division (NIRD) to start the project, but I work on it alone. Apologies for the sections that have videos that no longer work. Maintaining the website is an immense job and I work full time as a doctor, so it’s difficult to keep up sometimes.

I have received no funding from any source other than the initial funding from NIRD (nonprofit division of BC).

The site is not a substitute for usual health care

All opinions on the website are not necessarily the opinions of NIRD or Dr. Judy Dercksen.

Feel free to contact me via the Contact form if you have a different point of view that you wish to share. No question is irrelevant and no critique is unimportant.

A team approach improves chronic pain. The web is a great place to help each other.