Andrew Hartman

Andrew Hartman is a Saskatoon resident who is currently a doctoral student at the University of Saskatchewan. Andrew has had a history of chronic pain throughout their life; currently, Andrew has been navigating how to live well with a diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Ankylosing spondylitis is a global inflammatory disease similar to arthritis that […]

Nikki Cooke

Nikki Cooke is from Regina, Saskatchewan, and is currently pursuing her education degree. In 2011, at the age of 14, Nikki had been suffering from unexplainable aches and pain that severely limited her functioning. After six months of seeing numerous specialists such as orthopedic surgeons and a rheumatologist, Nikki was finally diagnosed with pediatric psoriatic […]

Alexandria Pavelich

Alexandria is a graduate student and SaskPain board member who has been given multiple pain diagnoses throughout her life. She has tried a variety of therapies to manage her symptoms: everything from dietary changes to massage and physiotherapy, to medication, meditation, and pain reprocessing techniques. She is sharing her story in hopes that it will […]

Ross McCreery

My name is Ross McCreery and I am a patient/advocate fighting to raise awareness and create positive changes for those of us who live with chronic pain. In 2006 I was diagnosed with the rare disease called CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome) that has no cure and very few treatments for the debilitating chronic pain […]