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Managing Chronic Pain

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An interactive program designed to help those living with chronic pain will be held Wednesdays, April 4 – May 9 from 2:00 - 4:30 PM. The purpose is to improve one’s ability to manage chronic pain and other symptoms day to day. Over the 6-week course, participants will learn different techniques and tools that have been tested and found to be very helpful. Topic covered include: healthy eating, activity, pacing, difficult emotions, improving sleep, medication and more.

The Chronic Pain Self-Management Program (CPSMP) has been developed for people with a primary diagnosis of chronic pain which might include: musculo-skeletal, (neck, shoulder, back pain, etc), fibromyalgia, whiplash injuries, chronic regional pain, repetitive strain injury, post-surgical pain lasting 6 months or more, neuropathic pain or neuralgias, post-stroke or central pain. It may also be appropriate for those with persistent headaches, Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel, muscular pain of multiple sclerosis.

One new idea or concept may help you turn the corner and realize that you no longer have to let pain control your life. This is co-sponsored by NorthWest Senior & Disabilities Services and Tillamook Regional Medical Center and will be held at the Herald Center east of Adventist Church, 2710 First Street, Tillamook. While there is no charge, registration is required by calling (503) 815-2270.