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Healthy Living with Chronic Pain Workshop
Jul 3, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Healthy Living with Chronic Pain (Chronic Pain Self-Management Program, CPSMP) is a workshop given two and a half hours, once a week, for six weeks.
The Chronic Pain Self-Management Workshop are for people who have a primary or secondary diagnosis of chronic pain. Pain is defined as being chronic or long term when it lasts for longer than 3 to 6 months, or beyond the normal healing time of an injury. Examples of chronic pain conditions are: chronic musculo-skeletal pain (such as neck, shoulder, back pain, etc.), fibromyalgia, whiplash injuries, chronic regional pain syndromes, repetitive strain injury, chronic pelvic pain, post-surgical pain that lasts beyond 6 months, neuropathic pain (often caused by trauma), or neuralgias (such as post-herpetic pain, and trigeminal neuralgia), and post stroke or central pain. Workshops also benefit those who have conditions such as persistent headache, Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, diabetic neuropathy, or those who experience severe muscular pain due to conditions such as multiple sclerosis.
Workshops are facilitated by two trained leaders
Subjects covered during the six week workshop include:
1) techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, isolation, and poor sleep
2) appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance
3) appropriate use of medications
4) communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals, 5) nutrition
6) pacing activity and rest
7) how to evaluate new treatments
Each participant in the workshop receives a FREE copy of the companion book, Living a Healthy Life With Chronic Conditions and a Moving Easy Program CD
The Healthy Living with Chronic Pain Workshop will begin on June 5 through July 17 at Copper Sky, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Please reference Course #4948 when registering for the workshop. There is no cost to attend.
Classes are highly participative, where mutual support and success build the participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.
For more information, please contact Mary Gonzales, health education specialist with Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens, at 520-705-9723