When your pain won’t go away, it can be tough to get through the day. Concentrating on something other than the pain takes effort. You can’t move as effortlessly as you used to. You’re exhausted by the time you get home, but you worry the pain won’t let you get the sleep you need.
There are ways to manage your chronic pain. Outback Strong: Living Well can help.
Living Well with Chronic Pain is a free, six-week workshop full of tips and tools that can improve your pain. You’ll learn how to better manage your pain without narcotics. You’ll learn how you can stay active and live healthier to reduce the pain you experience.
The workshop runs from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays from April 24 to May 29. All sessions will be held at the Lake County Senior Center, 11 North G St., Lakeview.
People with a wide range of conditions will benefit from this workshop. Whether you have musculoskeletal pain, whiplash, fibromyalgia, or another condition causing your hurt, this class is for you. Adults of all ages, as well as their family members and caregivers, are welcome.
The class, also known as Chronic Pain Self-Management, was developed by Stanford University as part of a suite of self-management workshops designed to give people more control over their own health. Stanford also developed Living Well with Chronic Conditions and Living Well with Diabetes. Watch for announcements about those classes later this year.
Living Well with Chronic Pain is offered in partnership with Lake County Community Health Improvement Partnership (CHIP), Lake District Wellness Center-Prevention, Lake Health District, and Klamath and Lake Counties Council on Aging. It is supported by a grant from Eastern Oregon Coordinated Care Organization.
For more information, contact CHIP coordinator Arvinder Singh via email or call him at (425) 999-6345.