Healthy Living with Chronic Pain program offered at Ascension in Tomahawk
FOR THE TOMAHAWK LEADER
TOMAHAWK – We all experience pain from time to time – from headaches to muscle strains. But many people live with ongoing, persistent pain – known as chronic pain – that comes from injuries or conditions like arthritis, fibromyalgia, nerve damage, and others.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 11% to 40% of the U.S. adult population has chronic pain that impacts their physical and mental health and is one of the most common reasons that people seek medical care.
The good news is that there are things you can do to feel better.
Healthy Living with Chronic Pain (HLCP), an evidence-based program for people living with on-going, persistent pain, will be offered at Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital, 401 W. Mohawk Dr., Tomahawk, on Thursdays from Feb. 6 through March 12, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The program is developed at Stanford University and provides information and strategies for reducing and managing pain. It has been researched and proven to decrease pain, improve mental health, and increase confidence in one’s ability to manage pain down the road. Each weekly session provides a venue for mutual support and sharing among participants.
Pre-registration is required, and space is limited. Please call the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Central Wisconsin (ADRC-CW) at 715-536-0311 or 1-888-486-9545 for more information or to register. A contribution of $10 for the entire six-week program is suggested. Program is offered in partnership with Ascension.