Chronic pain class offered
Individuals with chronic long-term pain lasting longer than three to six months can learn management and coping techniques through a series of classes beginning May 22 at Hilltop Manor in Marion.
Chronic pain conditions include such things as neck, shoulder, back pain; fibromyalgia; whiplash injuries; repetitive strain injuries; pelvic pain; and post-surgical pain.
Those with persistent headache, Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, or diabetic neuropathy also may benefit from the class.
Topics will include techniques to deal with frustration, fatigue and isolation; appropriate exercise to maintain and improve strength, flexibility and endurance; nutrition; pacing activity and rest; and evaluating new treatments.
Classes will meet from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays beginning May 22 in the community room at Hilltop Manor, 1501 E. Lawrence St.
Cost of the class is $6. Registration and more information is available by calling (620) 382-3580.
The class is sponsored by the Marion County Department on Aging.