painPain is considered to be chronic when it lasts longer than 3-6 months or longer than would be expected for normal healing from an injury. Chronic pain can interfere with the ability to do home activities, work related tasks, social, and recreational. 

Chronic pain also has an impact on the ability to maintain healthy habits such as:

  • Getting a restful night’s sleep
  • Regular exercise
  • To allow our mind and body to feel completely relaxed.

The good news is that it is possible to improve daily functioning and continue healthy habits by learning strategies to help reduce the amount of control chronic pain has on these activities. These are called self-management strategies that, combined with your ongoing medical treatments, can help you live a more healthy life. 

If you would like to learn more about the strategies, please consider attending our Living Healthy with Chronic Pain class to explore the many ways you can maintain a healthy lifestyle while also managing chronic pain.

Pain management strategies

There are many self-management strategies that will help you with pain management. Take a look at the pain management strategy wheel to read more about the 11 different strategies.

Pain management class schedule