This episode covers a topic that many people grapple with and manage everyday – chronic pain. We have a problem in this country. Millions of people are suffering from chronic pain, and the treatment is often ineffective despite medication, physical therapy, surgery and therapy. So, how do you choose a treatment or intervention that works?
Dr. Paula Smith and Lisa Stockwell share their insights and experience offering alternatives for managing chronic pain. Paula Smith is the director of Southern New Hampshire Area Health Education Center, which holds the license to coordinate the Chronic Pain Self-Management Program. Dr. Smith is responsible for leader training, program fidelity, and outcome evaluation. Lisa Stockwell is a Master Trainer and Leader for the Chronic Pain Self-Management Program.
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UNH Extension – Chronic Disease Self-Management Program: For program details and dates to register for an in-person or virtual class.