Tampa Bay/Hudson, Florida — Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point announces that it will once again host the CARES chronic pain self-management program at the hospital at 14000 Fivay Road, Hudson, Florida 34667, at Entrance A in the Shoreline Conference Room. The program runs for six Tuesdays from September 12 through October 17, 2017, from 1 pm to 3:30 pm.
CARES Chronic Pain Self-Management Program (CPSMP) is designed to help people who have a primary or secondary diagnosis of chronic pain such as musculo-skeletal pain of the neck, shoulder, and back; fibromyalgia; whiplash injuries; or repetitive strain injury. It will also benefit those who have conditions such as persistent headache, Crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome, diabetic neuropathy; or multiple sclerosis.
The six week free program will include the following topics:
- Techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, isolation and poor sleep;
- Flexibility and endurance;
- Appropriate use of medications;
- Communicating effectively with family, friends and health professionals;
- Pacing activity and rest; and,
- How to evaluate treatments.
For more information and to register for this free six week program, call 727-869-5498.
This class will be taught by an instructor from CARES (Community Aging and Retirement Services, Inc.). CARES is a charitable, not for profit 501© (3) corporation that provides quality and caring services to meet the needs of older persons and their families in West Central Florida, helping to improve the quality of life and independence for seniors through health, social and support services. For more information, go to www.caresfl.org.