New program for chronic pain sufferers in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Maple Ridge News: A new chronic pain self-management program is available for residents of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. The program – that just finished its pilot cohort at the Ridge Meadows Wellness and Urgent and Primary Care Centre – educates adults who have chronic pain on how pain works and gives them strategies to increase their quality of life and daily function. “The medical system has traditionally treated pain by focusing on the biological issue, but we know from the literature that persistent pain has mental and social aspects as well,” explained Natalie Carrion, an occupational therapist for the program.

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