Take Control of Your Pain

By Casey Cashman, U.S. Pain Foundation

Chronic pain touches millions of Americans. The mission of the U.S. Pain Foundation is to educate, connect, inform and empower those living with pain while advocating on behalf of the entire pain community. One of our most popular initiatives is our U.S. Pain patient-education days and summits, Take Control of Your Pain (TCOYP).

U.S. Pain Events Provide Refuge for the Pain Community

Geared toward care champions (caregivers) and those individuals enduring pain, the day focuses on obtaining knowledge, meeting others, sharing feelings and gaining relief and hope. TCOYP is not only educational, but also empowering.

It is a unique opportunity to be in a room with others who fully understand the struggles and fears as well as the strength it takes to move forward another day. There is a connection that unites us all together.

Dealing with chronic pain

The day includes engaging speakers, time to connect with individuals enduring similar experiences and the ability to meet organizations and groups dedicated to making a difference for the pain community. Take Control of Your Pain is an inspiring day of feeling recognized and understood while also becoming better educated on treatments available, advocacy efforts and obtaining support.

Kim Crotty-Leonoudakis writes, “I highly recommend going if you can. It was very informative and there were interesting vendors too. I learned a lot. The event is put on by people who have their own issues with chronic pain. They are a great group of people.”

Upcoming events will take place this year in Palm Springs, California on February 18 and in Northbrook, Illinois on August 13. Opportunities to stream the events online will be made available on the website closer to the events.

Chronic Pain

If you are interested in learning more about any upcoming Take Control of Your Pain events or other programs, please visit www.uspainfoundation.org.

About U.S. Pain Foundation

The U.S. Pain Foundation is committed to creating pain awareness by breaking down barriers and advocating for change. It is a 501 ©3 non-profit organization dedicated to serving those who live with pain condition and their care providers and to helping individuals find resources and inspiration. For more information, visit www.uspainfoundation.org.

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