Word cloud for chronic pain

Every day, millions of people with chronic diseases struggle to manage their symptoms, including pain. We can also experience chronic pain due to prior injuries. Chronic pain can be debilitating. The good news is that people who learn how to manage their symptoms can improve their quality of life and reduce their health care costs.

ICOA and your local Area Agency on Aging (AAA) provide FREE workshops so you can learn methods to better manage chronic pain and make positive lifestyle changes.

Use the Tips to the right for quick, easy ideas. Click the Toolkit or Resources links for downloadable materials. Click the tiles at the bottom of the page for additional in-depth information.

Chronic Pain Tips

Review the toolkit from Pain Points of View, a collection of tools to help you communicate better with your healthcare professionals, as well as the latest information on effective pain management with resources from Mayo Clinic, the National Institutes of Health, Mindful magazine, and more.

Contact your local Area Agency on Aging to register for the next chronic pain self-management  workshop

There is help if you or someone you know has become addicted to pain medications. Select from providers on our resource page. In an emergency call 9-1-1.