May 15, 2013
6 session course
Wednesdays, 1:30 - 3 p.m.
East Campus Office Building
Located behind Thornton Hospital
9300 Campus Point Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92037
Map and Directions
The next session of this course begins August 15, 2013.
To register, call Erin Grimes at
619-543-3422, ext. 2.
Research has shown that individuals who know more about their healthcare needs are better able to make informed decisions and become partners in their treatment plan.
Families and friends may also experience difficulties coping with the chronic pain of their loved ones. The more family members understand about pain, the better they will be able to deal with the challenges that are presented.
What is Pain? - This session includes a broad overview of pain and also includes information on the services provided by the UCSD Center for Pain and Palliative Medicine.
Surgical Procedures - This session discusses the various surgical and invasive procedures available, including injections, nerve blocks, implantable stimulators and implantable pumps.
Medications Used to Treat Pain - This session includes information on medications currently used for treating pain.
Body Work - This session includes the role of body mechanics, exercise and the use of massage in treating pain.
Body-Mind Connection - This session includes the role of complementary therapies in treating chronic pain, specifically acupuncture, aromatherapy and harp music therapy.
Pain and Emotions - This session includes the role of emotions in dealing with the challenges of chronic pain.
- Healthy Soul - This session includes the role of nondenominational spirituality and its role in coping with chronic pain issues.
Center for Pain Medicine
Perlman Medical Offices
9350 Campus Point Drive, Suite 2C
La Jolla, CA 91111