Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Understanding Chronic Pain

Why don’t those medicines work? Understanding Chronic Pain
with Andrea Rubinstein, MD, chief, department of Pain Medicine, Kaiser Permanente, Santa Rosa

Chronic pain is common and millions of people suffer from it. But chronic pain is not just pain that lasts a long time. For a long time we treated chronic pain with the same drugs we used to treat all other pain and yet patients did not get the relief they sought. Far too many people were given drugs such as opioids that actually make pain worse over time. This talk will focus on why chronic pain is different and the risks of treating it like acute pain primarily with opioids. We will also discuss what does work and how to get better.

Everyone is invited and welcome to attend and participate.

11 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Wednesday, April 4, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Wonder Valley Community Center
80526-½ Amboy Road
Wonder Valley CA 92277
Call (760) 367-9880 for more information