Helping You Manage Chronic Pain
Chronic pain can affect everything: your ability to work and participate in pleasant activities, your sleep, your relationships and your feelings of well being. Chronic pain is real and can be disabling. Fortunately, there are effective medications, treatments and ways that you can care for yourself to help you feel better and in control of your life.
Here are resources to help you understand and manage your chronic pain:
Managing Chronic Pain
This is a Featured Health Topic on our member website kp.org, which covers:
- Causes of chronic pain
- Alternative treatments
- Related topics
- Chronic Pain Care Management Program: Chronic pain specialists can help you learn the skills you need to manage your pain. Check with your doctor to see if you would benefit from this program.
What is Myofascial Pain Syndrome?
Learn More about Complementary & Alternative Medicine (CAM)
More Information on Treatment Options:
Epidural Steroid Injections: What to Expect
Trigger Point Injections What to Expect
Medial Branch Block Injections
Methadone Therapy for Chronic Pain
Tratamiento con metadona para el dolor crónico (Spanish)
Opioid Therapy for Chronic Pain
Tratamiento con opioides para el dolor crónico (Spanish)
For a list of other treatments visit our Caring for yourself and Other Treatments on our Chronic Pain Featured Health Topic.
The Emotional Side of Chronic Pain
Mind & Body Health
Things You Can Do at Home
Manage Your Stress; Manage Your Pain (Podcasts)
Spine Care Exercise Videos
Learn to reduce pain, improve posture, and stabilize your back using our videos.
Less Pain and More Life
Is chronic pain interfering with your sleep, mood, physical activity, work, and relationships with family and friends? Regain control of your life with our HealthMedia® Care for Pain™ program.
Ten Steps From Patient to Person
You may browse through a list of classes available in your area to help with your chronic pain.
Health Education Classes