NORWICH – Most people experience pain at some point in their life – whether it’s from a stubbed toe, a headache, a broken bone or any number of other injuries. The pain experienced may be significant, but in each of these instances it is a temporary state that goes away as the body heals. That isn’t the case for people living with chronic pain.
According to Chris Kisacky, VP of service coordination and delivery at UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital, more than 100 million Americans live with chronic pain.
“That’s more than those suffering from diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined,” she said.
How to manage pain will be the topic of this month’s installment of UHS Chenango Memorial’s 2019 Women’s Health Series. The program, featuring pain management specialist Oana Stingu, will take place Tuesday, August 20 at the Bohemian Moon restaurant, 103 Main St. in Norwich. The event will begin at 6 p.m. with an optional $15 buffet and cash bar. The presentation and discussion will follow at 7 p.m.
Stingu, a physician assistant with UHS Spine Care and Pain Relief in Norwich, will discuss pain management in general, as well as different treatment options for people living with chronic pain.
“Our pain management team offers a wide range of medical and surgical pain relief methods. They provide individuals with tools to manage pain and coach them on lifestyle changes that can enhance pain relief,” Kisacky said.