LIVING with chronic pain can make for a difficult existence, but with a little support, advice and guidance day to day life can be much easier to deal with and the Goulburn Valley Chronic Pain Support Group (GVCPSG) are here to do just that. The group, which meets every month, had a special meeting last week, seeing a grant from council fund a visit from CEO of Australia Pain Management Association, Lil Carrigan.
Lil is no stranger to chronic pain after suffering a back injury that left her with compressed nerve routes in her back and nerve damage in her leg, but has learned to deal with her injuries by keeping physically active to work the muscles and lessen the faulty signals.
Lil said, “Chronic pain affects one in five people in Australia.
“My visit was all about sharing some insight into what chronic pain is, how to live with it, what the impacts are and how you can take steps to address them. It’s all about doing things to benefit yourself and make life worth living again.”
GVCPSG Facilitator, Morry McKellar said, “It’s great for the group to get the information they need to help support them and the visit from Lil really helped toward that.”
The Goulburn Valley Chronic Pain Support Group meets on the third Wednesday of the month from 1pm to 3pm at Primary Care Connect. For further information, phone 0458 510 416 or search for ‘GV-Chronic-Pain-Support-Group’ on Facebook.