People’s Campaign Launches Revolution in Health Care to Prevent Chronic Pain

People’s Campaign Launches Revolution in Health Care to Prevent Chronic Pain
The International Myopain Society (IMS) and the and the National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association have initiated the People's Campaign for Preventing Chronic Pain to support helping every person who has or will have chronic pain learn to prevent the pain, disability, and other devastating effects. and, in the process, start a revolution in health care. This campaign is designed to help transform the healthcare system by expanding research and education in developing and testing new on-line consumer training tools and innovative patient-centered coach-based treatment strategies. The Campaign encourages all health professionals to adopt a transformative care model -- that is: integration of self-management training of patients with evidence-based treatments. Since the Campaign is about people taking charge of their health and healthcare, an Indiegogo crowdfunding platform at to support preventing chronic pain will launch the campaign. "This Campaign is about changing our whole approach to chronic pain," explains Dr. James Fricton, a Course Director and Professor at the University of Minnesota, Senior Researcher at HealthPartners Institute for Education and Research, Pain Specialist at the Minnesota Head and Neck Pain Clinic, and currently President of the International Myopain Society, i a IS release. "By training people to make simple lifestyle changes that cause persistent pain, long-term treatment success improves dramatically. Se
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