25 million Americans live with daily pain…
At Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice, we provide interdisciplinary care, education, and support for people living with a range of conditions, including severe pain resulting from an illness or treatment for an illness, surgery, or an underlying condition. We know that everyone experiences pain differently, and our goal is to help our patients manage their symptoms and achieve the highest quality of life.
We also want to be a resource, providing services and information to promote the general well being of our community. Click the links below to learn more about chronic pain and to explore strategies, such as mindfulness and Restorative Yoga, that could help you manage your chronic pain. Please consult your physician before starting any new exercises.
What is Chronic Pain?
Chronic Pain is pain that lasts longer than six months. It is also, often, pain that becomes independent of the injury or condition that originally caused a person to experience pain. The Institute for Chronic Pain and the American Chronic Pain Association are two good resources for more information.
Resources for Managing Chronic Pain
- A Mindful Approach to Healing: What is Mindfulness? Understanding the concept of Mindfulness, in partnership with Montpelier-based Psychologist Dr. Daniel Mitchell, PhD.
- A Mindful Approach to Healing: Easy Mindfulness Practices to Manage Your Pain The second in our Mindfuness series. Dr. Mitchell offers two easy Mindfulness exercises, with video instructions.
- Restorative Yoga Poses for Pain Management Step-by-step instructions and photographs for Restorative Yoga poses that you can use to help manage pain, in partnership with Lindsay Armstrong and Embodied.
If you are living with severe pain and would like to learn more about CVHHH’s services, including skilled nursing, physical, occupational, and speech therapy at home, please send us an email using the contact form in the upper-right corner of this page. A member of our team will be in touch.
Have questions about managing your pain?
Call Derek Kouwenhoven, MSN, RN, Director of Clinical Services, or use the contact form to the upper right.802-224-2269