The Lapeer County Department of Veterans Affairs in partnership with the Saginaw VA Medical Center and VFW Post 2492 in Imlay City are holding a Lunch and Learn workshop on Pain Management from 12-2 PM  this Thursday, May 16th at the VFW Post located at 598 Almont Ave. Lunch will be served. There is no charge but reservations are required. Deadline to register is 5 PM Wednesday (5/15). To register, email veteransaffairs@lapeer.county.org or call 810-667-0256.
Veterans experience pain, much of it attributable to their military service. Some experience acute pain. Others experience chronic pain that seems never ending. Veterans are especially susceptible to pain as a result of combat related injuries and trauma suffered during training and other exercises.
With opioid use increasing, a number of issues have cropped up in recent years, prompting the VA to address the situation to help veterans address both acute and chronic pain. The VA’s focus with pain management is to try and safely decrease the dosages of opioids (narcotics) or eliminate them by introducing veterans to integrated therapies such as yoga, massage therapy, aqua therapy, tai chi and many others.