We provide a safe place where people with chronic pain can support one another, develop friendships, share ideas and thoughts, obtain information about their condition from professionals and each other, and learn coping skills in a nonjudgmental and caring atmosphere.

We meet on the first and third Thursdays of each month in the Hospitality Room of The Pines in Ocean Park, Maine.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

What's new?
The Possible Effect of Chronic Pain on Muscles

Katy Rudolph, PhD, PT, will speak to members of the Southern Maine Chronic Pain Support group about the effect of chronic pain on muscles on Thursday, Feb. 4, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Rudolph is an Associate Professor and Research Director of the Motion Analysis Lab in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of New England in Portland. Her research focuses on the influence of chronic pain on walking patterns in people with osteoarthritis in the knee.
The meeting will take place in the Hospitality Room at The Pines in Ocean Park. It is open to the public.

Team of undergrad and COM students win poster competition at the Maine Osteopathic Association's Midwinter Symposium
A team of four UNE students, comprised of two undergraduates and two College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) students, participated in a student Research and Scholarship Forum at the Midwinter Symposium held by the Maine Osteopathic Association (MOA) on February 6, 2015, at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland, Maine. The team won first place in a poster presentation contest.

Maine Voices: UNE making strides in understanding chronic pain
Grateful to be taken seriously at last, chronic pain sufferers are glad to participate in the research.

Portland Press Herald series
The Portland Press Herald ran a three part series of articles on chronic pain in December, 2014. See our Resources page for links to the articles.

University of New England Video Series
In 2013 two University of New England students collaborated to document chronic pain in conjunction with the Pain Support Group of Southern Maine. See our Resources page for links to the videos.

Group featured on National Public Radio program
The Chronic Pain Support Group was featured in a HumanKind radio show recently. Listen to a clip from the show.

Evelyn: (207) 937-5020
Jane: (207) 934-4189
Email: supportgroup@gwi.net
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