If you’re one of the 50 million Americans who live with chronic pain, you know just how difficult getting through each day can be. But thanks to groups like the American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) — which aims to help sufferers by raising awareness and offering support, educational materials and communication tools — people’s lives don’t have to be consumed by their aliments. “We provide a path to dignity and empowerment for people with pain,” says Penney Cowan, the founder and CEO of the ACPA. “[With our help], they can leave behind the role of passive patient and become an active participant in both their health care and their life.”
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September 23, 2019