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Pain wasn't going to beat me...

I needed to get back to work as quickly as I could.

I didn't know where to turn.

My pain and emotions were overwhelming...

I wanted to take control of my life.

Take Charge is an interactive program to help you manage pain following an injury or illness. It is designed to work with your other treatments to help you decrease your pain and get back to the life you want.

Pain is not a simple problem. It can affect your body, your mind, and your activity. Pain complicates recovery and can make life difficult. This is where Take Charge comes in. In this program, you will work through a series of lessons on the computer and, with help from your therapist, develop a pain management plan that best meets your needs.

Take Charge recognizes that YOU play an important role in your recovery. You, working with your health care providers can do a lot to decrease your pain, increase your activity, and improve your quality of life. It will help you manage your pain and prevent pain from slowing down your recovery. Take Charge uses techniques that have been scientifically proven to decrease pain and increase your level of activity.

Take Charge is not a substitute for medical care, rehabilitation therapy or individual counseling. It is designed to help you work with your doctors, therapists, and others to prevent pain from controlling your life. Through Take Charge you will discover there are many things you can do to help manage your pain.

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