Free support group for chronic pain patients

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A Vancouver hospital and a Portland rehabilitation center are partnering to offer a free support group for people living with chronic pain.

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center and Progressive Rehabilitation Associates are offering the group from noon to 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Fridays of the month, beginning Sept. 14.

The support group will meet at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center’s specialty clinic, 8716 E. Mill Plain Blvd. in Vancouver.

Dr. Lauren Hollrah, a pain psychologist, will lead the group. She’ll teach relaxation techniques and breathing exercises that may help reduce pain and stress.

For more information, call 360-514-6270.