Because the causes and nature of chronic pain are different from acute pain, treatment is also different. These differences must be taken into consideration in diagnosis as well as treatment of chronic pain.

Ruth Vertherms, a nurse practitioner with Advanced Pain Management, will discuss how to assess pain, making decisions, pain management options and the multi-disciplinary approach to pain from 3-4:30 pm Tuesday, June 25, at the VINE Adult Community Center.

The presentation is free to VINE members; $5 for non-members. To register, call VINE at (507) 386-5586.