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Pain and Depression: Does Pain Get You Down? Learn Techniques to Manage Pain at Wednesday Program

Bernards Township Health Department, 262 S. Finley Ave., Basking Ridge. Credits: Courtesy of the Bernards Township Health Department

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Bernards Township Health Department will sponsor a program entitled “Pain and Depression: Does Pain Get You Down?” on Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Long Hill Township Library, 917 Valley Road, Gillette. The program is free and open to all.

Dr. Harris Shaikh will discuss the impact of chronic pain on depression and techniques to improve management of pain and its concurrent depression. Dr. Shaikh is a pain management specialist with Nova Spine & Pain Centers.  He is triple board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology - Pain Medicine, American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) and American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), he specializes in the treatment of chronic pain, particularly the neck and low back.

Pain can make you depressed and depression can be painful. Chronic pain can add to feelings of isolation, loneliness, low self esteem, and it can lead to stress and sleeplessness which will increase depression. It can also lead to problems with work, finances, and relationships. It can become a vicious cycle.

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Registration is requested by calling the Long Hill Library at 908-647-2088 or the Bernards Township Health Department at 908-204-2520.

The Bernards Township Health Department is the contractual health agency for BernardsTownship, Bernardsville Borough, Chester Borough, Long Hill Township, Mendham Borough, and Peapack and Gladstone Borough.

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