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This virtual multiweek exercise class is for people with chronic pain conditions. Participants will learn a basic exercise routine and get education about living with chronic pain. The class is hosted by Mayo Clinic Health System Rehabilitation Services staff. Join any Zoom session using passcode 679847.
Do not participate in this class if you have any of these conditions:
- Uncontrolled hypertension
- Uncontrolled diabetes
- Uncontrolled heart rhythms (arrhythmia)
- Difficulty breathing
- New neurologic symptoms that you have not discussed with your physician (e.g. dizziness, blurry vision, change in taste or smell)
If you have any of the above conditions, but your symptoms are controlled well with medication or inhalers and your provider has cleared you to exercise, it is safe for you to participate.
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