SEASIDE — A pain education class, “Understanding Pain: With Knowledge Comes Power,” is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Providence Seaside Hospital, Education Center A, 725 S. Wahanna Road.

When people understand how pain really works, their pain decreases. This class is designed to help understand how pain works in both the body and brain. Participants will learn about what pain really is, and how much a person’s own actions and thoughts can improve pain.

There is no charge for the class, but reservations are required by calling the Resource Line at 800-562-8964 or by registering online at