Overcoming Persistent Pain

 

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Tired of waiting for pain to go away.... then read on

Pain happens when the brain decides to protect us from the types of information it receives. It is your nervous system that does this, not the part of the body that hurts.

For reasons we don’t understand in chronic pain the original cause for pain may have stopped, but many other factors are still there. The brain keeps the pain going and struggles to turn down the ‘volume control’ on the pain itself. A bit like a car alarm that goes off all the time, even when no-one is trying to steal the car.

We know that painkillers have a limited effect on chronic pain but there are highly effective self-help methods developed by specialists in pain management. We sometimes think that self care means no care - but this is wrong. Your pain will be greatly reduced,  and the following information will introduce you to methods that have been proven to reduce persistent pain.

 

3 before GP

We would like you to do the following 3 things:

Please let us know if you cannot download and print out the Health Needs Assessment and we can post one out to you.

 

Other resources you may find useful

Persistent Pain resources - perhaps look at a few to see what suits you

 

Patients talking about long term conditions

Healthtalk is an excellent resource with patients talking about different long term conditions including and how it affects them. Click here to find out more

 

Other resources that can help with pain