Needing help for Pain?
Acute, short-lived pain following a traumatic injury, in many cases heals. The pain that becomes increasingly hard to live with and manage, is the pain that has persisted month after month and often year after year, particularly when the source often can’t be diagnosed.
Living with chronic pain is almost a disease in itself. It slowly and progressively eats away at you, your confidence, self- worth, and independence. It can consume your life and thoughts, often alienating you from your friends and family even your workplace.
Living with pain is exhausting, lack of sleep, anxiety and depression often go hand in hand with pain, which in turn can lead to anger and frustration and problems with your relationships at home and with yourself.
And the physical pain can stop you from doing things you love, like taking walks, playing sports and socialising, which also has an impact on your mental health.
So for this month’s campaign we’ve put together a range of resources that can help you learn to manage this pain. The resources will help, regardless of the level of pain you’re in.
Click on this link to download one or more of the following resources:
- The Strain of Pain: Dispelling the myths behind chronic pain with strategies for managing your pain
- Understanding Chronic Pain
- Skills to Cope with Chronic Pain
- How Physical Therapy Can Help You if You Suffer from Chronic Pain
- How Pain Affects Your Life (infographic)
- Relaxation for Chronic Pain (exercise handout)
- Building Activity into Your Everyday Life If You Suffer from Musculoskeletal Pain
- Chronic Pain: Tips for Managing Activity Levels
These resources are packed with practical tips and advice, along with worksheets, exercise leaflets and infographics that combine to help you master your chronic pain.
If you’re living with pain on a regular basis, there are many ways we can help so if you need advice, please don’t hesitate to contact us.