CHRONIC PAIN

The PAIN TOOLKIT

Helping people around the world self-manage and cope with persistent pain.

Visit the webiste HERE and click on the following two areas in the top toolbar

What is Pain? - explanations of

  • the pain cycle
  • persistent pain

Tools: The tools to have in your toolkit for managing chronic pain

  • acceptance                                      getting involved
  • pacing                                                      prioritising
  • setting goals                                         being patient
  • relaxation                                                 exercising
  • tracking progress                               setback plans
  • team work                                            daily practice

10 Ways to reduce pain

Visit the NHS website 

Pain Concern UK

Click HERE to visit the website

Telephone: 0800 123 0789

British Pain Society

Click HERE for patient publications on understanding and managing pain

Understanding and Managing Long Term Pain

Living well with pain

Through this excellent PAIN BLOG, a pain sufferer shares thoughts on understanding pain, self-managing pain and of living and working well with pain.

Living with Chronic Pain audio tracks

Click HERE to listen

Other helpful Websites

Click on the Website name to access the site

Action on Pain 

  • support and advice for people affected by long term pain
  • telephone: 0845 603 1593

Pain Relief Foundation:

  • A UK charity which funds treatment into the causes and treatment of human chronic pain and is involved with education of health professionals about pain management

Pain UK

  • An alliance of charities providing a voice for people living with pain
  • Operates to make a significant difference for people living with pain whether that is through the support of member charities or directly.

Faculty of Pain Medicine

  • Patient information leaflets

Chronic Pain Anonymous

  • CPA is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others recover from the disabling effects of chronic pain and chronic illness.

Livewellpain.net BLOG

  • A chronic back pain sufferer's thoughts on understanding and self-managing pain and of living and working well with pain.

American Chronic Pain Association:

  • Since 1980, the ACPA has offered peer support and education in pain management skills to people with pain, family and friends, and health care professionals.
  • The information and tools on their site can help you to better understand your pain and work more effectively with your health care team toward a higher quality of life.

Links to Pain Resources

PAIN TOOLKIT:

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF PAIN:

PRACTICAL PAIN MANAGEMENT:

  • American website with lots of helpful links to pain management resources - Click HERE