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You could work at managing your pain on your own and here are some resources that you may find helpful.
However, it can be easier to make changes with the help of a health coach to find out what works best for you and support you to make changes at your own pace and develop your confidence to maintain those changes and manage any set-backs.
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It doesn't matter if you don't know what you want or what could help you; a health coach will discuss your situation with you and help you decide what's important for you.
Whether you decide to be supported by a health coach at this stage or not, you will find plenty of suggestions in the links below to help you.
MSK is short for “musculoskeletal”. This term covers problems, diseases and injuries relating to muscles, bones and joints.
We are a unique local, not for profit partnership bringing together primary care, specialist musculoskeletal care, community, mental health and well-being experts to deliver the whole musculoskeletal service in East Sussex.
NHS Pain Management Programmes (PMPs) help people to live with chronic pain by helping them to learn ways of dealing with the disabling effects and distress caused by being in pain.
Practical guidance for people who live with chronic or persistent pain.
Pain Concern produce information on pain using a variety of media platforms, support to people with pain and those who care for them and campaign to raise awareness about pain and improve the provision of pain management services.
Pain may be defined as an unpleasant sensory or emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage. Chronic pain is defined as pain still present after three months despite appropriate treatment. Breakthrough pain is defined as pain of moderate or severe intensity occurring against a background of controlled chronic pain.
This website can help you understand what persistent pain is and offers tips, advice and information to help you self-manage your condition and enjoy a better quality of life.
We are an NHS service, running pain management programmes throughout the year for patients from all over the UK. Our vision is to provide world-class pain management, good health outcomes and excellent patient experience, based on research, evidence and national and international standards.
With the Pain Toolkit App you'll learn more about accepting pain so you can begin to move on, understanding the pain cycle and much more.
Pacing for pain and fatigue is an information sheet which presents information about the technique separately for chronic pain and fatigue.
If you are in persistent (chronic) pain, this booklet is for you. It's a booklet about pain - not pain in general, but pain you feel, your pain- and how you manage it. Its aim is to help you get your life back to what you want it to be.
Speak to us about what might work for you on 01273 934944 or sign up for any of the options below.
This is a FREE service provided by NHS High Weald Lewes Havens Clinical Commissioning Group in a partnership with the GP surgeries in Lewes: