It is not meant to be the last word in pain self-management but a handy guide to help you get started
Living with pain himself, Pete Moore recognised that while writing the article that he had actually developed a toolkit of unique pain management skills to enable himself to become an active self manager and to subsequently lead a better life.
A persistent pain problem can be difficult to understand and manage on an everyday basis. This website has been developed from the Pain Toolkit, a simple information booklet that provides you with handy tips and skills to support you along the way to managing your pain.
Most people depend too much on their Healthcare Professional to solve or get rid of their pain. Many people suffering with pain forget that they have to work together with their healthcare professional in the management of their pain.
Pain self management should be about team work, working together to form a partnership
Pain self management is about learning new (or using old) skills, trying them out and to see what works for you. Pain is like a finger print, so each person may need to have individual skills to suit them.
However, it should not be a partnership that is to last until death to you part
Most people depend too much on their Healthcare Professional to solve or get rid of pain. Many people forget that they have to work together with their healthcare professional and the management of their pain.