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Pain Toolkit 24 (A5) Page booklet

Pain Toolkit 24 (A5) Page booklet

(only available to UK residents)

Pain Toolkit 24 (A5) Page booklet

As you know, the Pain Toolkit has gone digital, but we have some of the hard copies left.

If you would like to buy one (only available to UK residents) please click here

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Persistent pain (also called chronic or long-term pain) is:Pain that continues for 3 months or more and may not respond to standard medical treatment. It can be disabling and frustrating for many people to manage. It can also affect relationships with your family, friends and work colleagues.

Sometimes people with persistent pain are told by healthcare professionals, after assessment: I am afraid you have a chronic or long-term pain problem. You will have to learn to live with it.

To date, your healthcare professionals may have done all that they can to help you and may have used many of the tools available in their toolkit. However there are so many things that you can do to help self- manage your pain; with the support of your healthcare professional, family, friends and work colleagues. All you need is to be willing to ask for help.

Have you become a can’t do person?

A ‘can’t do’ person is someone who has tried to carry out or take part in everyday tasks such as going to work, doing the housework, gardening, playing a sport, taking holidays, going to the cinema, eating out or taking part in family activities but has stopped or given them up because of their pain. When this happens it is usual for your confidence levels to reduce.

Is this ringing any bells? If you have reached this point you need to stop and take action.

By taking on board and practising the tools in the Pain Toolkit you could become a ‘can-do’ person again but

it could take time so please be patient with yourself.