Setback Plans

Do you have a setback plan? Is it unrealistic to not have a setback plan? The simple answer is NO! Developing a setback plan is good pain self management.

Ask your healthcare professional if you need help in making a setback plan, especially if you are not sure.

Make a note of what triggered your setback and what helped. This could be useful information if and when you experience another. There is an example of a setback plan below.

Having a setback plan

It is not realistic to think that you will never have a setback ever again. Remember if you are an over achiever, it is easy to forget to pace yourself and in turn you may experience a setback! So the first thing not to do is panic, but many people do. It is best to have a setback plan if one occurs.

Setbacks are usually caused by doing too much - overdoing it, pressure from others, or just forgetting you have a pain problem. Don’t get annoyed with yourself, it is common to occasionally have setbacks.

If you are not sure how to prepare a setback plan ask your GP or health care professional for help.

Fun Learning

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Fun Learning

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Pain Toolkit Workshops, run by Pete Moore

Run by Pete Moore. The Pain Toolkit workshops are for healthcare professionals and people who live with persistent pain. The full and half day workshops are delivered in a relaxed and friendly environment and incorporating time for questions and discussion.

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