Pain Cycle

What is the persistent pain cycle. Do you do more on good days and less on bad ones? Yes? Then you're probably stuck on the Persistent Pain Cycle.

Explaining the Pain Cycle

Over 14 million people over the world live with persistent pain and of those, almost one in four said that pain had kept them from their usual activities (including work) on at least 14 days in the last three months.

This also included becoming less active and unfit and creating a 'no go' list of things to do.

Sleep Problems; Tiredness or fatigue? Stress, fear, anxiety, frustration, anger?

Sleep problems is one of the most common symptoms, try and avoid napping during the day. You may also suffer from moods and emotions, or side effects from medication. These are all common and you are not alone.

Fearing the future, depression? Work, money worries, relationship problems?

Negative thinking is common and fearing the future can cause depression or low mood. Time away from work is also not uncommon, which can start money or relationship worries. Its always best to talk about them to friends, family or your GP.

Interactive Learning

Explaining The Pain CycleThe Pain Cycle explained by author, Pete Moore. In this easy to view video, topics covered include identifying your pain, tips and suggestions on how best to manage your pain and recommended resources to help and aid with pain self management.

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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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Persistent Pain

Persistent pain (chronic or long-term pain) is pain that continues for a period of 3 months or more and may not respond to usual medical treatment.

How can pain self management help?

Persistent Pain can be disabling and frustrating for many people to manage. It can also affect relationships with their family, friends and work colleagues.

There are so many things that you can do to help self-manage your pain with the support of your healthcare team, family, friends and work colleagues.

So is persistent pain a health problem in the UK?

The short answer is yes, so you are not on your own. Here is a worrying fact from the Chronic Pain Policy Coalition; Over 14 million people live with persistent pain and one in four said pain had kept them from usual activities (including work) on at least 14 days in the last three months.

Why do I need to manage my pain? I see my healthcare team, aren’t they supposed to do that for me?

It has been said that people with health conditions (including persistent pain) may spend less than 3 hours a year on average in contact with members of their healthcare team. They manage on their own in the 8,733 hours left in the year.

Interactive Learning

How Does Pain WorkThis video will enable people with chronic pain access to a self-management tool that will help them manage the impacts of chronic pain on their functioning, emotions and interpersonal relationships and will help in the adherence to pain management plans.

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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.

Find Out More