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.

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.

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How Does Pain Work

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.

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