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In the ‘Learning about Pain’ section we discussed the downward spiral of chronic pain, and how it is understandable that our resources to cope with life can become depleted. By looking at how we can build a healthy lifestyle we can increase our energy and function, to give us a better chance of managing chronic pain. For example, pain can often disrupt sleep patterns, leaving us feeling more fatigued and irritable than we already do. Lack of sleep impacts our emotional state, psychological wellbeing and physical performance all of which contribute to an increase in pain. By learning about sleep hygiene and trying different tools to improve sleep, such as relaxation, activity, position, medications and so on, we may be able to improve our sleep patterns and in turn giving us a better chance of managing our pain.
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Our online service providing a ‘one-stop-shop’ for a wide range of information, work sheets, tools and support.
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Do you need extra help?
You can opt to be contacted by a trained pain coach (somebody who knows what it’s like to live with daily pain) who can offer you additional support to help with your goals if you need it.
We are very sorry but due to unforeseen circumstances we are unable to offer any new pain coaches at the moment but will endeavour to get this back up and running as soon as possible.
More information on the Pain Chain.
Please note that these services are available only to people who are currently or have previously been under the pain service.
Speak to us about what might work for you on 01305 213040