Pain Management is often helpful for people who have been in pain for more than three months and who have tried many other treatments and therapies without success.
People who have long term pain often have similar tales to tell. They say that their quality of life has suffered as they miss the things they used to enjoy doing and often feel isolated, as other people donít believe they are in pain.
Pain management is based upon the latest evidence based research. One thing we know is that pain can persist even when X-rays and MRI images canít explain the pain.
Pain isnít just mechanical e.g. if you stub your toe when you are out having fun with friends it hurts a lot less than if you stub your toe when you are tired and stressed.There is no single treatment formula for everyone. Each person needs to be given the time to explain their circumstances and personal goals so that we can working towards achieving these, rather than just giving exercises. It can also be helpful to look at alternative ways of managing pain, e.g. TENS, acupuncture, relaxation techniques, mindfulness, committed action towards leading a meaningful life,
and coming up with alternatives to boom and bust behaviour (trying to pushing through the pain, then suffering for it later)