Pain management

SKILLS TO COPE WITH CHRONIC PAIN – PART 3 COPING

In part 1 of our blog post on skills to cope with chronic pain, we talked about the skills of understanding, acceptance and calming, in part 2 we discussed balancing and in this post we are going to cover the fifth skill – coping. THE FIFTH SKILL: Coping That is, having tips, techniques, and plans to use when the pain is bad. You need more than just taking pain medication at these times. Distraction & visualisation It sounds simple but…

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SKILLS TO COPE WITH CHRONIC PAIN – PART 2 BALANCING

In part 1 of our blog post on skills to cope with chronic pain, we talked about the skills of understanding, acceptance and calming. In this post we are discussing the fourth skill – balancing. THE FOURTH SKILL: Balancing You need to create a balanced and sustainable lifestyle, which will require some tools. Patients with pain who describe themselves as being successful in managing their pain all report that they have developed a pattern of living that works for them,…

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SKILLS TO COPE WITH CHRONIC PAIN – PART 1

Living with pain on a daily basis can be physically and emotionally exhausting, not just leaving you in severe discomfort but also influencing your mood and overall sense of wellbeing. There is an overwhelming amount of information out there on what to do, or not do, and so much advice that it can be hard to know where to start, so we’ve offering some help. This is the first part of ways of coping.   THE FIRST SKILL: Understanding There…

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HOW PHYSICAL THERAPY CAN HELP IF YOU SUFFER FROM CHRONIC PAIN – PART 2

ACTIVE PHYSICAL THERAPY In our last blog post, How Physical Therapy Can Help If You Suffer From Chronic Pain, we discussed how passive physical therapy techniques can help. Passive therapies, such as deep tissue massage, manual therapy, hot and cold therapy, transcutaneous Nerve Stimulation (TENS), ultrasound, dry needling and strapping or bracing, are generally done in conjunction with active therapies. In the active part of physical therapy, your therapist will teach you various exercises to improve your flexibility, strength, core stability,…

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