Chronic pain is a term for pain that is defined as lasting more than 12 weeks. We will not work with pain without a comprehensive medical exam and GP recommendations for mind or self-help therapy. We will need to write to your doctor, with your permission, prior to commencement of therapy. The goal of chronic pain management is to reduce pain and improve function so you can resume day-to-day activities. Healthcare providers should be able to advise on many pain treatment options.
Whatever the treatment plan, it is worth noting that chronic pain cannot be cured, but it can be managed effectively. Self-management holds great promise as a treatment approach, allowing you to become an active participant in problem solving, pacing and decision-making. Providing better communication with the healthcare provider is part of that empowerment, so always seek advice as to what free services are available to you through the NHS. We can offer consultations and additional ongoing support working alongside your GP services.