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If you require advice about our service, please call 01634 333999 (Mon-Thurs 8am-6pm, Fri 8am-4pm) or 01634 334605 (Mon-thurs 6-6.30pm, Fri 4-6.30pm)

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Chronic pain

Do you suffer with Chronic Pain?

You are not alone

Up to 40% of the population are reported as living with Chronic Pain.

What does Chronic mean?

Firstly, the word "Chronic” in this instance does not mean bad. It means long lasting. Often understood as lasting on and off for more than 3 months.

What is Pain?

An unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage. Ref. International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)

What causes my pain?

There are often multiple causes of pain. Often the causes of chronic pain cannot be identified. This does not mean it is made up, just that the nervous system is complex.

Will drugs help?

Your Physiotherapist Independent Prescriber may suggest a range of medications. Alternatively following a medication review, they may suggest a reduction in usage. All advice will be evidence based, and follow the latest NICE guidelines.

Will Exercise cause damage?

Gentle exercise, for example stretching, swimming, walking, yoga, etc., is now recommended as part of a plan for managing chronic pain for mental as well as physical benefits, since it can be a great distraction from the pain.

Read more on the health talk Website >

What about Acupuncture or Manipulations? What will you do for me?

Often we will be seeing patients who have had many courses of treatment previously. It may be appropriate for treatment to be applied but the focus of managing the symptoms will be in enabling you to learn skills that will help you in the future. We will provide you with information and suggest programmes of exercise and relaxation along with providing a non-judgemental listening based consultation aim at providing you with the skills to be in control of your symptoms.

Mindfulness and Relaxation

We will work with you in sharing strategies of relaxation helping you to achieve peace of mind and working towards a state of calm that will help in reducing the amount of discomfort you feel.