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Chronic pain

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Some of the common symptoms of chronic pain

Have you been feeling?

  • low
  • hopeless
  • tearful
  • sad
  • stressed
  • tense
  • irritable
  • frustrated

Have you had thoughts like?

  • ‘Things will never change’
  • ‘I can’t be bothered’
  • ‘People don’t understand my pain’
  • ‘I can’t stand the pain’
  • ‘I am useless’
  • ‘What if the pain never goes away?’

Have you noticed?

  • an increase or decrease in appetite
  • you are spending more time alone
  • you are sleeping too much or too little
  • you have stopped doing the things you enjoy
  • you lack in energy
  • poor concentration or poor memory
  • you are finding hard to relax
  • you are irritable and snappy

Possible causes of chronic pain

  • an injury – where the pain has continued past the usual recovery period.
  • a chronic condition – where the pain has continued past the usual recovery period.
  • the causes for chronic pain are largely unknown.

How common is chronic pain?

  • pain occurs in 1 in 100 adults in the UK at any one time
  • pain is more common in older adults

How can I get help?

You will first need an assessment with one of our therapists. You will have an opportunity to talk about your difficulties and what your goals are. During your assessment you will be able to discuss treatment options with your therapist, where you may both decide on a therapy that is best suited to your needs.

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