Is pain self-management your first choice or last resort?
A persistent pain problem can be difficult to understand and manage on an everyday basis. This Pain Toolkit website has been developed from the Pain Toolkit, a simple information booklet that provides you with handy tips and skills to support you along the way to managing your pain.
It is not meant to be the last word in pain self-management but a handy guide to help you get started - all you need to be is willing to read and use it and take on board some of the suggestions. The Pain Toolkit is a generic site, however this site is specifically for 'Living with Pain in Manchester'.
This is a great, easy to follow video about chronic pain. It helps you understand what current research has been saying about chronic pain - thats its not a joint or muscle problem, rather a 're-wiring' of the brain perception of itself. In other words, the brain has become more sensitive than before.
Persistent Pain can be very difficult to understand and manage
The Pain Toolkit has been developed for people who live with persistent pain and Healthcare teams who support them. Many people with pain say they feel trapped or stuck in a persistent pain cycle? On good days they do more and on bad days less and can be very difficult to understand and manage