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Often, chronic pain is an illness in its own right, due to a fault or malfunction in the body's pain system. You may have a painful diagnosed condition such as arthritis or diabetes nerve pain. Or, you may have a painful condition that medical science doesn't fully understand, such as long-term back pain.
Whatever the cause of your pain, it's important that doctors and other clinicians take you and your pain seriously. That's because pain is a complicated, hard-to-treat problem, and the answer may not necessarily always be stronger and stronger painkillers.
At its worst, depression can be a frightening, debilitating condition. Millions of people around the world live with depression. Many of these individuals and their families are afraid to talk about their struggles, and don't know where to turn for help. However, depression is largely preventable and treatable. Recognizing depression and seeking help is the first and most critical towards recovery. In collaboration with WHO to mark World Mental Health Day, writer and illustrator Matthew Johnstone tells the story of overcoming the "black dog of depression".
With the right guidance and support, most people with can recover without the need for medical help.
This website can help you understand what persistent pain is and offers tips, advice and information to help you self-manage your condition and enjoy a better quality of life.
We are an NHS service, running pain management programmes throughout the year for patients from all over the UK. Our vision is to provide world-class pain management, good health outcomes and excellent patient experience, based on research, evidence and national and international standards.
Reconnect2Life is an fabulous interactive programme form Torbay Hospital to help you understand pain, the brain and how to improve your quality of life. There's a number of different modules which can be completed in any order you please
NHS Pain Management Programmes (PMPs) help people to live with chronic pain by helping them to learn ways of dealing with the disabling effects and distress caused by being in pain.
Pain Concern produce information on pain using a variety of media platforms, support to people with pain and those who care for them and campaign to raise awareness about pain and improve the provision of pain management services.
Practical guidance for people who live with chronic or persistent pain.
Pain may be defined as an unpleasant sensory or emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage. Chronic pain is defined as pain still present after three months despite appropriate treatment. Breakthrough pain is defined as pain of moderate or severe intensity occurring against a background of controlled chronic pain.
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Accident and Emergency departments are for critical or life-saving situations. The NHS in Newhaven and Peacehaven have published a booklet that you can download here: Don’t just go to A&E and which contains all the information you need to know on when to go to A&E and when to use the other options available to you.