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People often say that they want to do more things. They want to get fitter, lose weight or more independent. Yet despite having tried time and time again they end up worse, back to square one and feeling disheartened.
Do you recognize this pattern? On a day that you’re feeling a little better in yourself - the pain does not seem to be too bad – you decide to clear out all the rubbish in the garage, or to walk to the shops rather than drive. You get up and start and maybe even finish the job, or make it to the shops. You feel good. The next day your pain increases, your mood plummets, you rest more than usual or even stay in bed. You find that you’re on a short fuse, end up taking more tablets and having an argument with your partner or children.
"I am an unemployed single mum of one. I have suffered with back and shoulder problems for nearly 10 years, from a couple of years before becoming pregnant with my daughter". Read on to find out more about how Saira managed to cope with her pain whilst keeping her mood positive.
This factsheet from the team at Somerset Community Pain Management Service will help you get started:
People often say they want to do more things, get fitter, lose weight or be more independent and yet despite having tried time and time again end up worse.
Use this factsheet to explore how you can control your activity by pacing yourself and planning your activity.
This worksheet is designed to get you to think about managing your activities so that they don't affect your pain. Learning to pace and think through how you do your routine daily tasks can really help you to manage your pain and overcome it.
This factsheet has information on how to best take care of your back through some slow, easy exercises. They're designed to keep you comfortable, whilst gently strengthening your back.
With exercise, you strengthen muscles, reduce stiffness, improve flexibility and boost your mood and self-esteem. Learn how arthritis exercises can bring some pain relief.
Exercise is both an excellent way of preventing back pain and reducing it. If you have recurring bouts of back pain, this information could be really helpful.
The people who cope best with back pain are those who stay active and get on with life. Regular sport and exercise has proven to be very valuable in the management of back pain. Advice is available on what exercises and activities may be suitable
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Your clinician may decide you need some physiotherapy after your session with our service.
NHS physiotherapy is currently being provided by Ascenti Physiotherapy. They will contact you directly if physiotherapy is required. Their telephone number is 0330 678 0850 or email firstname.lastname@example.org