The documents and links below aim to improve your understanding of persistent pain and how it can be managed. Chronic pain affects millions of people and can really impact quality of life.
We hope that after using the resources below you will have a better understanding of chronic pain and management options and have some tools to improve your quality of life.
Understanding Chronic Pain
Pain Australia video which you can view in You Tube Understanding Pain in less than five minutes (English subtitles) – YouTube
Sometimes we might recommend a referral to the Pain Clinic. Video by the Glasgow NHS Pain Clinic – what to expect at the Pain Clinic NHSGGC – Helping you live well with pain – YouTube
Medication can have a limited role in chronic pain and the benefit should always be more than any side effects caused. If you would like to discuss your medication please make an appointment.
Side effects to Opioid Medication https://www.thebroomhillpractice.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/The-Great-Opioid-Side-Effect-Lottery.pdf
https://www.paindata.org/drugs.php Information on using different medications for chronic pain.
Self-Management Resources and further education about Chronic Pain
https://www.paindata.org/Information on self-management, NHS Mindfulness App, leaflets in different languages.
Pacing is a strategy used for movement, to maintain regular activity without overdoing things. Pacing teaches us about our pain, current limitations and how we can gradually build on these to do more. https://www.northernpaincentre.com.au/wellness/chronic-pain-tools/12-quick-tips-for-introducing-pacing-into-your-day/
Good general information and ten step programme to living well with pain. The Great Opioid Side Effect Lottery | My Live Well With Pain
Flippin Pain Home – Flippin’ Pain (flippinpain.co.uk)
Exercises to manage pain (not just due to arthritis) Exercises for healthy joints | Back, neck, knee and foot exercises (versusarthritis.org) Good fibromyalgia resources. Helpline 0800 5200 520
Pain Concern offer free, local Pain Education Sessions. 0300 323 9966 to book. For more info see https://painconcern.org.uk/free-pain-sessions-glasgow/ General helpline 0300 123 0789
Breathing Space (free phone 0800 83 85 87 for anyone feeling low, anxious or depressed)
ALISS – A Local Information System for Scotland | ALISS Aliss Community Health and Well-being Services, groups and activities for health and wellbeing.
Support for Veterans 1:1 and group courses available https://painassociation.co.uk/veterans