CHANGE your pain

Chronic pain can be managed in a number of different ways.

Most people are aware that there are medicines and therapies (for example, physical therapy, acupuncture) that can relieve chronic pain, with some working better than others in specific types of pain. However, people with chronic pain are not always aware of the role they can have in self-managing their pain.

Working with healthcare professionals to put self-management strategies/techniques into practice can help reduce pain and improve the quality of a person’s life. This can help to put them – not the pain – in control. Our aim is to provide people with chronic pain, and those who support them, with approaches and tools to help with self-management.

Pain Toolkits

The CHANGE PAIN Pain Toolkits were created to help people living with chronic pain. If you have suffered with pain for a long time, why not subscribe to the CHANGE PAIN Pain Toolkit email series that is relevant to your type of pain?

This email series will provide you with handy tips and skills, in the form of explanations, infographics and videos, on how to self-manage your pain.

Chronic Pain Toolkit

The Chronic Pain Toolkit email series provides information, hints and tips to support you in managing chronic pain.

Neuropathic Pain Toolkit

The Neuropathic Pain Toolkit email series provides information, hints and tips to support you in managing chronic neuropathic (nerve) pain

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How to prepare for an appointment with a healthcare professional about your pain
If you are visiting your general practitioner (GP), family doctor or primary care physician about your chronic (long-lasting) pain, it is a good idea to prepare for your appointment so you (and your doctor) can get the most out of your time together.
Caregiver's self-care guide
Caring for another person is not always easy. This guide provides support for caregivers, to make sure everyone's needs are met.
My Pain Diary | CHANGE PAIN®
Pain can have many possible causes and everyone is affected by it differently.
How to talk about your pain with your healthcare professional
Appointments with doctors can be short; therefore, before your appointment about your chronic pain, it can be beneficial to prepare key points that you want to discuss with your doctor.

Pain Diary

The CHANGE PAIN Pain Diary is designed to help document and track a person’s pain to support communicating that pain to a healthcare professional. Keeping track of this information can help a doctor determine whether a person is coping with their pain so treatment goals and/or treatments can be discussed and adapted accordingly.

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