Self-management of ongoing pain — ideal but still elusive

Lauren Finestone

By combining psychology-based skills with traditional pain management approaches healthcare providers can offer their patients a more comprehensive approach to managing pain.

Pain is a very personal experience. But many of us have been told to rely solely on doctors and medication to fix it. Unfortunately, this traditional approach doesn't always work, especially when it comes to managing complex and ongoing pain conditions. Even healthcare providers recognise the need for patients to learn how to manage their pain, but they often struggle to provide the knowledge, skills and motivation needed for long-term success.&...

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Published 17 May, 2023 | Updated 24 May, 2023