Pain

We have all experienced pain and know it as an unpleasant sensation, but degrees of pain can vary from the mild to the severe, acute (short-term) to the chronic (persisting). For many people living with thalidomide damage, pain can become part of life, often made worse by every-day activities like driving, housework or using a computer.

Trust Medical Adviser, Dr Susan Brennan, explains what pain is, how it can affect us and what self-care we can do to help manage pain. In addition she discusses medical and complementary therapies available to combat pain. You can read the information on our website or watch her on video.

 

All about pain

 

The pain and self-care cycles

pain cycle

Treatments for pain

Videos on pain management

Dr Susan Brennan pain management video

 

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