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.


All about pain


The pain and self-care cycles

the pain cycle and it's effects


Medical and complementary therapies


Additional Information And Support Organisations