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Self-help tips for long-term pain

For some people pain is long-lasting and doesn't respond fully to treatments.

In this case it's worth thinking about lifestyle changes which can help you adjust and learn to cope:

  • Learn to rest sensibly.
  • Avoid certain activities.
  • Ask for help when you need it.
  • Use gadgets and home adaptations.

A doctor, social workerphysiotherapistoccupational therapist can offer expert help and advice with these changes. You may also find The Pain Toolkit website and our information on living with long-term pain useful.


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