Managing Chronic Pain Through Challenging Times
Chronic Pain, Changing Roles and Identity
In this article we are going to explore what makes us who we are, and why living with pain alters this version of ourselves. We will explore the tools we can use to learn to adjust and adapt and reduce the suffering we experience.
Living well with chronic pain: resources, support and assistance
Many people living with pain also struggle with isolation and loneliness. This article provides you with the tools to reconnect and get support.
The unpredictability of flares in pain can put a hold of living your life and making plans. In this article we explore how to prevent, manage and learn from flares in pain.
Chronic Pain, Work, Purpose, Meaning and Connection
In this article we are going to look at the role meaning and purpose play in our wellbeing. We will look at why a change to our work-based identity can be so challenging to adjust to and how to find meaning and purpose in other ways.
Facing the NSW Lockdown’s
2020 has been a challenging year; with the droughts, bushfires and now, the COVID-19 pandemic. This article provides you with some suggestions and resources to help you get through 2020.
12 Quick Tips for Getting Through Christmas
Northern Pain Centre is committed to giving patient’s practical steps for managing many of the challenges they face as a result of their pain. Welcome to our 12 Quick Tips Series.
12 Quick Tips for Managing Stress
Stress and Chronic Pain often go hand-in-hand, which each making the other worse. Learn more about strategies for managing your stress here.
Part 1: Understanding Stress
They have been labelled the two side of the same coin. When one is bad, it will feed into the other, only making it worse. Learn more about Stress in this article.
Part 2: Managing Stress
The Stress Tool Box Remember, not all tools we discuss will not necessarily resonate with you, and that is ok. Pick and choose what is meaningful and applicable. Then give it a try for a couple of weeks and see how you feel.
Crisis Support and Suicide Prevention
Almost half of people living with chronic pain, also manage depression and anxiety. If you or someone you love are struggling, please contact your GP or one of the 24/7 National Support Services provided here.