Pathways through pain
Pain is normal and necessary. It is when it persists beyond the expected time of tissue healing, that it can become more of a problem and impact on not only physical health but also on your emotional well-being.
The section contains helpful resources and materials to help you manage your pain.
- Informative video on the importance of pacing and adherence to medications with Joanne O'Brien, Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner (RANP) in Pain Management, Beaumont Hospital Pain Clinic
- Stretching and exercises to help manage back pain class with Susan Murphy, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist PhD, University Hospital Waterford
- Mindfulness practice podcast with Orla Spencer, Clinical Psychologist, Adult Pain Service, Tallaght Hospital, Dublin
How you can move away from a persistent pain cycle
Your pain may be difficult to understand and manage on a daily basis. Your healthcare professionals such as a GP, nurse, psychologist or physiotherapist will talk to you about managing your pain with medications, exercises and other treatment options. They can also support you with self-management activities like mindfulness and relaxation practices.