The Back Pain Toolkit has been adapted from the Pain Toolkit and includes suggested stretches and exercises from a Pain Management Programme. IT’S IMPORTANT, YOU SHOW THE STRETCHES AND EXERCISES TO YOU GP OR OTHER HEALTH PROVIDER BEFORE TRYING, TO MAKE SURE, THEY ARE THE CORRECT ONES FOR YOU.
This toolkit is a simple guide that gives you some handy tips and skills to help you to understand and manage back pain and health condition better!
Many people long-term back problems it can be challenging. Some people may not respond to usual standard medical treatment. In some cases people are told by their healthcare professionals after a diagnosis or assessment: “I am afraid you have a chronic or long-term back problem. You will have to learn to live with it.”
It can be disabling and frustrating for many people to manage to hear this message, as it was for me.
It can also affect relationships with your family, friends and work colleagues.
To date, your healthcare professionals may have done all that they can to help you and may have used many of the tools available in their toolkit. However there are so many things that you can do to help self-manage your back pain/health problem with the support of your health care team, family, friends and work colleagues.
All you need is to be willing to ask for help.