Pain Clinic

Lower back Pain Management Program

 

The lower back pain management program is a 7 week program that was developed by Professor Ashley Craig.

It has been based on latest evidence from randomised clinical trials that investigated the influence of CBT for people with low back pain (Hansen et al., 2010; Lamb et al., 2010).

Day 1
Session 1: Understanding back pain
Session 2: Learning to control your back pain through pacing techniques
Day 5
Session 1:  The art of distraction from your back pain
Session 2:  Being mindful about your back pain
Day 2
Session 1: Sleep tips
Session 2: Controlling back pain through slowed breathing
Day 6
Session 1:  Fear and back pain
Session 2: Controlling the way you think about your back pain
Day 3
Session 1: Reducing back pain through exercise
Session 2: Reducing back pain through your diet
Day 7
Session 1: Problem solving and back pain
Session 2: Developing resilience to cope with your back pain
Day 4
Session 1: Understanding stress and its effects on your back pain
Session 2: Learning to reduce your back pain through visualisation

General Pain Management Program

 

The general pain management program will involve 2 hours per week over 7 weeks and will include:

Day 1
Session 1: Understanding chronic pain
Session 2: Learning to control your pain through pacing techniques
Day 5
Session 1:  The art of distraction from your pain
Session 2:  Being mindful about your pain
Day 2
Session 1: Sleep tips
Session 2: Controlling pain through slowed breathing
Day 6
Session 1:  Fear and pain
Session 2:  Controlling the way you think about your pain
Day 3
Session 1: Reducing pain through exercise
Session 2: Reducing pain through your diet
Day 7
Session 1: Problem solving and pain
Session 2: Developing resilience to cope with your pain
Day 4
Session 1: Understanding stress and its effects on your pain
Session 2: Learning to reduce your pain through visualisation

Specialised Pain Management Program (for people with co-morbid psychological disorder)

 

The specialised pain management program will involve 2 hours per week for 10 weeks.

The program includes:

Day 1
Session 1: Understanding chronic pain
Session 2: Learning to control your pain through pacing techniques
Day 6
Session 1:  Fear and pain
Session 2:  Controlling the way you think about your pain and mood
Day 2
Session 1: Sleep tips
Session 2: Controlling pain through slowed breathing
Day 7
Session 1:  Using evidence based thinking to control your pain
Session 2:  Using evidence based thinking to control your anxiety and   improve mood
Day 3
Session 1: Reducing pain through exercise
Session 2: Reducing pain through your diet
Day 8
Session 1: Learning to be assertive about your pain, anxiety and mood
Session 2: Learning to communicate clearly about your pain and mood
Day 4
Session 1: Understanding stress and its effects on your pain and mood
Session 2: Learning to reduce your pain and anxiety through visualisation
Day 9
Session 1: Problem solving and pain
Session 2: Developing resilience to cope with your pain
Day 5
Session 1:  The art of distraction from your pain and anxiety
Session 2:  Being mindful about your pain and mood