Understanding why pain sometimes persists will hopefully enable you to take control of it. Having your questions answered by talking to healthcare professionals and by making the best use of the range of helpful websites, videos, podcasts and reading materials that are now freely available around the World is essential for many people.

Pain demands an explanation and whilst a greater understanding of the distress that pain often brings can be of great help, it is also important to plan for any future flare ups. It is normal to experience periods of increased sensitivity and it’s helpful to have a setback plan to help you stay in control.

Click below for some advice on what’s best to do during a flare up…


It might be useful to print this information and keep it somewhere handy.

If you’re a healthcare professional, please feel free to print this and hand it out.

I hope you find it helpful.