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Useful links relating to session FOUR & FIVE

Topic: Medication

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WHO Medication guide

Common examples of ‘Analgesics and Adjuvants’, also know as pain-killers and other things you can add. Analgesics come in a range of strengths.  Adjuvants come in different types, that act in different ways. THIS IS GENERAL ADVICE AND YOU SHOULD CLARIFY THE SPECIFIC MEDICATIONS FOR YOU WITH YOUR GP.

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Medications (this article uses the other name for paracetamol – Acetaminophen): https://www.mayoclinic.org/chronic-pain-medication-decisions/art-20360371

 

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The video on this page is a mixture of doctors discussing medication and patients talking about their experiences with different medications.

https://www.aci.health.nsw.gov.au/chronic-pain/for-everyone/pain-and-role-of-medications

 

Topic: ‘Boom-Bust’ Behaviour

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‘Boom-Bust’ activity levels and their effect on pain systems:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8KyUmU0SIY

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The section in Greg Lehman’s book on ‘Persistence Coping’ is another way of viewing Boom-Bust behaviour, discussed on page 56 and includes the great phrase: “You can poke the bear but don’t hump the s*&t out of it!” Sometimes different wording might ‘click’ better…

http://www.greglehman.ca/

 

Bear poke

 

Today’s Rehabilitation Topics:

Planning, Pacing, Graded Exposure

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Noigroup.com for the iPad version of the Protectometer via iTunes.  $15. (Not available for phones or android tablets).  The protectometer also includes a useful section on planning, pacing and graded exposure.

http://www.noigroup.com/en/Product/EPHP 

 

 

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Greg Lehman Recovery Strategies e-Book (Free).  For the planning and taking action part, try using pages 50-71 for another version of what we have covered in our course.  Also review the concept of Pain as an Overflowing Cup on page 31

http://www.greglehman.ca/

Online Fillable PDF “My Health Plan” from the ACI site.

https://www.aci.health.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/209667/health-plan.pdf

Pacing and Goal Setting

https://painhealth.csse.uwa.edu.au/pain-module/pacing-and-goal-setting/

Get back to Meaningful Actvity!!  Great excerpt from Greg Lehman’s  Recovery Strategy guidebook:

Meaningful Activity

 

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Pacing and Goal Setting

https://painhealth.csse.uwa.edu.au/pain-module/pacing-and-goal-setting/

 

How to eat an elephant:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZpAYmUpx44

 

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Session 1: How and Why Things Hurt

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Session 2: Retraining The Pain Systems. Start Here…

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