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Welcome to Pain Management

The Pain Management Service is for adults (16+) registered with GPs in North East Essex.

It is based on reviewing the influence that psychological factors and the surrounding social environment have on the support and self-management of pain, with the aim of reducing injections and other medical interventions.

We provide a range of courses to support patients in developing pain management strategies.

We also provide 1 to 1 appointments with our health professionals as needed.

Our team includes a range of health professionals including:

   • Clinical psychologist
   • Consultants in pain management
   • Physiotherapist
   • Occupational therapist
   • Pain nurse specialist
   • Pain psychology support nurse.

Once a patient is referred into our service and accepted, they are invited to attend the pain seminar which is an overview of the pain management service and the different self-help strategies we teach.

At the end of the pain seminar, each patient has an opportunity to choose their own next steps within the service.

This might include one of the psychological therapy groups we run, including:

  • Improving sleep workshop (six-week course)
  • Mind and mood (eight-week course)
  • Mindfulness-based stress reduction (eight-week course)
  • Movement and exercise – a five-week course in one of the following: chair-based exercise, gym-based exercise or yoga-based exercise
  • Opioid reduction programme, education and therapy
  • Pacing workshop (five-week course)
  • Relaxation (five-week course)
  • Support groups
  • Understanding pain and medication (one-hour course).

 

Where is the service provided?

The service is provided at the following locations:

Mill Road Therapy Centre
Kirby Drive (off Mill Road)
Mile End
Colchester   CO4 5LJ     Click here for map

Primary Care Centre
Turner Road
Colchester   CO4 3GW        Click here for map

St Helena Hospice
Jackson Road
Clacton on Sea     CO15 1JP      Click here for map

Leisure World Colchester
Cowdray Avenue
colchester    CO1 1YH     Click here for map

We do not carry out home visits.

How to access the service

Patients cannot self-refer.

Referral to this service is via NHS health professionals such as a GP, specialist clinician or social services.

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