Chronic pain can feel unbearable at times and therefore it is understandable why it can impact your mental wellbeing, leading to symptoms of depression and anxiety.
Having chronic pain may affect your ability to carry out daily activities, such as working, engaging in your hobbies, having a social life, and taking care of yourself or others. As a result, you may feel low or anxious, which in turn can make your experience of pain worse. This can create a vicious cycle.
Katie Orr, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner at VitaMinds who runs the ‘Living Well with MSK Pain’ course, talks about the course and the referral process in more detail here
Neck And Back Pain: A Practical Guide to Getting on With Your Life (2011)
Living beyond your pain: Using acceptance and commitment therapy to ease pain (2006)
Overcoming Chronic Pain: A self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques
2nd Edition (2020)
getUBetter is an easy, safe and effective way to help you self-manage your musculoskeletal pain at home, work and on the move.
The app provides evidence-based digital self-management support for all common musculoskeletal conditions and injuries, including: Low back pain.