It may be that your pain management appointments, support groups and leisure and community services have been cancelled due to the health and social care service changes as a result of COVID-19. This may be causing additional concern. We understand that stress can exacerbate some long term pain conditions, as can inactivity, changes to diet, self-isolation and issues with accessing health and social care.
We have begun to collate a list of online resources to support a range of strategies which will be helpful for your pain management plan.
Latest guidance about COVID-19 from NHS Scotland and the Scottish Government, including social distancing and stay at home advice can be found on NHS Inform: https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19
PAIN MANAGEMENT SERVICES
Many of the pain management services have their own websites which host a variety of patient videos, leaflets, mindfulness audio, tai chi videos and more.