The Four Pillars of Pain Management

  • What are the 4 Pillars of Pain Management?

    The Four Pillars of Pain Management is the model of supported self-management that our service users and staff have devised to help you manage your pain.

    A classical building facade with four pillars. Above the lintel: successful self-management. At the base: four pillars of pain management.  First pillar: learning about pain.  Second pillar: a healthy lifestyle. Third Pillar: doing what matters. Forth pillar: emotional well-being.

    The 4 Pillars are the building blocks which will help you enhance your knowledge and understanding of pain management. They will provide you with tools such as learning more about our bodies, building a healthy life-style, doing what matters most to you and developing greater emotional well-being.

  • What does the Four Pillars of Pain Management mean and involve?

    Using a ‘biopsychosocial’ approach to understand your pain, its causes and the way it affects  your body and mind system

    Reversing the downward spiral of pain by improving fitness and mobility, mood and well-being

    Engaging in a meaningful daily routine, practicing a variety of useful techniques such as pacing, relaxation, gentle exercise … being kind to oneself …

    Making positive healthcare choices in order to manage pain more effectively.

    Explore each of the topics within the pillars below.