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At Victoria Pain Management our philosophy is to manage pain, return function and improve quality of life of our patients.

Phone :- (03) 4313 2028
Fax: (03) 4343 1359

Mail :- admin@vicpainmanagement.com.au
Address :-707 Mair St, Ballarat VIC 3350

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Phone : (03) 4313 2028

Fax : (03) 4343 1359

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707 Mair st

Ballarat VIC 3350

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240 Hoppers Lane

Werribee VIC 3030

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230 COOPER ST

EPPING VIC 3076

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190 Station Rd

Melton VIC 3337

Vic Pain Management  >  Self management

Self-management refers to a person’s ability to manage their pain symptoms and treatment as well as the physical, emotional and social consequences and life-style changes caused by chronic pain.

Self-management includes education on acute vs. chronic pain, managing stress and pain, and appropriate use of medications. Self-management focuses on stress reduction, cognitive restructuring, behavioral modification, sleep improvement, self-confidence, and dealing with pain flare-ups.

Methods of supporting the self-management of your pain include:

  • Giving you information about your pain condition
  • Showing you how to best use your pain medication
  • Helping you manage symptoms that may include:
    • Fatigue
    • Insomnia
    • Pain-flare ups
    • Provoking and aggravating factors
  • Helping you manage the psychological consequences of chronic pain like:
    • Anxiety
    • Coping
    • Depression
    • Disease acceptance
    • Problem solving
    • Stress
  • Improving your life-style:
    • Exercise
    • Exercise motivation/overcoming barriers to exercise adherence
    • Holidays
    • Leisure activities
    • Nutrition and diet
    • Setting goals
    • Smoking cessation
  • Providing you with social support where needed:
    • Family support
    • Relationships with family and peers
  • Improving your self-confidence:
    • Assertiveness
    • Communication strategies (e.g. with doctors)
    • Decision making