"These sessions helped me rule my back pain so that it no longer rules me"
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Posted by tens machine heaven (as ),
After suffering from chronic back pain for some years and flare ups of this condition I was referred to a clinic session called back to action. I waited for a couple of weeks for my first appointment and at first was rather sceptical as to what help I could be offered as at this point the pain was tending to rule my life. I did wonder what I could gain from the sessions but when I left my first session as 1 person in a group of 8 very nice people my eyes had been opened by Steph and Lorraine who began, through simple teaching techniques changing the way I perceived my back pain.
I had begun to gain an in depth but not too complicated knowledge of how the brain recognises pain. As the sessions went on I was putting the techniques and exercises I was being shown into practice in my daily life and actually felt happier in myself and certainly very pleased with the sessions I was attending. The sessions helped me to realise that there were also other sufferers of chronic pain and we all shared our stories and all increased our capacity to exercise. I can’t really think of any room for improvement in this service as the atmosphere was very welcoming and relaxed and I now understand my back pain and how to manage it whilst still living my life and actually getting back to doing things that I used to. As is often said ‘if you don’t use it you lose it’ and I believe that attending these sessions and being taught and advised so well has helped me rule my back pain so that it no longer rules me.