5 tips on managing pain for Spina Bifida treatment

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5 tips on managing pain for Spina Bifida treatment

  1. 1. 5 Tips on managing pain for SpinaBifida TreatmentFor more information about Spina Bifida visit http://www.spinabifida.net
  2. 2. 5 Special considerations• Spina Bifida can occur with a multitude ofsymptoms due to a variety of physicalfactors• Pain may arise in people with Spina Bifidafor several reasons• Treatments that may be effective for somemay not work for others• Multimodal treatments seem to hold themost promiseEducational Resource for SpinaBifida at http://www.spinabifida.net
  3. 3. What we know• Pain is a common experience for many peoplewith Spina Bifida and hydrocephalus.• Headache, musculoskeletal, and neuropathicpain are just a few of these pain problems.• Considerable promise in the use of abiopsychosocial approach to understanding andmanaging chronic pain• Practical everyday strategies that are effective!Educational Resource for Spina Bifida athttp://www.spinabifida.net
  4. 4. Pain 101• Educational model• Practical• Skill building• Progression from skill to skill• Practice, practice, practice…• Self-managementEducational Resource for SpinaBifida at http://www.spinabifida.net
  5. 5. Pain 101 - Process•Validation•Education•Gate ControlTheory•(Session 1)Skill Building(Sessions 2 - 8)Your plan(Session 9)•Maintaininghabits•Life withpain(Session 10)Educational Resource for SpinaBifida at http://www.spinabifida.net
  6. 6. Pain 101 –Sessions1) Pain Education2) Reducing tension3) Mindfulness meditation4) Pacing / Goal setting5) Depression and negative thinking6) Sleep7) Coping with stress and anxiety8) Communication and pain behaviour9) Managing setbacks10)Chronic pain and your lifeEducational Resource for SpinaBifida at http://www.spinabifida.net
  7. 7. Outcomes• Preliminary data• Increased function• Increased work/school attendance• Improved sleep• Increased social activities• Decreased anxiety and depression• Reduced painEducational Resource for SpinaBifida at http://www.spinabifida.net
  8. 8. Questions???Visit http://www.spinabifida.net for more educationalresources about SB

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