There are lots of books out there to help you manage your pain. The books listed below are just some of the ones we’ve found useful over the years. They can be bought online or at all good bookshops.
Manage Your Pain
by Michael Nicholas, Alan Molloy, Lois Tonkin and Lee Beeston.
Easy to dip in and out of. All-round coverage of Pain Management methods, including an ordered approach to a pain management programme.
The Pain Management Plan
Highly practical book with case histories and helpful illustrations on how people with pain found a better life with pain using goal setting, pacing and other skills.
Has relaxation programme CD. Fun!
An introduction to Living Well with Pain
by Frances Cole
This pocket book is a step-by-step guide through skills to help you stop struggling and cope well with pain.
Overcoming chronic pain: A self help guide to using cognitive behavioural techniques
Practical skills on ways to sleep well, build the balance between better fitness, achieving goals and pacing activities. Coping well with moods including anger, setbacks and managing relationship and sex issues better.
Living Well with Pain and Illness: The Mindful Way to Free Yourself from Suffering
by Vidyamala Burch
An inspiring and practical book from someone living with pain. Good for ways to begin meditating and practicing mindfulness. Contains practical exercises. CD available too.