Pain Management

4 in 10

of over-55's are in pain at least once a day

over 8 million

people in the UK live with chronic pain

25%

of adults worldwide live with some form of chronic pain

Pain Management Introduction box

Pain is something that affects everyone in varying degrees at different points in their lives. There are many different types of pain, ranging from minor, frustrating pain to acute, debilitating pain. Many people are living in permanent pain which has a huge effect on their daily lives. It's important that people are able to self-manage their pain effectively to ensure they are able to maintain a good quality of life.

Persistent Pain

MyPathway Persistent Pain empowers patients by providing them with the tools to self-manage their care. Patients are invited to co-design their own self-management programme, specifically tailored to their needs.

Once registered, patients are asked to complete a series of questionnaires to assess their personal pain experience. These questionnaires will take into account physical activity levels, sleep patterns, mood and energy levels. They will also assess the patient's confidence in dealing with their pain.

Following these initial questionnaires, MyPathway will help patients to produce their own pain management goals by selecting weekly exercises and consulting helpful resources. Clinicians will review their patient's questionnaires and goals and track their progress to assist in their development. They can then identify the impact of pain on the patient's physical, emotional and social wellbeing.

Pain Management Persistent Pain

How does it work?

Registration

Patient registers for MyPathway via the app or web browser.

Triage

Patient completes a number of questionnaires to assess their pain experience, physical activities, sleep, mood, energy and work.

Resources

Useful information, resources and tools for managing pain are provided through the app.

Review

Clinicians can review their patients questionnaires and goals via MyPathway Clinical Portal.

Plan

Patients can create a pain management plan that includes target setting, physical activity plan and mood management.

Benefits

Personalised goals lead to increased adherence and engagement

Patients have better understanding about pain control & can lead to a reduction in medication

Can reduce referrals into the healthcare service

Resources

Pain Management Back Pain

Back Pain Supported Self-management

Back Pain Self-management is a new online support service for people living with back pain.  

The digital service provides patients with access to useful information and resources to help them self-manage their back pain. Users are given the ability to create their own personal self-management plan to suit their lifestyle and are supported throughout the programme.

Patients will be offered a variety of different activities along with advice on how frequently they should be performed. They can track their performance of these activities via the app and will receive feedback and updates of their progress.

At the end of the six-week programme, patients will be able to maintain access to the activities to help with their ongoing self-management.

How does it work?

Registration

Patient registers for MyPathway via the app or web browser.

Resources

Useful information, resources and tools for managing back pain are provided through the app.

Plan

Patient can create personal self-management plan for their back pain and lifestyle.

Review

Clinician can review patient progress via the MyPathway Clinical Portal.

Benefits

Improve medical adherence as they are taking an active role in their healthcare

Help ensure continuation of care with clinically validated resources

Helps prevent unnecessary referrals

Pain Toolkit

MyPathway Pain Toolkit provides patients with early intervention support and promotes self-management of persistent pain. Users have access to a range of proven self-management tools and can keep a diary of their pain symptoms, mood, medication, goals and confidence whilst they are waiting for their appointment. Evidence based health assessment questionnaires can be completed in the app on an ongoing basis, enabling both the patient and healthcare professional monitor progress.

Healthcare professionals can review the completed health assessments remotely via MyPathway Clinical Portal, enabling a better understanding of the patient’s pain and more effective engagement and use of consultation time. Via the clinical portal, commissioning services can collect patient reported outcome measures data and evaluate service outcomes via pre and post-intervention data statistics.

Pain Toolkit

How does it work?

Registration

Patient registers for MyPathway via the app or web browser.

Resources

Useful information, resources and tools for managing pain are provided through the app.

Questionnaire

Throughout patients healthcare journey, they can complete a number of ongoing questionnaires including HNA, PSEQ, DoloTest and Body Chart.

Review

Clinician can review patient progress via the MyPathway Clinical Portal.

Plan

Patient can create personal self-management plan for their back pain and lifestyle.

Benefits

Clinicians can monitor patients change in health which can help identify trends and triggers

Improves diagnosis for the clinician through direct patient pain symptom reports

Self-management improves patient outcomes reporting in terms of greater confidence and reduced anxiety

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