Publish date: 13 May 2024

Patients who have benefitted from the care of the Community Pain Management Service in North Sefton volunteered their time to appear in a series of short videos this week.

The videos will appear on the clinic’s webpage and social media to help reassure and inform new patients about the range of therapies offered.  Understanding persistent pain and finding new ways to deal with it have made a big difference to the patients who have ‘graduated’ from the six and nine week courses run by the clinic.

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One patient story includes Shaun, who began treatment at the clinic in September 2023 after struggling with chronic pain following an accident at work.  He says he was initially very sceptical and did not really understand why he had been referred. Now he is a huge advocate for the clinic and the pain management team.  With their help he has ‘made friends with his pain’, meaning he can go about his daily life without fear.  He is now even hoping to do a sponsored walk up Ben Nevis.  Another group of patients – now known as the Gangsta Grannies – were filmed riding along Southport prom on their matching trikes, something they would never have been able to achieve before being referred to the clinic.

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