Chronic pain and brain injury - Anxiety

People with chronic pain often feel anxious a lot of the time.

These anxious feelings can stop you from doing lots of different activities, especially physical ones, which in the long run can make your pain worse. It is important to have a plan to breakdown your anxiety brick.

Play the video to learn to use the tips and tools to Be Pain Smart.

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Worry time

Spending time worrying about your future can have a big impact on how you manage pain

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Calm your mind through relaxation, meditation or listening to music

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Noticing your thoughts

Try to catch your thoughts before they become your worst fears

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Calming down

Explore ways to get rid of the tension in your body

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Winding down your stress

You might feel stressed or worried about your pain and stop doing things you enjoy

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Building bit-by-bit

Learning to slowly work on your fears, especially about moving, can help to manage your pain

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