Pathway through Pain
A digital course for self-managing chronic musculoskeletal pain that guides participants through all the elements of the intensive Pain Management Programme (PMP), as recommended by NICE.
Pathway through Pain is offered to patients through NHS pain services in conjunction with a patient's already existing pain pathway, as well as on its own, depending on the healthcare referral setting.
Since its launch in 2010, thousands have taken the course and report outstanding levels of satisfaction; 71% of patients who take the course find it helpful, with only 3% finding it unhelpful.
With Pathway through Pain a participant can expect to enjoy a significantly reduced impact of pain on their daily life.
Alexander - Review
Doing this course hasn't changed our situation much - we still have pain and are still very tired because of it. So why should you bother? It is not a magic wand but it certainly counts close as the next best thing. The professionals interviewed here give confidence that they really understand your problems and are working hard to help - they really do care. The counsel they give, the exercises to work through and the audio clips provided come together to form a useful set of tools that *will* help you to navigate through your situation. Not only will it help you begin to feel more settled and confident, it will help you to make real progress - the kind that is classed as success. It took us some time to finish the course because of our issues; we were frequently delayed for one reason and another. Nevertheless, when resuming the sessions it was surprising just how intuitive and quickly joined-up everything became. Definitely time well spent. Definitely something we'd struggle without.
Julie - Review
I can't thank you all, or back2health enough for giving me my life back. My pain, for years, dictated how I lived my life and stopped me doing things as I was too afraid of the pain. Now, with simple exercise and understanding, I am able to live my life fuller. I know how far I can push myself and even a little further, with the techniques you've shown me. This is something I will continue to use and enjoy feeling normal again. Thank you so very much.
The online course is run in partnership with 18 NHS pain services
Results & Evidence
Pathway through Pain is reducing healthcare costs for a leading NHS pain service and improving patient outcomes.