Welcome to the Chronic Pain Service

The pain service forms part of a range of services provided by the Sussex MSK Partnership. It is a service provided by clinicians called Advanced Practitioners. These are physiotherapists with specialist knowledge and skills in caring for patients with chronic pain conditions. The aim of the service is to provide patients with a high quality service that is based in a community setting, such as a GP surgery.

Getting ready for my appointment

To help you prepare for your appointment we have collected some general information on our FAQ’s page.  This will help you understand what to expect from your appointment and how best to prepare.

Where are the clinics located?

To find a full list of our clinic locations please see locations page. 

Getting in Touch

If you need to speak to one of our team about an appointment or referral, please see the contact page for more details.

Links to helpful resources
Action On Pain – charity providing support and advice
 
Pain Concern – charity with fortnightly radio show providing information and support
 
Pain Association  – videos on pain management strategies
 
British Pain Society – publications for patients and professionals
 
Pain Relief Foundation – charity funding research into chronic pain
 
Health Talk Online – patient experiences of different health conditions, including chronic pain
 
Pain Toolkit - resources for pain management
 
Path Out Of Pain – resources for pain management
 
Pain CD - a non-profit self-help CD or download for people who suffer with persistent pain.
 
NHS.uk - good general health information
 
Sleep Council - support and advice on sleep
 
Mental Health Foundation - Information on mental health support
Video Resources

The following videos have been carefully selected by our clinical staff to help you improve your understanding of pain and how it can be managed. Each video has been put together by an expert. They are informative, easy to understand and contain the best information available

Understanding Pain

10 Mindful Minutes

23 and ½ hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health?

Back pain – separating fact from fiction – Prof Peter O’Sullivan

 

Here are some leaflets to help you manage your condition, these have been reviewed and approved by our clinical staff to be the best information for patients.