A pain management programme uses a combination of psychological, physical, and practical methods to reduce your pain, physical difficulties and distress, and improve your quality of life.
Physiotherapists can give you advice on moving more easily and avoid muscle wasting and weakness, as well as joint stiffness. This could help you do more and hopefully reduce your pain.
Other methods such as acupuncture, electrotherapy, hydrotherapy, relaxation and breathing exercises, aromatherapy, and massage may also be of help. A pain management programme would combine several of these therapies with the aim of reducing your pain.