Use this guide in consultation with your health-care provider. Keep your health-care provider informed about your use of the strategies in this guide.
Learn about each strategy. Read this guide to learn about strategies that can help you manage your pain. Click on the gold box below to go through this guide. Or download a PDF of this booklet here.
Rate how well you think you are doing with each strategy. The wheel on the next page shows a picture of each strategy next to a wedge of the wheel. Each wedge is divided into three sections. Use the key shown on the page to put an X in the section of the wedge that matches how well you are managing that strategy right now. Continue to use this wheel to track your progress.
Choose a strategy you would like to work on. It is best to choose one that is important to you and that you think you can start to change right now.
Experiment with your plan. Many people find that their plan will change as they experiment with how it fits into their daily routines. Make adjustments as you experiment rather than trying to get the perfect plan developed before you start.
Finally, pay close attention to any small or large changes in how well you function and cope with pain. Notice what strategies seem to provide you the best results. Remember to keep your health-care provider updated about your activities and progress.
Oct. 6 — Student honored with regional service award Christy Adams, a Class of 2019 Doctor of Philosophy student at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, was awarded the Sacramento County Domestic Violence Prevention Collaborative Symbol of Service by WEAVE, the primary provider of crisis intervention services for domestic violence and sexual assault in Sacramento County. Christy, who is a nurse and coordinator for UC Davis Health System Trauma Prevention Program, received the award along with her colleague Catherine Morris, who is coordinator for the health system’s Child Passenger Safety Program. WEAVE’s Cibonay Cordova said she nominated the duo for the collaborative’ s annual Domestic Violence Awareness Month Awards Ceremony because of their work to ensure victims of domestic violence can access appropriate car seats for their children.