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This page aims to answer some of the questions you may have about the Chronic Pain Management Service and coping with your pain. If cannot find the answer you need, you can contact us on 01473 703435 and we will do our best to answer your query.

Chronic Pain Management Service FAQs

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How can a light box help with seasonal changes in mood and wellbeing? Can the Pain Management Service loan me one?

If you regularly experience the symptoms described below during the autumn and winter months, light therapy might help.

  • Increased appetite (especially for carbohydrates or sweet foods)
  • Sleeping more than during spring and summer
  • Loss of interest in usual activities
  • Sadness or low mood
  • Fatigue / tiredness / lack of energy
  • Poor concentration
  • Weight gain

We are only able to loan our light boxes to people who are patients of our service. If you are a patient of ours and would like to take a light box out on loan for a trial of light therapy, please contact either Ms Maggie Spong, Consultant Clinical Psychologist or Dr Toni Miles Specialist Clinical Psychologist at the Pain Clinic on 01473 703435.

To find out more about light therapy, click here.