Use the pain diary template provided in this section to rate your pain at the beginning of the programme and when there are any significant changes.

In the medication column, write down the name and number of any painkiller tablets you take.

If you are using a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) machine, tick the column as appropriate.

Record what you are doing every hour during the day.

Record how you are feeling each time you fill the diary in.

Record your tension and pain levels every hour during the day, and if you wake at night.