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Massage or complementary therapies when you have OCD?

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TheGrumpyMan1958
TheGrumpyMan1958 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
Chronic pain and depression and anxiety apart from that not bad

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  • TheGrumpyMan1958
    TheGrumpyMan1958 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    60 Yr old central Brighton 
  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community member Posts: 7,935 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @TheGrumpyMan1958 welcome to the community!

    Please let us know if there is anything that we can help you with! :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • Liam_Alumni
    Liam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,100 Pioneering
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    Hi @TheGrumpyMan1958,

    Welcome to Scope's online community! It's great to have you here. :)

    Do feel free to have a look at our groups and categories, and please do let us know if we can help in any way!
    Liam
  • debbiedo49
    debbiedo49 Community member Posts: 2,904 Disability Gamechanger
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    Welcome to scope 
  • TheGrumpyMan1958
    TheGrumpyMan1958 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Thanks for the welcome. Advice on pain management

  • Pippa_Alumni
    Pippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,790 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @TheGrumpyMan1958, and welcome! You may find our dealing with chronic pain discussions helpful.
  • TheGrumpyMan1958
    TheGrumpyMan1958 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    I have spondulosis and prolapsed discs. I would like to have some massage or equivalent treatments but I have ocd which makes any form of contact extremely stressful can anyone help with any suggestions. Thanks 
  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,665 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @TheGrumpyMan1958
    There is some information on Complementary and Alternative Medicine here on the NHS website.

    Have you heard of social prescribing?
    Social prescribing is a means of enabling GPs and other frontline healthcare professionals to refer people to ‘services’ in their community instead of offering only medicalised solutions. Often the first point of referral is a link worker or ‘community connector’ who can talk to each person about the things that matter to them. Together they can co-produce a social prescription that will help to improve their health and wellbeing.
    The community activities range from art classes to singing groups, from walking clubs to gardening, and to many other interest groups.  It is taking off across the country, particularly with people who are lonely or isolated; people with mild mental health issues who may be anxious or depressed; and, those who struggle to engage effectively with services.

    It may be worth you talking to your GP about this to see if they have anything they could suggest?

    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • TheGrumpyMan1958
    TheGrumpyMan1958 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Thanks for the information ℹ will look into it 
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