Living with pain

10 pain self-help tips

Practical ways to beat pain including relaxation tips, breathing exercises and courses for patients.

20 painful health conditions

20 health conditions that cause notoriously severe pain, including shingles, frozen shoulder, cluster headache, endometriosis and arthritis.

How to get NHS help for your pain

Find out what NHS help for pain is available from your GP and hospital pain clinics.

Sex advice for people with chronic pain

Chronic pain sufferers can see their sex life fizzle out. Read advice on how to revive sex with your partner.

Which painkiller?

The benefits and side effects of painkillers, and how to choose the best painkiller to fight your type of pain.

Back pain at work

Avoid back pain at work, with tips on desk organisation, adjusting your chair and lifting safely.

Stay mobile and in work

It's important to keep active if you're in pain. If you stiffen up it can make the pain worse.

Pain and your emotions

If long-term pain interferes with daily life it can become emotionally distressing. Find out how to stay in control.

Headaches and migraines

For most people, a headache can be dealt with quickly. But migraines are more than just a headache.

Painkiller headaches

Taking too many painkillers can make your headaches worse. How to avoid and treat painkiller headaches.

10 headache triggers

Diet, anger and posture can all cause headaches. Practical advice on avoiding 10 little-known headache triggers.

Back pain guide

Learn about types of back pain, get advice on treatment and learn ways of preventing back pain in the future.

Back pain guide

The NHS Choices health apps library

Get a joint pain app

Painful joints? Find an NHS-reviewed app to help you deal with joint pain

Long-term conditions

Living with a long-term condition, including healthcare, medicines and support

Back pain

Tips to keep your back healthy and avoid pain, including exercises and advice on good posture

End of life symptom control

Find out about managing pain and other symptoms, such as constipation and nausea, at the end of life