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.

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.

Ways to manage chronic pain

It's important to keep active if you have a long-term painful condition. Painkillers and physical therapy also help.

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.

End of life symptom control

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

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