About this service

Managing pain in the community

Together with your GP, you can decide whether a referral to our service would be helpful. Not everyone who has chronic (long-term) pain will need a referral to our service to see a pain specialist. Your GP can advise you on pain medication, and can help you to find out about and access other community-based services which can help you with managing your pain and advise on self-help techniques for pain.

If you and your GP decide that you can manage your pain adequately yourself without the need for a referral to us, you might still find some of the information on our website helpful.

There are also other resources which are helpful in providing advice and support about managing a pain condition.

There are also some condition-specific websites which you might find of interest. UK Fibromyalgia has a range of useful information and support for people who have fibromyalgia. Arthritis Care and Arthritis Research UK offer advice, support and information to those living with arthritis.

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