Types of pain
Pain is your body’s way of saying that something is or might become damaging to you. This section explains the difference between acute and chronic pain.
Assessing your pain
To decide what to do, your doctor needs to assess you. The assessment of your pain will vary according to the type of painful condition and whether you are visiting your general practitioner or a specialist clinic.
Treatment and procedures FAQs
This section aims to answer some general questions you may have about the different treatments.
It is often a good idea to try non-medication therapies in conjunction with medication. See your doctor for advice and for recommended practitioners.
Gaining control over your pain may take some time. Don't give up. People who actively take charge of trying to control and manage their pain feel better than those who don't.
Palliative care is the term used for symptom relief in a terminal illness, from which recovery is not expected. Pain relief is part of this, although pain may not be the main symptom, and other symptoms may be treated as well.
If you are taking medication for your pain, try to follow these tips