Physical pain can come in many different types. It can vary in strength, duration and familiarity. If you are currently experiencing pain and need help, contact NHS 111 immediately. Call 111 for free from a landline or mobile and speak to an NHS advisor who can advise you on the best action to take. Alternatively, you can go online and complete a short health assessment.
There are a range of resources available if your pain does not require immediate or urgent attention. Again, the NHS is a great resource. Pain of any kind is obviously unpleasant and signals that something isn't right. It can also be very distracting and make carrying out work tasks difficult or impossible. Take a look at the resources we have put together to understand the best approach to deal with the pain you are feeling. Responding to pain can involve visiting your GP, physical therapy, painkillers, physical activity, modifying your diet and meditation.
According to Action on Pain, 1 in 7 people in the UK experience chronic pain and 1 in 4 people are affected by chronic pain. Take steps to addressing pain as soon as you can.
www.nhs.uk - Helpline: 111
NHS Chronic Pain
www.painconcern.org.uk/how-we-help/helpline/ - Helpline: 0300 123 0789
Action on Pain
www.action-on-pain.co.uk/ - Helpline: 0345 603 1593