Living with pain

Staying 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.

Which painkiller?

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

Joint pain

There are different kinds of arthritis. Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and gout are the most common.

Pain and your emotions

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

Back pain at work

Good office habits can reduce the risk of back pain, the second most common cause of long-term sickness in the UK.

Headache and migraine

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

All other articles on Pain


Pharmacy and medicines

Your local pharmacy offers a range of services, and could even save you a trip to your GP.

Long-term conditions

Advice on living with a long-term condition, including healthcare, benefits, medicines and support.


Causes, symptoms and self-help tips, plus real stories on life with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.


How to cope with headaches, including self help tips, triggers, pharmacy remedies and relaxation therapies.

Back pain

Tips to keep your back healthy, including exercises, advice on good posture and correct laptop usage.