Pain is something that we all have at some time in our lives. However, if you live with chronic pain, it can affect your mental and physical wellbeing and social life and may mean that you are unable to work.
If you have been struggling with pain for more than 12 weeks, please contact your GP (doctor).
Many organisations can support you and help you cope with pain so that you can have a better quality of life.
Advice and information about managing pain
The British Pain Society has information for people living with pain, including:
- a list of patient organisations
- frequently asked questions about living with pain
- a suggested reading list
- patient information leaflets
More tips and guidance about living with chronic pain:
Pain management services in Suffolk
Some pain management services need to be referred by a health professional. The services available in Suffolk are:
Support groups and activities in Suffolk
Suffolk InfoLink has lists of groups, activities and organisations you may find useful:
- disability advice organisations
- exercise classes
- mental health support for pain
- pain management support groups
- relaxation activities