Pain management and back pain helplines

Use our helplines to find more information and advice on pain management and back pain

NHS Choices – Living with pain


Help and advice from the NHS on painful conditions and pain control.

Pain Management Clinic finder

Help and advice from the NHS on painful conditions and pain control.

Back pain

NHS Choices – Top 10 Back Care Tips

Top back care tips

Back pain introduction

Find everything you need to know about back pain, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, with links to other useful resources.


BackCare is a national charity that aims to reduce the impact of back pain on society by providing information, support, promoting good practice and funding research. BackCare acts as a hub between patients, (healthcare) professionals, employers, policy makers, researchers and all others with an interest in back pain.

Pain Concern

Helpline: 0300 123 0789

Our primary goals are to produce information on pain using a variety of media platforms. To provide support to people with pain and those who care for them and to campaign to raise awareness about pain and improve the provision of pain management services.

Action on Pain

PainLine: 0845 6031593

Action on Pain was formed in 1998 with the aims of providing support and advice for people who are affected by chronic pain. Run entirely by volunteers many of whom either have or are affected by chronic pain we promote the positive side of living with chronic pain. Our friendly down to earth approach is appreciated by many which has helped the charity become a major national and international organisation which still retains the simple and informal approach to helping people.

The British Pain Society

People Living with Pain

The British Pain Society aims to promote education, training, research and development in all fields of pain. It endeavours to increase both professional and public awareness of the prevalence of pain and the facilities that are available for its management. The Society is involved in all aspects of pain and its management through the work of the Council, various Committees, Special Interest Groups and Working Parties and via its publications, Annual Scientific Meeting and educational seminars.

Pain Support

The PainSupport website is packed with pain relief techniques for those with chronic pain. There is also a regular email newsletter, a lively discussion forum and a contact club for making new friends, plus our shop for books, relaxation CDs and downloads. All the ideas and techniques on this website can be used to enhance any medical treatment you may be having. No matter where your pain - back pain, neck pain, knee or leg pain, arthritis, sciatica, fibromyalgia, or pain from any other condition, there is help for you here, on the PainSupport website.

The Pain Toolkit

A persistent pain problem can be difficult to understand and manage on an everyday basis. The Pain Toolkit is a simple information booklet that could provide you with some handy tips and skills to support you along the way to managing your pain. It is not meant to be the last word in pain self-management but a handy guide to help you get started - all you need to be is willing to read it and take on board some of the suggestions.