Pain Concern is a charity providing information and support to people with pain and
those who care for them, whether family, friends or healthcare professionals. Visit
our website to find out more about what we do, including our Airing Pain radio
programme, Pain Matters magazine, information helpline and online community.
All pain is unpleasant, but for the one in five people in the UK living with long-term
pain it is a part of everyday life. It diminishes quality of life more than any other
condition, leading often to loss of work, depression and disability. Anyone at any
age can develop persistent pain and you will very probably know somebody
affected. Although there is usually no cure, people who receive the appropriate
treatment, information and support can manage their condition effectively with lifechanging results.