Sheffield has a number of NHS services, designed specifically for people with persistent pain.
The first point of contact is your GP. They will assess your situation and ensure other conditions have not been missed. GPs are good at giving advice on medications and can help to treat depression and anxiety that might be associated with pain. You can discuss your needs with your GP and they will help you decide if you need extra help.
In Sheffield, this might include referral to:
- Self referral to Sheffield IAPT service
- The pain teams within the physiotherapy service
- Talking to a health trainer or mental health worker trained in dealing with persistent pain
- The Sheffield Pain Clinic, based at the Northern General Hospital.