What are your options for treating or managing the issue?

Some of the options may be medical and some may be more straightforward things you can do yourself.  Even chronic pain can often be improved a great deal through making relatively minor changes in daily life. Sometimes quite simple remedies or actions can help, without having to resort to medications.  Where these work, they side-step the issue of possible side effects from medication.

Once you consult a doctor, you are probably looking for medical solutions.  Sometimes these can fix a problem - or help to fix it - but they can’t always. Even if they help, they can be even more effective when teamed with self-management strategies.  

ACCESSING INFORMATION NHS CHOICES has a wealth of information on hundreds of health conditions and links to further specialised websites so is a good place to start.
ACCESSING INFORMATION GET HEALTH INFORMATION on this website has a variety on hand-chosen links to national and local services for specific health issues
ACCESSING INFORMATION SEARCH ENGINES such as Google or Bing to ask any question or search a condition to find other relevant information online
ACCESSING INFORMATION ONLINE COMMUNITIES can be a good source of information and ideas for what has worked (and not worked) for others as well as a source of support
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