Pain is a common reason why people visit their GP. Pain can often be easily self-managed (without the need to go to your GP or local A&E department) and a visit to your local pharmacist can often help. Call NHS 111 or visit www.nhs.uk for your nearest pharmacy.
If you do visit your GP, you and your GP will discuss the best way to manage your pain. It may be that you need to access a particular health service, for example the community based pain management service, which can help you. Your GP may decide that, if the pain is severe or cannot be managed by our community services, you may need to visit specialist pain services in hospital. If this is the case, your GP will give you a choice of hospital.
You can find out more about community based pain management services at www.hullccg.nhs.uk