Understanding Pain

5 Unexpected Ways to Ease Back Pain

We’ve trawled through all the most up-to-date information to bring you 5 surprising things to try to ease or prevent back pain.

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Is Poor Posture Giving you Back Ache?

Poor posture could be the reason why your back hurts, so sit up straight and read on to find out why and how to put it right.

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What is Diclofenac?

Diclofenac is a non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Other common NSAIDs are ibuprofen or naproxen. Diclofenac is one of the most widely used pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory medicines in the world. It works by relieving pain, and reducing swelling and inflammation.

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About Pain

Pain is an unpleasant sensation that has a vital protective function. It acts as an early warning signal to alert you that something is not right with your body. If the body tissues are damaged, the affected area becomes more sensitive than normal to pain sensation in a process called inflammation. This pain discourages excessive movement and contact of the injured area.

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Keep Moving with Osteoarthritis - Jan's Story

I came back to swimming in my 50s and found I felt all the same things I had for it growing up – a sense of release and relief. It handed me back my spirit!

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The 2017 Global Pain Index

As the global leader in pain relief, GSK is driven by the need to understand the impact of pain on people’s lives and is committed to helping reduce the physical impact of everyday acute pain.

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How does Voltaren work?

Learn how Voltaren works to relieve pain and reduce inflammation.

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Understanding the difference between acute and chronic pain

Pain can be described as acute or chronic. Read more on how to understand your pain and find the right treatment for your symptoms.

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Explaining osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. Find out more about what causes it and how to relieve your pain.

*GSK Global Pain Index Research 2014, report, p.40

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What you need to know about middle back pain

Middle back pain is a common problem but there are plenty of treatments that can help you stay active and live life to the full.

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What you need to know about lower back pain

Lower back pain causes more disability than any other condition. Find out more about what causes it and how to relieve your pain with some exercises.

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