Other methods of pain control can be used on their own or with painkillers. These are non-drug treatments or complementary therapies. Some people find them very helpful. However, it is important to remember that they may not help everyone.
It is always best to talk to your doctor or healthcare team before starting a complementary therapy. Note that complementary therapies should not replace any treatments that your doctor has prescribed.
Always use a qualified therapist. The British Complementary Medicine Association (BCMA) has details of qualified therapists.