Rochford District Primary Care Network

A collaboration of four GP practices serving approximately 40,000 patients from the Rochford and Great Wakering areas.

Painkillers don't exist

The term ‘painkiller’ is misleading – it implies that medicine will kill the pain completely. Although they can play a part in managing persistent pain they do not work for everyone, and even if you get some benefit, after 3 months they’re probably not working and addiction becomes a serious issue.

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