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Useful contacts, support groups and further reading

Face pain

Brain and Spine Helpline
Brain and Spine Foundation
LG01, Lincoln House
Kennington Park
1-3 Brixton Road
London SW9 6DE

0808 808 1000


Run by neuroscience nurses, providing support and information on all aspects of neurological conditions for patients, their families and carers, and health professionals.

Trigeminal neuralgia

Trigeminal Neuralgia Association
PO Box 234

01883 370214


Support and information on trigeminal neuralgia and face pain.


British Pain Society
Third Floor
Churchill House
35 Red Lion Square

020 7269 7840


Cluster headache

OUCH UK (Organisation for the Understanding of Cluster Headache)
PO Box 62
SA70 9AG

01646 651 979


Support and information on cluster headache.

General health

NHS Choices

NHS Direct

0845 46 47

Support groups

The Brain and Spine Foundation’s online discussion forum offers the opportunity to post messages, exchange views and share experiences with other users. 

Trigeminal Neuralgia Association UK also has an online forum.


Further reading

Manage Your Pain: Practical and Positive Ways of Adapting to Chronic Pain by Michael Nicholas, Allan Molloy, Lois Tonkin and Lee Beston (Souvenir Press, 2003). ISBN 978 0 285 640481.

Overcoming Chronic Pain: A Self-help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques by Frances Cole, Helen Macdonald, Catherina Carus and Hazel Howden-Leach (Robinson, 2005). ISBN 978 1 841 199702.

www.paintoolkit.org is a website with support and information on pain self-management.

The Ottawa Personal Decision Guide is a resource developed by the University of Ottawa to help people make health-related decisions.

Neuropathic pain: pharmacological management (NICE Clinical Guidelines CG96, March 2010).

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