Peripheral nerve block (upper limb)
A peripheral upper limb nerve block can be used for most people, usually giving a safe and effective form of pain relief both during and after the operation.
Learn more about a range of different medicines, such as pain relief medicines, antidepressants and medicines for children.
Pain relief medicines
For pain such as backpain or headaches, simple painkillers such as paracetamol and anti-inflammatory agents work best but can have potential side effects, so you need to weigh up the pros and cons.
An epidural anaesthetic can be used for most people, usually giving a safe and effective form of pain relief both during and after an operation or procedure.
Recovering from ovarian cancer surgery
Many women with ovarian cancer will have major surgery and will usually stay in hospital for up to a week after surgery for ovarian cancer. Learn how to manage with ovarian cancer.
Pain relief after surgery
Pain after an operation is a common problem but there is no need for you to be in a lot of pain. Pain relief after surgery is usually safe and effective.