For Health Professionals
Information & documentation about spine pain, other pain treatments to help your patients.
How to Support Your Patient during Treatment With Us
Chronic pain is a complex problem that often requires a multifaceted approach.
People with chronic pain have often had it for some time before they attend a pain centre. As such there are rarely quick fixes and we tend to work with people over varying time frames between a month or two to several years.
On average we work with people for six to twelve months. This period of working with us is a period of considerable change. Trialing different interventions, developing new skills, building knowledge about chronic pain and working with different team members takes time and requires support.
As the person’s general practitioner there are many key things you can do to help support them while they work with us.
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Australian Pain Society
Supporting Multidisciplinary Pain Management in Australia
Australian Pain Management Association
Provides help for patients, their carers and treatment options, as well as a Pain Link Help Line: 1300 340 357.
Aims to improve knowledge and understanding of pain and self management of pain.
ACT ME/CFS Society
A site for chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia which contains some useful general information on chronic pain
International Neuromodulation Society
International Association for the Study of Pain