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It's time to make pain a national health priority.

Chronic pain is a massive, growing public health issue. Pain is the most common reason that people seek medical help – yet it remains one of the most neglected and misunderstood areas of healthcare.

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Living with chronic pain

Kirsty explains how she learned to manage and live with her pain, returning to work and study.
She calls for more awareness of pain and better funding.

 

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Children living with pain

Harry Perkins, son of Olympic champion swimmer and pain ambassador Kieren Perkins OAM, was diagnosed with chronic migraine at the tender age of eleven.

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Don't suffer in silence

Watch pain ambassador Elizabeth Carrigan tell you why she set up the Australian Pain Management Association, and why she is 100% committed to making pain a national health priority.

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Contact your local MP or Senator
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World Leading Pain Specialists to Speak at Community Forum in Fremantle

The University of Notre Dame, Fremantle, will host a unique forum for people to hear from world-leading pain specialists - the Living Well With Pain Consumer Symposium & Forum, on Sunday 13 March 2016.   Now in its fourth year, this event presented by Painaustralia and the Australian Pain Society...

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New Codeine App

Health software firm MedAdvisor has launched a new Patient Education Program (PEP), which aims to help address the risk of addiction and serious side effects for those using Schedule 3 (S3) codeine analgesics.   Created in partnership with Painaustralia, the PEP works to improve the quality use of medicines by...

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Global Year Against Pain in the Joints

Painaustralia supports the IASP's Global Year Against Pain in the Joints bringing attention to a wide variety of ailments and conditions affecting millions of people worldwide. Download a series of 20 fact sheets that cover specific topics related to joint pain. For more information, visit: www.iasp-pain.org/globalyear.

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"Margaret was devastated when the pain didn't go away post surgery..."

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"Stephen is lucky if he gets two hours sleep a night, because no painkillers can dull the pain..."

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"Four year old Ronan lives with constant pain and it affects his whole family..."

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Our mission is to improve the quality of life for the millions of people living with chronic pain, and to minimise the burden of pain on individuals and communities across Australia.

 

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