Adolescent pain

Between 25 to 35 percent of children experience chronic pain, with the greatest incidence in adolescence, especially for young girls.
Adolescents with chronic pain often drop out of school or are home-schooled, can become socially withdrawn and isolated, and fail to achieve their academic potential. Chronic pain in adolescents is also associated with suicidal thoughts and behaviours.
If you or a loved one has chronic pain in adolescence, find more information here or call the Pain Link Helpline 1300 340 357.
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Sarah's story

"Doctors told 14 year old Sarah the pain was all in her head..."

Adolescent pain
Alysha's story

Gymnastics used to be a big part of my life, so when I discovered I had juvenile idiopathic osteoarthritis, I had to fill the void with something else.

Adolescent pain


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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