Back pain


Back pain is the most common reason for people of working age to drop out of the workforce. Over a lifetime, 60 to 80 percent of people will experience back pain, often due to injury. For some, pain persists or becomes recurrent, and they can become disabled due to fear of pain and re-injury, which can stop them from being active.
If you or a loved one has back pain, find more information here or call the Pain Link Helpline 1300 340 357.
  Name Description Category
Kirsty's story

I hear the pain, but I say to it that I have other things to do today.

Back pain
Amy's story

At the age of 21, I developed Degenerative Disc Disease, due to the luck of genetics, with no known cure – and my world changed overnight.

Back pain
Harriet's story

"Harriet waited 18 months for treatment in a public pain clinic..."

Back pain
Steve's story

On 18 October 1999 an amazingly insignificant event destroyed my life and plunged me into the world of pain.

Back 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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