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Chronic pain

Chronic pain is extremely common within our society. 

 

Pain Australia reports that:

 

  • pain is the commonest reason patients seek medical attention but it remains the most neglected and misunderstood  areas of health care

  • one in five Australian's are living with chronic pain

  • the prevalence of pain increases over the age of 65

  • pain is the third most costly disease in Australia 

Pain is a multidimensional problem which often adversely affects an individuals:​​

  • sleep;

  • mood;

  • relationships;

  • functional ability;

  • quality of life.

These areas of you health can themselves adversely influence the severity of pain.

Therefore it is very important that a multimodal  approach is used in the treatment of you pain to gain maximum benefit