Pain management

National strategic action plan for pain management

This strategy aims to provide a key step towards a national and holistic policy framework that will support consumers, health practitioners and the wider community to improve the quality of life for people living with pain, their families and carers.

The cost of pain in Australia

This report assesses the burden of chronic pain in Australia, including its impact on the health system, productivity, carer costs and wellbeing.
Briefing paper

Power through knowledge: patient education and self-management keys to successfully managing chronic pain

Empowering people to self-manage their pain on a daily basis is key to managing chronic pain, reducing pain-related disability and facilitating return-to-work.
Fact sheet

Back problems: musculoskeletal fact sheet

Back problems are a range of conditions related to the bones, joints, connective tissue, muscles and nerves of the back. These conditions can affect the neck (cervical spine),upper back (thoracic spine) and lower back (lumbar spine) as well as the sacrum and tailbone (coccyx). Back...

Responding more effectively to chronic pain

The National Pain Summit took up the challenge of improving the way the system deals with pain, writes Maiy Azize.