Each year Chronic Pain Australia, the national voice of people living with chronic pain, organises National Pain Week to champion the needs of the many Australians living with some form of chronic pain.
Chronic pain is pain that has lasted for a period of more than 3 months. There are numerous types of chronic pain such as bone pain, nerve pain and can range from being mild to severe.
Chronic pain can be due to illnesses such as migraine, osteoporosis, arthritis and other musculoskeletal ailments, or after an injury or surgery. Living with chronic pain can make it difficult to work, can lower your quality of life and impact your emotional health as well.
Most people benefit from a range of different treatments and self-management, such as:
- Seeing your gp
- Psychological techniques — such as visiting a psychologist you can see a psychologist or use online self-help sites
- Pacing your activities
- Doing exercise such as gentle walking & swimming, cycling.
Visit our practice, serving the Asquith area to see how we can help you. Call us on (02) 9477 4400 to book an appointment.