NSW Health’s Patients and Consumers guide: Managing Your Chronic Pain

http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/pharmaceutical/patients/Pages/default.aspx

NSW Health’s Patients and Consumers guide/Managing Your Chronic Pain focuses on acute and chronic pain.

Responses to Chronic Pain – Frequently Asked Questions include: the effect of pain on families; consulting with pain specialists; treatment options; pain diaries and management plans; and various medications and their side effects.

Useful Links and Material on Chronic Pain connects consumers with: the American Chronic Pain Association; AboutKidsHealth (a Canadian organisation that assists children in Canada and worldwide); Spine-Health.com; and the Victorian Government’s Better Health Channel. Pamphlets are available on managing low-back pain and migraine pain.