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Chronic pain – pain that doesn’t go away after the injury or illness has resolved and lasts at least three months – is a significant health issue globally.
The condition can have significant impact on a person’s ability to work, form relationships, and live an ordinary life – it even has a seriously detrimental effect on the mental health. However, by working with various health practitioners in a long-term approach, people living with chronic pain can start to combat some of the effects it has on their lives and manage their pain the best they can.
National Pain Week, July 23-29, is an annual initiative of Chronic Pain Australia, the national voice of people living with chronic pain. The week aims to destigmatise the experiences of people living with chronic pain while also championing the need for the voice of people living with chronic pain to be heard when any related health policy is developed. This year’s theme, ‘Nothing about us – without us’, further highlights this.
One of the main events happening during National Pain Week 2018 is a Q&A Facebook Live event to be held on July 24 on Chronic Pain Australia’s Facebook page. The panel will explore how a multidisciplinary approach to pain management works in practice, and take questions from people living with chronic pain and include representatives from health peak bodies.
Chronic Pain Australia is the voice of Australians living with chronic pain. The grassroots movement, whose membership is comprised of people living with chronic pain across Australia, help pain sufferes by providing high-quality, user-friendly, research-based information and support. Chronic Pain Australia also works towards de-stigmatising chronic pain in society. De-stigmatising chronic pain saves lives through reducing the social isolation that inherently follows this invisible condition.
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