I have osteoarthritis, scoliosis, and compacted lumbar vertebrate as well as osteoarthritic spurs – plus heart problems etc! Finish Reading: Donald
I’ve lived with pain since my early 20s and now my life revolves around appointments to help me manage it. Finish Reading: Kim
I’ve had several major injuries, but it took decades to learn how to manage pain and go through it to the other side. Finish Reading: Ben
I was diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome at the age of 12. I have now self-managed chronic pain for several years, but it is still part of my life. Finish Reading: Sarah
I lived with ongoing pain for three years until I reached a point where it was either going to take me down, or I had to make a change. Finish Reading: Angie
My whole life people have told me the pain is all in my head. They say I don’t look sick. Others say I’m ‘faking it’. The reality is a different story. Finish Reading: Robyn
I was 24 when I developed recurrent acute pancreatitis. Finish Reading: Anna
My story is about learning the value of daily management of my condition, which has resolved the pain and stopped it from returning. Finish Reading: Gary
I’m a young woman who has lived with pain for as long as I can remember. Finish Reading: Ellyn
I live with chronic post-surgical pain as a result of significant facial nerve damage after maxillary and ongoing oral surgery. Finish Reading: Angela
These are FREE ACT Government courses offered regularly in different venues across Canberra. The course can assist all people with chronic conditions, including chronic pain. It is not focused on chronic pain, but provides good general self help information. Finish Reading: Living a Healthy Life with Long Term Conditions courses
This Canberra organisation assists a range of self- help health groups and can provide information to the public about them. Finish Reading: SHOUT (Self Help Organisations United Together)
Ask your doctor for a suggestion or referral, or you can consult the internet or check in the Yellow Pages.
People attending Pain Support ACT meetings often have suggestions.
The ACT Government provides a wide range of public (free) allied health services, such as psychologists, occupational therapists, rehabilitation people, social workers and other professional areas. Finish Reading: Public allied health services
A private pain clinic, pain specialist, range of allied health & rehabilitation services, one day course Finish Reading: Capital Pain and Rehabilitation Clinic
Public centre which includes a range of pelvic pain services Finish Reading: Canberra Endometriosis Centre (including pelvic pain)
Public multidisciplinary pain clinic, pain specialists, a range of allied health professionals, courses.