Pain is one of the most common reasons people seek medical attention. Chronic pain affects an estimated 1 in 5 people in Australia. In the 21st century, scientists are discovering how complex pain becomes the longer it continues.
Many people are surviving more serious diseases and injuries than ever before, and chronic pain states are frequently the result.
It is difficult to live with constant pain. However, you can have hope that holistic pain management combining medical management, physical and cognitive therapies, as well as continuing the values and activities that make your life worth living will enable the pain to be managed and life can begin again.