Chronic pain is a common experience in Australia: about one-third of people experience chronic pain, and for some, pain is constant. In adults, pain can be caused by injuries, surgery, and medical conditions like arthritis and back problems. Chronic pain can impact on all areas of our life, and can also place strain on family members.
Managing pain can involve using medication, having physical and other therapies, and counselling. Having good coping skills can help people with chronic pain to get the most out of their life. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy can help you to develop helpful ways of thinking about pain and the impact on your life, and help you to manage how you feel and act on your pain