About the Seminar
The seminar will focus on information, education, and shared experiences with chronic pain, no matter where you are on your journey.
Hear from leading physicians about options for managing chronic pain.
Hear the amazing stories of people living with chronic pain.
Panel discussion to answer all of your questions.
We have a special guest attending, Wallaby star Rob Horne, who suffered a life-changing injury six months ago that has left him with full limb paralysis and chronic pain.
Justin Minyard, a retired US Army Master Sergeant, has experienced chronic pain since being a first responder during the September 11 attacks.
Leading Pain Physicians
Leading pain physicians will discuss different therapy options for managing your chronic pain, including a Q&A session.
We look forward to welcoming you and your loved ones. Light refreshments will be served. Free parking will be available at the hotel.
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What is chronic pain?
Pain is considered chronic if it is experienced every day for three months or more,1 or lasts beyond the time expected for healing following surgery, trauma or other condition.2
What are the symptoms of chronic pain?
The most commonly reported sites of chronic pain are in the back (45 per cent), leg (42 per cent), shoulder (29 per cent), arm (22 per cent) and neck (20 per cent). Many people report experiencing chronic pain in more than one site.3
Who is at risk of chronic pain?
Chronic pain can affect anyone – young and old, sick or healthy. It typically leads to substantial changes in an individual’s life including physical restrictions, adverse effects on mental health and psychological well- being, social isolation and loss of purpose.4
- Blyth, F, March, L, Brnabic, A, Jorm, L, Williamson, M, Cousins, M (2001) Chronic Pain in Australia: a prevalence study. Pain 89:127-134. Pain Australia Fact Sheet 2.
- NICE. NICE technology appraisal guidance 159 Pain (chronic neuropathic or ischaemic) – spinal cord stimulation (TA159). October 2008.
- Kumar K, Taylor RS, Jacques L, Eldabe S, Meglio M, Molet J, Thomson S, O’Callaghan J, Eisenberg E, Milbouw G, Buchser E, Fortini G, Richardson J, North RB. The effects of spinal cord stimulation in neuropathic pain are sustained: a 24-month follow-up of the prospective randomised controlled multicentre trial of the effectiveness of spinal cord stimulation. Neurosurgery. 2008 Oct;63(4):762–70.
- Pain Australia. 2011. National Pain Strategy.