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painHEALTH

painHEALTH‘s aim is to help health consumers with musculoskeletal pain access reliable, evidence-based information and tips to assist in the co-management of musculoskeletal pain.

The painHEALTH website includes:

  • Useful information, best practice treatment and self-management options, about the most common musculoskeletal conditions including:
    • low back pain
    • neck pain
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Osteoporosis
    • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • handy resources for actively managing pain, such as YouTube clips, audio files and downloadable FAQs and information to assist with staying physically and mentally well
  • real-life stories from people about how they manage their musculoskeletal pain and remain engaged in life and work
  • pain self-check tools to help screen for risk factors for chronic pain, neuropathic pain, complex regional pain syndrome or serious medical conditions
  • interviews with leading health professionals on how to best treat and manage musculoskeletal pain
  • information about where to seek help in Western Australia.

It was developed through the Department of Health, Western Australia in collaboration with Curtin University, University of Western Australia and the Musculoskeletal Health Network.

The website is supported by the Australian Pain Society and the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

This website initiative aligns with policy frameworks and musculoskeletal Models of Care developed by the Musculoskeletal Health Network. as well as other strategic frameworks for musculoskeletal health, such as the National Pain Strategy. The project also aligns with recommendations from the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), including the Declaration of Montreal.

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Last reviewed: December 2017

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Making Sense of Pain - Pain Management - painHEALTH

Learn how to make sense of pain to identify what types of pain you experience and how to approach and co-manage your pain through parts of the pain jigsaw

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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome - Pain Conditions - painHEALTH

Learn about Complex Regional Pain Syndrome as a musculoskeletal pain condition to identify how you can approach CRPS in your co-management treatment plan

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Further Assistance - painHEALTH

Seek further assistance for your musculoskeletal pain condition/s through a range of pain units and community units we've sourced across Western Australian

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Pain Self Checks - painHEALTH

Use our evidence-based pain self-checks to identify if you are experiencing any potential muscularskeletal pain conditions and who may be able to assist

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CRPS Screening - painHEALTH

CRPS Screening pain Self-Check CRPS Screening clinically supported pain self-check module

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Daniel - Pain stories - painHEATH

Watch Daniel's pain story and learn how he has co-managed his low back pain through the use of his smart phone and recording progress of his flexibility

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Pain Management - painHEALTH

Learn how to co-manage your muscularskeletal pain conditions through our range of evidence-based pain management tools, advice, tips and skills

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Pain Conditions - painHEALTH

Clinically supported, in-depth information about a range of musculoskeletal pain conditions to help you better understand your musculoskeletal pain

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Pacing and Goal Setting - Pain Management - painHEALTH

Advice and tips on how you can approach musculoskeletal pain and form a co-management plan through settings goals and applying pacing to your movements.

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Movement With Pain - Pain Management - painHEALTH

Advice and tips on how to move with musculoskeletal pain to help you manage your pain to help you do the everyday things that are important to you.

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