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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: October 2019

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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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Work Related Pain - Pain Management - painHEALTH

Work related pain means pain that occurs as a direct result of work (such as an injury at work), or pain that affects your work performance.

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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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Neuroplasticity - Pain Management - painHEALTH

Learn about Neuroplasticity to identify how you can approach Neuroplasticity in your co-management treatment plan with your pain health treatment team

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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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Pain Types - Pain Management - painHEALTH

Learn about Nociceptive pain, Nociceptive imflamatory pain, Neuropathic pain and alloplastic pain to understand how these various pain types can be managed.

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Mindfulness and Pain - Pain Management - painHEALTH

Advice and tips on how your mindfulness can assist in the co-management of your musculoskeletal pain condition/s through mindfulness meditation techniques

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Consumer’s guide to managing back pain

This brochure is for consumers with back pain who want to know more about how to effectively manage their pain.

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Sleep and Pain - Pain Management - painHEALTH

Learn how sleep is an important factor in musculoskeletal pain management and how you can encourage sleep to form part of your pain co-management plan

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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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