Chronic pain continues long after your body should have completely healed. Learn more about living with chronic pain and how to manage it.
Epidural injection for chronic pain relief
An epidural injection can be used for most people, usually giving a safe and effective form of pain relief.
Management of chronic conditions
A chronic condition is an illness that lasts a long time - 6 months or more. Learn to manage a chronic condition, including types of support that are available.
Codeine no longer available over the counter from Feb 1
Pain-relief medicines that contain codeine will no longer be available without a doctor's prescription from 1 Feb 2018. Here’s what you need to know.
TENS (Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation)
TENS machine delivers a small electrical current to the body through electrodes attached to the skin. TENS, is a form of pain relief without medicine. Find out more about TENS.
Pressure sores and ulcers
Links to trusted information about pressure sores and pressure ulcers.
Opioids are a group of medicines that may be prescribed by doctors to treat pain. Opioids reduce feelings of pain by interrupting the way nerves signal pain between the brain and the body. Sometimes opioids are taken after being obtained illegally for non-prescribed use.
What causes nerve pain?
Nerve pain is usually caused by disease or injury. Find out more about common causes, including health conditions that result in nerve pain.
Nerve pain treatments
Treating nerve pain can be difficult, but underlying conditions can often be managed. Here’s how to control nerve pain, and a list of pain clinics.
Massage therapy guide
Through manipulating the body’s soft tissues, massage therapists can help manage a range of conditions. There are many types of massage.