The Chronic Pain Course
Learn practical strategies for managing chronic pain, and associated low mood and anxiety with our clinically-proven online course.
Options for managing chronic pain
Chronic pain affects 1 in 5 Australians aged over 45. An effective pain-management plan should include a combination of strategies, not medicines alone.
Chronic pain lasts for more than 3 months or beyond normal healing time. Learn more about its causes, living with, and managing chronic pain.
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.
Nerve pain medication
There are many different types of medicines used to help ease nerve pain. Find out more about what medicines to take from a trusted source.
Nerve pain (neuralgia)
Nerve pain can feel like a shooting, stabbing or burning sensation. There are many ways to treat it, such as traditional pain relief medicines, exercise and alternative therapies. Learn how to identify symptoms and manage nerve pain.
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.
Swedish massage can help you relax, give you more energy and may help after an injury. Learn what Swedish massage involves and where to go for more information.
Medicinal cannabis (medical marijuana) is highly regulated in Australia. Learn how it might be used to help relieve the symptoms of certain medical conditions.
There are many different types of medicines used to help ease osteoarthritis symptoms. Learn more about what medicines to take from a trusted source.