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Download tips for people who suffer from chronic pain.


Acute pain guidelines: The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia have released an updated version of their Acute Pain Guidelines.


Practical and Positive Ways of Adapting to Chronic Pain: Professor Michael Nichols, Dr Allan Molloy, Lois Tonkin and Lee Beston - Published by ABC Books. Click here to purchase your copy for just $20 (plus postage).


"The sense of defeat that severe pain induces closes the shutters on life and the future. It dissolves initiative. This book provides clues as to how that defeat, and pain itself, can be managed, beginning wihere you are and how you are. It provides a map to guide your self start on the tough road of recovery from pain."

Professor Stephen Leeder

Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney



"For many patients with chronic ongoing pain, there are not specific treatments for an underlying cause and sadly at present there are no really effective treatments for the pain... this book provides a real hope of improvement. In my more than 30 years in this field, I can state quite unequivocally that one of the biggest improvements in the well being of patients with chronic pain has resulted from the use of the methods described in this book."

Professor Michael J. Cousins AO

Founder and Patron of the Pain Management Research Institute

Royal North Shore Hospital, University of Sydney



The information provided is for reference only. The diagnosis and managmenet of a patient's pain problem should be made under the direct personal care of a medical, dental, or other health practitioner,

The articles above are reproduced from: Orofacial Pain - Problem Based Learning by Russell Vickers, with the permission of the author and publisher. Published by Sydney University Press, 2005.



Amanda Galvin

Michael J Cousins Pain Management & Research Centre

Royal North Shore Hospital, Douglas Building

T: +61 (0)2 9463 1500   |   F: +61 (0)2 9463 1050


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Pain Clinical Service Centre

Michael J Cousins Pain Management & Research Centre

Douglas Building, Royal North Shore Hospital

St Leonards  NSW  2065

T: +61 (0)2 9463 1500


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