When pain lasts longer than three months things need to change. A multi-disciplinary, evidence-based and collaborative primary care pain management program combining a group program and individual pain service assessments. The program supports individuals to better understand their chronic pain, equips them with the necessary tools to improve their quality of life and minimise the burden of pain on them, their families and the wider community. The program aims to provide an accessible local service but has a focus on people who are waiting for hospital-based pain management services.
Patients are eligible if they are: 18 years of age, experiencing persistent pain which has lasted for more than 3-6 months, diagnosed with persistent pain, not suited for surgical or urgent pain specialist intervention, suitable for and willing to participate in group education, able to understand English written and spoken, willing to give consent for their de-identified data to be collected to evaluate the program.
Central Western Adelaide region
phone: 08 8440 5200
fax: 08 8440 5299
Northern Adelaide region
phone: 8289 1222
fax: 08 8289 1255