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    What is chronic pain?

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    Chronic Pain Australia incorporated in 2006 to become a strong voice for Australians experiencing chronic pain. Chronic Pain Australia was a lead organisation in developing ... View Profile

    Chronic pain is pain that doesn’t go away when and injury is healed or the disease has resolved. It can also be associated with a chronic condition like arthritis or diabetes. It can be experienced by people after cancer treatments. Many people agree that chronic pain is pain that is experienced daily for more than several months, and once this occurs it becomes a condition in itself rather than a symptom. Chronic pain can vary in intensity and frequency and can interfere greatly with people's lives. In Australia it is experienced by as many as one in three people according to recent research.

  • Chronic Pain Australia incorporated in 2006 to become a strong voice for Australians experiencing chronic pain. Chronic Pain Australia was a lead organisation in developing ... View Profile

    Chronic pain can also have no medical explanation. This does not mean that the pain is not real, as there is a growing body of research which shows that there are complex nervous, immune and endocrine physiological processes that create the experience of pain, and this can be in the absence of injury or illness. It is poorly understood in the general community, and often results in disbelief and even stigma. It is important when this is your condition to seek out health providers who are aware of the research about medically unexplained or “idiopathic” pain, and work with them to find strategies that work for you.

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    I get severe pain on left side of face ,when it comes it may stay for 2-3 weeks.I can open my jaw okay, I am taking Tramal which does help

  • Dr. Aaron Albrecht works at Body Wise Chiropractic in Bibra Lake, Western Australia. The clinic is located within a gym, and Dr. Albrecht is the ... View Profile

    There maybe several causes for this kind of pain and they will be best differentiated by consulting a health practitioner such as a chiropractor, osteopath or GP. In order for them to be able to best diagnose your condition, it may help if you can recall how often this occurs, as well as causative factors (i.e. stress, illness, cold foods etc.) and factors which help relieve your symptoms (i.e. rest, medications, positioning of the head/neck).

    Remember that in cases such as these it may take time to find the exact source of the pain, as there may be many factors contributing to one condition.

    All the best in your recovery.

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