Chronic pain – managing the challenges

In May 2020, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare published the following about chronic pain:

Chronic pain is a common and complex condition characterised by persistent pain experienced on most days of the week. It affects 1 in 5 Australians aged 45 and over.

Chronic pain - Support of families, friends, carers can be vital for a person living with chronic pain.

When it comes to managing chronic pain, an individualised, realistic & balanced approach is essential.

Chronic pain may never be wholly alleviated

Medicines alone are generally not the answer

Daily self-management strategies can be enormously beneficial

Non-medication based pain management strategies include:

A right place for further reading, information & advice is

Support of families, friends, carers can be vital for a person living with chronic pain. InPlace Care has a team of carers with the right knowledge, experience & attitude to care for people experiencing a range of challenges including chronic pain.

To find out how InPlace Care can help you with these challenges, check out our range of Services.


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