We don’t need to tell you what it’s like to live with chronic pain. The long journey from one treatment to the next. Medications that do too little to numb the pain, and too much to numb you. By the time most people find a pain specialist, they’re experts in everything chronic pain can dish out, both physically and emotionally.

Chronic pain is an enormous, growing public health issue: 1

    • One in five Australians lives with chronic pain including adolescents and children.
    • This prevalence rises to one in three people over the age of 65.
    • The prevalence of chronic pain is projected to increase as Australia’s population ages – from around 3.2 million in 2007 to 5 million by 2050.
  1. Pain Australia. (2016). Advocacy. Retrieved 13 July, 2016, from