This UK web site was inspired by the chronic pain experience of David Kelly's daughter, Julia. "Welcome to a way with pain the website dedicated to providing information and support to sufferers of chronic pain. A place where people can visit, find comfort and share their experiences if they so wish; hopefully eliminating some of the fear, frustration, loneliness and isolation that can be felt when living and dealing with chronic pain. Understanding chronic pain will always be a huge challenge as it is an invisible illness and not readily understood; a way with pain will endeavour to provide people with a clearer understanding of chronic pain and the impact which it has upon every aspect of a person’s daily life and those around them. Often bringing with it huge life changes! Our goal is for a way with pain to become a fully comprehensive website which will continue to evolve and adapt as it progresses creating awareness, with valuable input from people living with chronic pain, professionals, and those affected by chronic pain. The information given on this site will not cure chronic pain however it may go some way in helping people come to terms with their pain, and self manage it in a way that will bring some control back into their lives and enable them to find a way forward………………..
Above all, we want this website to give people HOPE!"
Our highest priority in developing this website is to enable open access for Western Australian health consumers to reliable, practical and integrated best practice management for their musculoskeletal pain.
- Dr. Helen Slater and Dr. Stephanie Davies - Project Coordinators
healthdirect Australiais a free* 24-hour telephone health triage, information and advice service for residents of the ACT, NSW, the NT, Tasmania, SA and WA. healthdirect also incorporates HealthInsite which, for more than a decade has been one of the most popular Australian websites for people seeking reliable information about health and wellbeing online. HealthInsite is accessible nationally. healthdirect is scheduled to be a fully national service by 2011 and it's expected that when fully operational it will handle up to two million calls a year.
myDr is an Australian healthcare website dedicated to providing Australian consumers with the most comprehensive and relevant health information resource in Australia. myDr is a project of the MIMS Consumer Health Group, a division of the global healthcare publishing company, UBM Medica. myDr is an extension of the comprehensive health information that MIMS has been providing Australian consumers and healthcare professionals for the past 40 years.
Established in 1998, NPS enables people to make better decisions about medicines and medical tests, leading to better health and economic outcomes. If you are concerned about your medicines you can ring this service and speak with a pharmacist who can assist you to understand the medicine mix you are using.
Using this Internet gateway, you can access a wide range of up-to-date and reliable information on health and wellbeing. Whether it be acne or arthritis, cancer, mental health, or young people and drugs to name but a few of the searchable topics, we hope that you will make HealthInsite your first choice for online health information.
The goal of painACTION is to help people improve their self-management of their pain condition. Written with the help of health educators, pain experts, and people dealing with pain, this site is a resource to come back to repeatedly, to track the occurrence of pain as well as to learn more.
Lab Tests Online-AU has been designed to help you, the patient, to better understand the many clinical laboratory tests that are part of routine care as well as diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of conditions and diseases. Our features page describes what you can find on the site, and how it can benefit you.
People who have suffered encephalitis can be left with post -encephalitic chronic pain and central pain. This site offers great information about the condition and other resources. Read the story of Sandy who lives with chronic pain after encephalitis.
The Australian Lifestyle Medicine Association (ALMA)
The Lifestyle Medicine website is a world first when it comes to supporting Australians in the active management, treatment and prevention of lifestyle related diseases.
Founded in 1989, NAPWA is Australia’s peak non-government organisation representing community-based groups of people living with HIV.
This website has been around for a long time supporting people living with chronic pain
Worldwide website on pelvic pain recommeded as helpful by a person who lives with pudendal nerve pain."Hope is a charitable organization that offers support and information to patients who have pudendal neuropathy (PN), pudendal neuralgia (PN), or pudendal nerve entrapment (PNE). If you have come to this website it is probably because you are in pain or you know someone who is in pain. Our goal is that after coming here you will be able to develop a plan of action that will help you get your life back."
"These Posts are my core ideas on how chronic pain takes on a life of its own, how it must be treated, and what is commonly missing from chronic pain care."
This blog by Dr John Hansen is a series of Q & A, topics and letters. Check it out