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4 years 10 months ago - 4 years 10 months ago #15425 by Mary
Mary replied the topic: Pain Clinics & Self-Management Programs
Hi Lyn,

Here is a start: A new Pain Support Group has started in Mackay, This could be a start for you and they may be able to help you to find a good multidisciplinary pain cline.

www.painmanagement.org.au/node/314

Also the Mater Hospital at MacKay has a Pain Management program. I have no idea what is involves or how much it costs etc. You would need to call them to find out.

www.mercycq.com/our_services.htm

Also, here is a Government site. I am not sure if they are up and running yet, but they would be worth callig because it may be free!

www.health.qld.gov.au/townsville/Services/pain_clinic.asp

Happy Hunting :)

Mary

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4 years 10 months ago #15428 by grappers
grappers replied the topic: Pain Clinics & Self-Management Programs
Hi Lynn I commend you in making the decision to do a pain management course, and yes these courses make a big difference in a CPer's life, Mary has given you some links, do your research no matter which group you attend, there are some groups being conducted which are very questionable, multi-disciplinary courses or those that use the ADAPT format are the way to go, another hint is a good course runs around 7-9 weeks, but you only attend once a week for about 3 hrs or so, or like Wendles she stayed at the hospital and did an intense course of 2 weeks, I think she had classes every day, that is a lot of information to take in in such a short time.

Like you money is as rare as hens teeth, I personally went through the public hospital system in SA, the wait was 12 months, but to get in faster my psychiatrist from the pain management clinic pushed to get me in sooner, if you are seeing a pain management clinic at the moment ask them as they should have a group going even if it is public.

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4 years 1 month ago #18590 by Mary
Mary replied the topic: Pain Clinics & Self-Management Programs
Here is a link to many pain clinics throughout the country:


www.painaustralia.org.au/consumers/pain-clinics.html


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3 years 10 months ago #19709 by SJTay
SJTay replied the topic: Pain Clinic in Australia
Hay I'm im brizzy been on the waiting list to get in if you have the info on the course id love to see it and hear your thoughts on them
Thank Jason

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3 years 10 months ago - 3 years 10 months ago #19711 by grappers
grappers replied the topic: Pain Clinic in Australia
Jason click on the link Mary posted above in her post it will take you to their website where you can get an overview of the course, there is a thread in this section where members have taken this course and have found it invaluable.

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2 years 8 months ago - 2 years 8 months ago #22647 by john01
john01 replied the topic: Pain Clinics & Self-Management Programs
Great topic, thanks Mary. I have a question here: what does a multi disciplinary pain clinic do and what to expect from the couse?

back pain / bulging disc
90% of pain gone after having both acupuncture and laser therapy while visiting my family in Brisbane (Thanks for the suggestions from the people here)
stay positive, be strong, never give up hope.
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