According to Chronic Pain Australia, chronic pain is one of the world's fastest growing medical conditions and is a significant issue affecting Australians, with over 3.2 million Australians of all ages living with this invisible illness.
Chronic pain imposes a significant burden of disease on the community with 1 in 5 people reporting that they experience chronic or persistent pain.
Join GP Dr Rory Webb, physician Dr Michael Noel and physiotherapist Alex Shaw as they discuss the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to managing chronic pain, and the services available in the Hawkesbury.
Physician Dr Michael Noel is Clinical Director, Supportive and Palliative Care at Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District and talks about medical options for managing pain. Physiotherapist Alex Shaw facilitates the Hawkesbury District Health Services Pain Clinic and looks at the role that self-management can play in living with pain over the long-term.