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Chronic Pain talkback session
« on: February 24, 2010, 10:59:33 PM »
If you're in Brisbane, listen to 612 ABC Brisbane on Friday February 25 at 10-10.30am to hear chronic pain expert Dr Michael Cousins. You can call in with your questions about managing pain. Call 1300 222 612 or sms 1 99 22 612.

612 ABC Brisbane is on 612AM or online here:

Professor Michael Cousins has worked in the field of persistent pain for over 40 years as a clinician, researcher, educator, administrator and community advocate. He developed two major multidisciplinary pain centres, one at the Flinders Medical Centre in Adelaide and the second at Royal North Shore Hospital, University of Sydney – the Pain Management Research Institute (PMRI). He is the author of over 250 peer-reviewed publications as well as three books. He served as the founding President of the Australian Pain Society and founding Dean of the Faculty of Pain Medicine. He was a long-serving councillor of the International Association for Study and Pain (IASP) and served as its president from 1987 to 1990. He has also served as president of the Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) and chair of the Presidents of Medical Colleges (PMC). He was also a councillor of the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia and is a councillor of the Australian Medical Council.

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Re: Chronic Pain talkback session
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2010, 11:11:39 PM »
Sorry to sound skeptical but when I worked in Sydney I saw numerous people who had been to his clinic at the Royal North Shore hospital and all he ever offered was drugs and councelling so you could learn to live with pain. The people I saw weren't prepared to become zombies walking around with pain and accepting it. I am afraid the medical profession don't have any satisfactory solution from what I have seen. They see pain as a medical problem when it is clearly a physical one for the majority of sufferers.

If anyone is listening on Thurday night they might like to comment here and tell us if there is anying new discussed.

« Last Edit: February 24, 2010, 11:14:14 PM by Steve Lockhart »


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Re: Chronic Pain talkback session
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2010, 10:13:38 PM »

Chronic pain may be related to a number of different medical conditions including diabetes, arthritis, migraine,cancer, shingles, sciatica, and previous trauma or injury. Chronic pain may worsen in response to environmental and/or psychological factors.

« Last Edit: March 18, 2010, 02:49:57 PM by Steve Lockhart »


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