Chronic Pain Patient Resource List

 

This page is a list some useful resources we have found whilst writing our articles.  It is updated weekly and arranged under the follow categories:

  1. Understanding chronic pain resources (go to section here)
  2. Understanding your painful condition (go to section here)
  3. Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Resources (go to section here)
  4. Sight and hearing-impaired resources (go to section here)
  5. Chronic pain and exercise resources (go to section here)
  6. Chronic pain and diet resources (go to section here)
  7. Chronic pain and sleep resources (go to section here)
  8. Chronic pain and mood resources (go to section here)
  9. Chronic pain and flare management resources (go to section here)
  10. Chronic pain, stress reduction and relaxation resources (go to section here)
  11. Chronic pain and relationships (go to section here)
  12. Community engagement and support resources (go to section here)

 

Understanding chronic pain resources

If you are wanting to learn more about chronic pain, this section includes:

  • Resources for understanding chronic pain
  • Resources for understanding central sensitisation
  • Resources for understanding the gate control theory of pain
  • Pain terminology

 

Chronic Pain Resources

  • Booklet: Understanding persistent pain.  Learn how to turn the volume down on persistent pain (link)
  • Booklet: Recovery Strategies.  Pain guidebook (link)
  • Booklet: Explains Pain (link)
  • Booklet: Cor-kinetics: Living well with pain (link)
  • Website:  NPC:  Understanding Chronic Pain (link)
  • eBook:  Transition in Chronic Illness Series:  Pain (link)

 

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Understanding your painful condition

If you are wanting to learn more about your painful condition, this section includes a list of common painful conditions organised in alphabetical order.

 

A

  • Abdominal Pain
    • Chronic Pain Institute: Abdominal Pain (link)
  • Ankle and Foot Pain
    • Australian Pain Management: Ankle and Foot Pain (link)
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
    • PainHealth: Ankylosing Spondylitis (link)
    • Musculoskeletal Australia:
  •  Arthritis
    • Creeky Joints: All types of arthritis (link)
    • Chronic Pain Institute: Arthritis (link)
  • Arachnoiditis
    • Chronic Pain Institute: Arachnoiditis (link)

 

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Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Resources

The below resource list is for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) populations.  These resources are organised alphabetically and will be updated regularly.

 

A

  • Arabic

C

  • Chinese

F

  • French

G

  • Greek
  • German

H

  • Hebrew

I

  • Italian

J

  • Japanese

N

  • Norwegian

P

  • Portugese

R

  • Russian

S

  • Spanish

V

  • Vietnamese

 

Translating Service

A free Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS): free interpreting service for people who do not speak English.

 

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Sight and Hearing-Impaired Resources

The below resource list is for people for people who are sight and hearing impaired.  These resources will be updated regularly as more are found.

 

Sight-impaired

Chronic Pain

  • Audiobook:  Explain Pain (link)
  • Journal Article:  Focus on pain in the blind (link)

 

Hearing-impaired

Chronic Pain

  • Transcript:  Understanding pain and what to do about it in less than 5 mins (link)
  • Video with subtitles:  Understanding pain and what to do about it in less than 5 mins (link)

 

For the below educational video’s please press CC at the base of the video to enable subtitles/closed captions:

    • Video:  Understanding Pain: Brainman stops his opioids (link)
    • Video:  Understanding Pain: Brainman chooses (link)
    • Video:  Understanding Pain – Understanding Pain Chapter 1 (link)
    • Video:  Whole Person Management – Understanding Pain Chapter 2  (link)
    • Video:  Tame The Beast — It’s time to rethink persistent pain (link)

 

Services

National Relay Service (NRS): If you are deaf, or have a hearing impairment or speech impairment, contact us through the National Relay Service:

  • TTY (teletypewriter) users phone 133 677 then ask for the number you wish to call
  • Speak and Listen users phone 1300 555 727 then ask for the number you wish to call
  • Internet relay users connect to the NRS then ask for the number you wish to call

 

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Chronic pain and exercise resources

If you are wanting to learn more about exercising and chronic pain, this section includes:

  • Pacing and goal setting resources
  • Pain physiotherapy resources
  • Exercise and healthy movement resources
  • Free Worksheets

 

Pacing and Goal Setting Resources

  • Article:  NPC: 12 Quick Tips for Introducing Pacing into Your Day (link)
  • Article:  NPC:  12 Quick Tips for Setting Goals with Chronic Pain (link)
  • Article:  NPC:  12 Quick Tips for Planning Your Day with Chronic Pain (link)
  • Article: PainHealth: Pacing and goal setting (link)
  • Article: APMA: Pacing Activity (link)
  • IASP Webinar: Physiotherapy for Pain Prevention (link)

 

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Chronic pain and diet resources

If you are wanting to learn more about diet and chronic pain, this section includes:

  • Nutrition and Diet Resources
  • Lifestyle Resources (smoking, alcohol and drugs)
  • Gut Health Resources
  • Free Worksheets

 

Nutrition and Diet Resources

  • Webinar:  IASP Webinar: Why, what and how of nutrition for people experiencing chronic pain (link)
  • Website:  University of Newcastle:  Free Healthy Eating Quiz, Report and Recommendations (link)
  • Article:  NPC:  12 Quick Tips for Improving Your Nutrition (link)
  • Article:  NPC:  Guide to Healthy Diet and Weight Management (link)
  • Article: PPM: A Diet for Patients with Chronic Pain (link)

 

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Chronic pain and sleep resources

If you are wanting to learn more about getting a good night’s sleep, this section includes resources on:

  • Sleep and Pain
  • Better Quality Sleep
  • Sleep Problems
  • Free Worksheets

 

Sleep and Pain

  • Booklet: Getting a good night’s sleep (link)
  • Booklet: NHS: Sleeping problems (link)
  • Article:  NPC:  Sleep Series – Part 1: Understanding Sleep (link)
  • Factsheet: My Live Well with Pain: How to sleep well with pain (link)
  • Article: Sleep Hub.  Sleep Resources (link)

 

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Chronic pain and mood resources

If you are wanting to learn more about mood and chronic pain, this section includes:

  • Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry Resources
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Resources
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Resources
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) Resources
  • Other Tools and Resources
  • Depression and Anxiety Resources
  • Free Worksheets

 

Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry Resources

  • Article:  NPC:  Clinical Psychology (link)
  • Article:  NPC:  Psychiatry (link)
  • eBook:  Transition in Chronic Illness Series:  Self-care (link)
  • eBook:  Transition in Chronic Illness Series:  Shifts in self and identity (link)
  • Factsheet:  Pain Australia:  Self Management of Chronic Pain (link)
  • Factsheet: Chronic Pain Management Strategies (link)

 

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Chronic pain and flare management

If you are wanting to learn more about flare management and chronic pain, this section includes:

  • Flare Management Resources
  • Free Worksheets

 

Flare Management Resources

  • Article:  NPC:  Flare Management (link)
  • Article:  APMA:  Flare Up Pain (link)
  • Booklet:  APMA:  Living with Pain:  The Emergency Department (link)
  • Article:  PPM:  How to deal with flares (link)
  • Article:  Healthtalk:  Coping with Chronic Pain Flare Up’s (link)

 

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Chronic pain, stress reduction and relaxation resources

If you are wanting to learn more about stress reduction, relaxation and chronic pain, this section includes:

  • Stress Management Resources
  • Mindfulness Resources
  • Relaxation Resources
  • Free Worksheets

 

Stress Management Resources

  • Article:  NPC:  12 Quick Tips for Managing Stress (link)
  • Article:  IPC: Stress and Chronic Pain (link)
  • Factsheet:  CCI:  Stress and Anxiety (link)
  • Factsheet:  CCI:  Coping with Stress (link)
  • Factsheet:  TA:  Self-Care Tips (link)

 

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Chronic Pain and relationships

If you are wanting to learn more about managing relationships, this section includes:

  • Chronic Pain and Families Resources
  • Chronic Pain and Singles Resources
  • Chronic Pain and Partners Resources
  • Chronic Pain and Children Resources

 

Chronic Pain and Families Resources

  • Article: NPC: Chronic Pain and Relationships (link)
  • eBook:  Transition in Chronic Illness Series:  Relationships (link)
  • eBook:  Transition in Chronic Illness Series:  Understanding transition (link)
  • eBook:  Transition in Chronic Illness Series:  Grief and loss (link)
  • eBook:  Transition in Chronic Illness Series:  Constant change.  The Shifting experience of chronic illness (link)
  • eBook: Coping with chronic pain.  A guide for patients, partners, family and carers (link)

 

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Community Engagement and Support Resources

If you are wanting to learn more about getting involved in your local community, this section includes:

  • Community Groups in NSW
  • Online Community Groups
  • Hobby and Activity Based Groups
  • Volunteering
  • Chronic Pain Support Groups in NSW
  • Online Chronic Pain Support Groups
  • Mental Health Support Groups
  • Free Worksheets

 

Community Groups in NSW

  • Factsheet:  NPC: Community Groups (link)
  • Chronic pain Resources: A summary of online and accessible initiatives and resources (link) – it was produced last year by the Australian Government
  • City of Sydney: Community Groups (link)
  • Orange:  Community Groups (link)
  • Roberson:  Community Groups (link)
  • South Eastern NSW:  Community Groups (link)
  • Berry:  Community Groups (link)
  • LGBTQI Community Groups (link)
  • Kangaroo Valley:  Community Groups (link)
  • Hawskebury Australia:  Community Groups (link)

 

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Written by Aimee Carter