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.



  • 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)


  • Back and Leg Pain
    • NPC: Back and Leg Pain (link)
    • NIH: Low Back Pain Fact Sheet (link)
    • Pain Australia: Chronic Back Pain Fact Sheet (link)
    • Website: My Back Pain (link)
    • PainHealth: Low Back Pain (link)
    • Musculoskeletal Australia: Back Pain (link)
    • Fact Sheet: Lumbar-Radicular Pain (link)
    • Chronic Pain Institute: Back Pain (link)


  • Cervical and Upper Limb Pain
    • NPC: Neck and Arm Pain (link)
    • PainHealth: Neck Pain (link)
    • Musculoskeletal Australia:
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
    • NPC:  CRPS (link)
    • NIH: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Fact Sheet (link)
    • Musculoskeletal Australia:
    • INS Fact Sheet: CRPS (link)
    • Factsheet: CRPS (link)
    • Pain Australia: CRPS (link)
    • RELIEF: CRPS articles (link)
    • Burning Nights: CRPS (link)


  • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Chronic Pain Institute: Degenerative Disc Disease (link)


  • Endometriosis
    • Australian Pain Management: Endometriosis (link)


  • Facial Pain
    • Chronic Pain Institute: Facial Pain (link)
  •  Fibromyalgia
    • PainHealth: Fibromyalgia (link)
    • Musculoskeletal Australia: Fibromyalgia (link)
    • Chronic Pain Institute: Fibromyalgia (link)
  • Foot Pain
    • Musculoskeletal Australia:  Feet and Musculoskeletal Conditions (link)
    • Chronic Pain Institute: Foot and Leg Pain (link)
  • Frozen Shoulder
    • Australian Pain Management: Frozen Shoulder (link)


  • Headache
    • NPC:  Headache (link)
    • Chronic Pain Institute: Headache (link)
    • Migraine and Headache Australia: Headache (link)
    • Australian Pain Management: Headache (link)
  • Hip Pain
    • Chronic Pain Institute: Hip Pain (link)
    • Australian Pain Management: Hip Pain (link)


  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Australian Pain Management: Inflammatory Bowel Disease (link)


  • Knee Pain
    • NPC:  Knee Pain (link)
    • Chronic Pain Institute: Knee Pain (link)


  • Migraine and Headache
    • Migraine and Headache Australia: Headache (link)
    • Migraine and Headache Australia: Migraine (link)
    • Pain Australia: Headache and migraine (link)


  • Neck Pain
    • NPC:  Neck Pain (link)
    • Chronic Pain Institute: Neck Pain (link)
    • Musculoskeletal Australia: Neck Pain (link)
  • Nerve Pain
    • Chronic Pain Institute: Nerve Pain (link)
  • Neuropathic Pain
    • NPC:  Neuropathic Pain (link)
    • Australian Pain Management: Neuropathic Pain (link)
    • NPS Medicine Wise: Helping Patients Live with Neuropathic Pain Factsheet (link)
  • Neuropathy
    • Chronic Pain Institute: Neuropathy (link)
  • Neuralgia
    • Chronic Pain Institute: Neuralgia (link)


  • Orofacial Pain
    • Australian Pain Management: Orofacial Pain (link)
  •  Osteoarthritis
    • PainHealth: Osteoarthritis (link)
    • Musculoskeletal Australia: Osteoarthritis (link)


  • Pelvic Pain
    • NPC:  Pelvic Pain (link)
    • Australian Pain Management:  Pelvic Pain (link)
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
    • NIH: Peripheral Neuropathy Fact Sheet (link)
    • Musculoskeletal Australia: Peripheral Neuropathy (link)
  • Persistent Post-Surgical Pain (FBSS)
    • NPC:  Pain After Surgery (link)
    • Chronic Pain Institute: Post Surgical Pain (link)
  • Phantom Limb Pain
    • Chronic Pain Institute: Phantom Limb Pain (link)
    • Australian Pain Management:  Phantom Limb Pain (link)
  • Piriformis Syndrome
    • Chronic Pain Institute: Piriformis Syndrome (link)
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica
    • Musculoskeletal Australia: Polymyalgia Rheumatica (link)


  • Radicular Pain
    • Australian Pain Management: Radicular Pain (link)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • PainHealth: Rheumatoid Arthritis (link)
    • Creeky Joints: Rheumatoid Arthritis Booklet (link)
    • Musculoskeletal Australia: Rheumatoid Arthritis (link)


  • Sciatica
    • Chronic Pain Institute: Sciatica (link)
  • Shoulder Pain
    • NPC:  Shoulder Pain (link)
    • Chronic Pain Institute: Shoulder Pain (link)
    • Musculoskeletal Australia: Shoulder Pain (link)


  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
    • NIH: Trigeminal Neuralgia Fact Sheet (link)


  • Visceral Pain
    • Australian Pain Management:  Visceral Pain (link)