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Chronic Stress and Pain: A Rationale for Stress Management Approaches

Although it is widely accepted that chronic stress contributes to the continuation of chronic pain, it is not commonly¬†understood the mechanisms by which stress affects pain. Stress is also a […]


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ivan lin

Developing low back pain information for Aboriginal Australians: are there lessons for elsewhere?

We developed low back pain (LBP) information for Aboriginal Australians. Aboriginal Australians experience a higher burden of illness and are more likely to report LBP; reducing this burden is an […]


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sam bunzli

Beliefs underlying pain-related fear and how they evolve: a qualitative investigation in people with chronic back pain and high pain-related fear

The fear-avoidance model (FAM) proposes that negative pain beliefs leads to fear and avoidance of physical activity which patients see as harmful. This in turns leads to an increase in […]


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one size does not fit all

Helping people with more disabling low back pain

A few years ago, the Pain-Ed team published a randomised clinical trial showing that our approach can have a significant effect on pain and disability for people with low back […]


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Paracetamol for managing persistent pain

A recent study showed that paracetamol has little or no¬†value in the management of two of the most common forms of persistent pain; spinal pain and osteoarthritis. This prompted the […]