Podcast: Low back pain – providing reassurance, encouraging activity and reducing reliance on imaging

Low back pain is a complex and challenging condition. It affects people of all ages and is the leading cause of disability in the world. Unfortunately, many of the common treatments we use to manage low back pain may not be as effective as we would like and have the potential to cause harm.


Opioid communication videos​

This series of  four educational videos aims to support effective conversations between health professionals and patients about the use of opioids for the management of chronic non-cancer pain. The videos focus on motivational interviewing techniques, providing examples of interactions between patients and health professionals, and demonstrating how best practice recommendations can be applied to individual patient circumstances.

Watch the videos

Asking painful questions

Living with pain can be challenging. Finding the best possible management can also be challenging – because everyone experiences pain in a unique way. Hear more about the experiences of people living with pain and of healthcare professionals involved in pain management in the video series, Asking painful questions.

Watch the videos

For more information...


Opioids, chronic pain and the bigger picture

Opioid medicines in chronic non-cancer pain – balancing opioid-related harm with effective pain management and quality of life.

Find out more

Neuropathic pain

Accurate diagnosis is key to optimal management of this challenging condition.

Find out more
LBP marketing image with icons

Low back pain

Providing reassurance, encouraging activity and reducing reliance on imaging.

Find out more
Opioidschanges Getty Images-1225013605

Opioids: New and amended PBS listings

Changes made to support the appropriate prescribing and use of opioids, and reduce harms.

Find out more
Medicinal Cannabis_Carousel

Medicinal cannabis: what you need to know

Information and resources about medicinal cannabis for consumers and health professionals.

Find out more

Choosing Wisely Australia

Choosing Wisely recommendations for opioids across different healthcare settings.