What is pain?


Pain: What is going on?

Pain is a way for the brain to alert the body to potential danger. It can be experienced in many different ways, from mild discomfort to severe and constant pain.

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Chronic pain explained

Chronic pain is pain that lasts more than three months or longer than expected.

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Nerve pain, explained

Nerve pain, often called neuropathic pain, is a type of chronic pain that affects about 1 in 20 Australians.

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Specific pain explained

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10 things you need to know about low back pain

One in every four Australians is experiencing low back pain right now.

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Osteoarthritis, explained

Knee pain, aching joints, sore back, hip stiffness – these are all common complaints with many possible causes, including osteoarthritis.

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Arthritis, explained

Arthritis is an umbrella term for more than 100 medical conditions that affect the joints and surrounding muscles, tendons and ligaments.

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Ankle sprains: 10 things you should know

An ankle sprain can put the brakes on your ability to walk, run and jump.

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Acute knee injuries, explained

The knee is a commonly injured part of the body.

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