ABC News online posted an article today, Chronic pain: Australia's shameful situation.
Professor Michael Cousins o f Royal North Shore Hospital The University of Sydney is chairing the first National Pain Summit which was opened by Health Minister Nicola Roxon in Canberra this morning. Professor Cousins said that for the past 15 months, "healthcare and consumer organisations have developed a detailed strategy to address chronic pain, and it is now up to the Federal Government to implement these strategies."
Dr Cousins was recently on ABC's Catalyst program featuring treatment for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.
With so much now known about the part the brain plays in continuing the pain message and the drug free, invasive free brain retraining methods which have been proven to work, it is vital that Australia takes a professional approach to recognize pain as a disease in it's own right.
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