National Pain Week

August 13, 2023

From the 24th to 30th July is National Pain Week – Australia’s annual awareness event for chronic pain, as coordinated each year by Chronic Pain Australia.

Together with Chronic Pain Australia, we want to draw attention to the experience of people living with chronic pain and, by doing so, reduce the social and other barriers related to living and managing chronic pain.

This year’s theme ‘Let them know how strong you are’ and ‘painchanger’ – aims include to break down the stigma of talking about and seeking care for people experiencing chronic pain. We often hear people describe trying a new pain management tool as a ‘gamechanger’, so this years theme ‘painchanger’ is a play on words.

The “she’ll be right” attitude is often adopted when addressing individuals chronic pain, leading to worsened, long-term impacts for both themselves, their family, friends, and colleagues. 

KI Medical Clinic can help you access useful resources and tools for those living with chronic pain. Please reach out and book a GP appointment if you want to chat to a GP about your situation on 08 8553 2037

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The Kangaroo Island Medical Clinic is open Monday to Friday, 8:45 am to 4:45 pm. If you need urgent care outside of these hours, please contact the KI Health Service (hospital) by phone on 08 8553 4200. The Health Service is located at Corner Wheelton Street and The Esplanade, Kingscote SA 5223. At the KI Health Service you will be triaged by the RN and the on-call doctor will be called in if necessary.