Common Forms of Pain
Chronic pain is complex and each person experiences it differently. There is always a reason for chronic pain.
- can be a symptom of other disease, or it can be a stand-alone condition
- may show no evidence of its existence
- can occur anywhere in the body, or at multiple sites
- can involve several forms of pain, or just one
- can be daily, or recurrent (such as migraine).
Find more information and resources about some common conditions related to pain below.
Adolescent pain is sometimes dismissed as a symptom of stress.
Cancer pain can be related to the disease or treatment.
Fibromyalgia is a poorly understood condition that can cause widespread body pain.
Neuropathic (Nerve) Pain
Nerve pain is one of the most difficult to treat of all chronic pain conditions.
Persistent Post-Surgical Pain
Persistent post-surgical pain can affect up to one in four people.
The most common forms of arthritis are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and gout.
Children may sleep or play even when they have significant pain.
Headache & Migraine
Chronic headache is a common and distressing disorder.
Orofacial pain is associated with joints, muscles and nerves in the head, neck, mouth, gums or teeth.
Visceral pain relates to internal organs and is a leading reason why people visit hospital emergency units.
Chronic back pain is a leading cause of disability worldwide.
CRPS is a chronic nerve pain condition that usually affects the limbs.
People with musculoskeletal conditions are among the most affected by disability in our community.
Pelvic pain affects up to one in five women and one in 12 men.