Hi Lynn I commend you in making the decision to do a pain management course, and yes these courses make a big difference in a CPer's life, Mary has given you some links, do your research no matter which group you attend, there are some groups being conducted which are very questionable, multi-disciplinary courses or those that use the ADAPT format are the way to go, another hint is a good course runs around 7-9 weeks, but you only attend once a week for about 3 hrs or so, or like Wendles she stayed at the hospital and did an intense course of 2 weeks, I think she had classes every day, that is a lot of information to take in in such a short time.
Like you money is as rare as hens teeth, I personally went through the public hospital system in SA, the wait was 12 months, but to get in faster my psychiatrist from the pain management clinic pushed to get me in sooner, if you are seeing a pain management clinic at the moment ask them as they should have a group going even if it is public.
Jason click on the link Mary posted above in her post it will take you to their website where you can get an overview of the course, there is a thread in this section where members have taken this course and have found it invaluable.
Great topic, thanks Mary. I have a question here: what does a multi disciplinary pain clinic do and what to expect from the couse?
back pain / bulging disc
90% of pain gone after having both acupuncture and laser therapy while visiting my family in Brisbane (Thanks for the suggestions from the people here)
stay positive, be strong, never give up hope.
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