Recommended Resources

The following resources are highly recommended for pain patients to read. Numerous books and links cover topics like pain management, whether general or for specific pain conditions, as well as explanations for the science of pain.

Chronic Pain For Dummies 2008

By Stuart Kassan, Charles Vierck & Elizabeth Vierck

The Mindfulness Solution To Pain: Step by Step Techniques for Chronic Pain Management 2009

By Jackie Gardner-Nix

Coping Successfully with Pain 2002

By Neville Shone

A short, readable book on the principles of pain management. Very practical suggestions and recommendations.

Trick or Treatment? Alternative Medicine on Trial 2009

By Simon Singh & Edzard Ernst

Pain: The Science and Culture of Why We Hurt 2003

By Marni Jackson

A well-written book by a journalist in the style of a novel or documentary that provides insights into the psychology of pain and treatment experiences.

Pain: The Science of Suffering 2002

By Patrick Wall

Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain 2005

By Dr Susan Evans with Deborah Bush

A book written by a female gynaecologist for women. It provides explanations and advice on how to manage these forms of pain.

The Pain Survival Guide: How to Reclaim Your Life 2006

By Dennis Turk and Frits Winter

Authored by one of the most important pain researchers in the past 30 years, this book contains useful information on pain “myths” as well as practical strategies for managing pain.

Striking Back: The Trigeminal Neuralgia and Face Pain Handbook 2000

By George Weigel and Dr Kenneth F Casey

Deals specifically with face pain, but contains some useful chapters on coping with pain in general.

The Challenge of Pain 1996

By Ronald Melzack and Patrick Wall

Rewire Your Brain 2010

By John B Arden

How to rewire your brain to improve virtually every aspect of your life. Based on the latest research in neuroscience and psychology on neuroplasticity and evidence–based practices.

Australian Medical Association

Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists

Australian Society of Anaesthetists

Australian Pain Society

Supporting Multidisciplinary Pain Management in Australia

Australian Pain Management Association

Provides help for patients, their carers and treatment options, as well as a Pain Link Help Line: 1300 340 357.

Pain Australia

Aims to improve knowledge and understanding of pain and self management of pain.

ACT ME/CFS Society

A site for chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia that contains some useful general information on chronic pain.

NPS MedicineWise

Agency for Clinical Innovation

The ACI works with clinicians, consumers and managers to design and promote better healthcare for NSW.

International Neuromodulation Society

Information for patients regarding a range of advanced pain therapy devices.

International Association for the Study of Pain

Global Year campaign - Provides excellent fact sheets on a yearly pain theme.

British Pain Society

Provides links and information for people living with pain.

American Pain Society

Provides useful links to other organisations.

International Pelvic Pain Society

Provides links and information for people with pelvic pain.

Abbott (Formerly St. Jude Medical)

A spinal cord stimulator company. Their website provides general information regarding chronic pain and spinal cord stimulation.

Boston Scientific

A spinal cord stimulator company. Their website provides general information regarding chronic pain and spinal cord stimulation.


A medical technology company that manufactures various stimulation systems.


A neuromodulation company that has developed a paraesthesia-free high frequency spinal cord stimulator.

Saluda Medical

A spinal cord stimulator company that has developed a new closed-loop control system.


A new stimulator company that has developed a wireless, wearable pain relief system.

American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Anaesthesia & Analgesia




The Clinical Journal of Pain

European Spine Journal

The Journal of Headache & Pain

Journal of Pain & Symptom Management

The Journal of Pain

Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques

The Medical Journal of Australia

Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface


Pain Medicine

Pain Physician

Pain Practice

Regional Anaesthesia & Pain Medicine


The Spine Journal

Chronic Pain Australia

An online library of information for patients with chronic pain, including acute low back pain, neuropathic pain, CRPS, cancer pain, phantom pain and post shingles pain.


A clever, short cartoon series about living with chronic pain.


The national health information and advice service funded by the Australian Government

ACI - Pain Management Network

The NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation Pain Management Network brings together consumers and clinicians to promote equity of access to pain management services for patients with chronic pain and determine priorities for action.


HealthShare NSW is a statewide organisation established to provide high-quality shared services to support the delivery of patient care within the NSW Health system.

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