Introduction to chronic pain management

Introduction to chronic pain management

Introduction to chronic pain management

Even though pain is the most common reason people seek medical help, it is one of the most misunderstood and neglected areas of healthcare. Chronic pain is in epidemic proportions globally. Statistics published by WHO (World Health Organisation) in 2004 indicate:

  • One in five people suffer from moderate to severe chronic pain.

  • One in three are unable or less able to maintain an independent lifestyle due to their pain.

Given we know that the incidence of chronic pain is increasing, these statistics are now likely to be much higher[2]. At this rate, the prevalence of chronic pain is projected to increase significantly as population ages. A frequent way of medically managing chronic pain is with medications, and this can cause another layer of health problems for the people who suffer with this out of control condition.

In this audio ‘Introduction to Chronic Pain Management’, Kate Greenaway – a physiotherapist for over 30 years – shares in an open, practical way her own experiences with chronic pain and how her fresh approach, via her studies of the connective tissue, have helped so many with this debilitating condition.

Over many years she has searched for a more holistic and gentle way of treating people with chronic pain, aware that there are often complicated physical and emotional reasons for the pain and also aware that the ‘just accept it and manage it‘ approach taken by many health practitioners does not support those in chronic pain. Her love of the body’s connective tissue, its natural intelligence with its beautifully designed way of healing itself, comes to the fore as she describes her experiences in working with people with chronic pain.

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Introduction to managing chronic pain

Interviewer: Gayle Cue was a radio journalist for her first twenty one years in Australia, hosting music and interview programs. Although no longer active on-air, her interest in people continues with online interviews. She is a regular blogger on her own website as well as others.


  • [1]

    Statistics released by IASP (International Association for the Study of Pain) and EFIC (European Federation of IASP Chapters)

  • [2]

Further Reading: Esoteric Connective Tissue Therapy

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  • By Kate Greenaway, BAppSc (Physiotherapy), Post.Grad.Dip.Occ.H (Physiotherapy)

    I am a 53 year old woman passionate about supporting people to understand the natural intelligence and healing abilities of the body and how they can support this, return to natural vitality and well-being and enjoy their body again.

  • By Gayle Cue, EPA Recognised Sacred Esoteric Healing Practitioner and Esoteric Yoga Practitioner, Radio Interviewer, Administrator, Organiser Extraordinaire

    Originally from the Rocky Mountains of North America, Gayle has made the east coast of Australia home for the past 30 years. However, she says that discovering Esoteric Yoga has brought her to her true home, within herself.

  • Photography: Dean Whitling, Brisbane based photographer and film maker of 13 years.

    Dean shoots photos and videos for corporate portraits, architecture, products, events, marketing material, advertising & website content. Dean's philosophy - create photos and videos that have magic about them.