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Pain Management Unit


The CALHN Pain Management Unit (PMU) works with people experiencing persistent pain to help improve function and increase quality of life.

Pain which continues longer than three months is defined as persistent or chronic pain. Sometimes this pain begins with an acute injury, but does not resolve as expected; sometimes it is unclear how persistent pain starts.

Within the PMU, a team of varied health professionals work together to achieve the best outcome, providing support, education and therapy to patients that addresses all aspects of pain.

During your time at the PMU you may receive input from:

  • Doctors specialising in pain medicine
  • Nurses
  • Physiotherapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists

The unit provides services and advice to all CALHN sites across Adelaide, regional South Australia and the Northern Territory.

Find out more about the PMU, plus get patient information and referral information below.

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