Persistent Pain Management Service
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About our Service
The Sunshine Coast Persistent Pain Management Service (SCPPMS) provides adult and paediatric outpatient services at Nambour and consultancy services to the Nambour and Sunshine Coast University Hospital campuses. The area in which we service extends to the Capricorn Coast.
Pain can become persistent (or chronic) when it extends beyond the expected period of healing, which is generally 3 to 6 months. The causes of chronic pain are complex and multifactorial, so working with a multidisciplinary team is the most effective treatment approach. SCPPMS provides support, education and individual and group multidisciplinary therapy for those with persistent pain, with the ultimate goal of patient self-management. The SCPPMS also provides education and support to both public and private sector health care workers, in order to increase community capacity to care for patients with persistent pain.