The Gold Coast chronic pain management clinic

Persistent Pain Program

Persistent Pain Program


The Pain Centre of Excellence at Spendelove Private Hospital is proud to introduce the Persistent Pain Program for people suffering from pain lasting more than 3 months.

We know that long-lasting pain is real, and can impact on you socially, emotionally and economically. We understand that persistent pain can lead to frustration, depression, disordered sleep and social withdrawal. All these things, coupled with physical impairments and the pain itself can make it very hard to participate fully in the things you want to do and maintain a high quality of life.

This is an excerpt from a scientific paper on the original program which has been adapted to be exclusively offered at The Pain Centre of Excellence:

Improvements in participants’ self-efficacy, i.e., the ability to cope with, and manage despite, their pain were significant. In comparison to similar studies of patients experiencing  chronic pain, the effect sizes were greater and indicated that large clinically significant improvements in self-efficacy were achieved over the life of the program.

This is why the Pain Centre of Excellence has developed the Persistent Pain Program as an interdisciplinary program which treats you as a “whole person” and sees the goal not only to treat the pain, but help arm you with strategies and understanding of your condition to let you take back your life!

The Pain Centre of Excellence offers the only private hospital-based program on the Gold Coast which has been developed in conjunction with University researchers in persistent pain.

The program is also unusual in offering additional services included in the program, such as individual Psychology consultations and step-down follow-up sessions to ensure that the gains are incorporated into normal daily life.

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    24 Spendelove Avenue
    Southport Queensland 4215
    Phone: 07 5503 0911 Fax: 07 5503 0922
    Email: [email protected]

    Spendelove House location of Pain Centre of Excellence