Welcome to the Pain Foundation
Pain Foundation Ltd is the not-for-profit organisation helping to conquer pain by providing secure funding to the researchers and clinicians of the Pain Management Research Institute ("PMRI"). PMRI is a Research Centre of the Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney and a Centre of the Kolling Institute of Medical Research, a joint initiative between the University and Northern Sydney Local Health District. PMRI has been leading the way in the science and treatment of pain since 1990.
PMRI is unique in its integration of research, clinical treatment, education and advocacy. It is a virtuous circle of continuous learning, treatment and improvement in practical measures to conquer pain.
Pain Foundation Ltd and PMRI pursue our broad goal of improving human health by:
Conducting basic and clinical research programs;
Operating a national and international education program; and
In collaboration with the Michael J Cousins Pain Management & Research Centre (PMRC), treating patients with acute pain, cancer pain, and chronic non-cancer pain.
Here are just a few of the key outcomes of PMRI research over the past 3 decades.
Documented the burden of chronic pain in NSW;
Led to the development new drugs and devices for pain management - including the revolutionary Evoke spinal cord stimulator;
Understanding how cannabis controls pain;
Demonstrated the effectiveness of pain self management programs; and
Shown that early intervention helps injured workers return to work sooner.
Read some of our PATIENT STORIES HERE on how PMRI has profoundly changed the lives of sufferers.
Pain Foundation has DGR tax status, so your donations to support this important work are tax deductible. Help us conquer pain.
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We are always in need of additional funding assistance.
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