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Pain Management Research Centre

Providing comprehensive clinical care to improve the lives of people living with pain

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​The Michael J Cousins Pain Management and Research Centre (MJC PMRC) is a large multidisciplinary pain clinic located in the Douglas Building of the Royal North Shore Hospital. It was established in 1991 responding to the need for a specialist facility to manage all types of pain. Read more about MJC PMRC here.

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Patient information

  • Clinician standing in front of patient with back bone replica in her hand

    Not sure where it comes from and why? we’ve put some information to help you better understand the different types of pain, how it occurs and what you can do.

  • A clinician and a patient standing with one of their legs raised and held with their hand

    Wondering if we can help you with your pain? Come for a multidisciplinary assessment and meet our team by arranging a referral from your doctor.

    We’re here to improve the lives of people living with pain so we are keen to meet you.

  • A clinician seated at her table and talking with her headphone

    We want to hear your individual pain story and get to know you so that we can develop a plan to help manage your pain that will be specific to you.

    Our assessment day is intense but really worthwhile, find out what to expect here.

  • A woman seated on an excercise machine while being supervised by an clinican

    Let us help you find the best treatments for your situation. Our clinic has the full range of state of the art, evidence based treatments available and experienced clinicians to guide you through the options. We are open for all - public, private and compensable patients - with no out of pocket fees.

  • Two male clinicians seated at a table

    The internet can be full of confusing information so we’ve pulled some of what we feel are the most helpful resources about pain.

    These are a good starting point to help you understand more about your pain. The book “Manage Your Pain” was written by staff from our clinic and we use it every day.

  • A group of doctors attending to a patient on a procedure table

    There is still so much more to know about how pain works and the best ways to manage it. Our clinic is actively involved in research to help us understand.

    We are often looking for participants for studies so please let us know if you are interested in being involved.