Everyone experiences pain to some degree or another at certain points in one's life. The World Health Organisation defines pain as “an unpleasant sensory or emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage”.
For some, pain becomes a way of life. It's a debilitating condition that absorbs countless hours and amounts of energy as sufferers search for relief.
Fortunately, these days the good news is that pain management doesn't require being hooked on narcotics and 'heavy duty' medications for the rest of your life! There are other options out there worth pursuing.
From The Heart, About The War Against True Chronic Pain Sufferers!!
Think back to the Gun laws. Remember how some citizens were against taking guns away from the “people”? The reason being, that the “bad guys” will always have access to them and the “good guys” who are in need of protection; get killed in the meantime because their safety net, their weapons to fight against being robbed were taken away from them! Well, my friends, the same thing is happening now, this 2016; to “real pain patients” fighting against being “robbed” of their “safety net, their weapons” to fight against the chronic intractable pain, and nerve pain that “WE” live with day in and day out.
11 things you should know about common pain relievers
The two main categories of commonly used pain relievers are acetaminophen and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which include aspirin and drugs known as COX-2 inhibitors. Many are available over the counter; some are available by prescription only.
6 Types of Pain You Shouldn't Ignore
Severe pain is trying to tell you about a health problem going on inside your body – and paying heed to these warning signs may just save your life.
Alliance of State Pain Initiatives
The Alliance of State Pain Initiatives (ASPI) is a network of state-based Pain Initiative organizations that work to remove the barriers that impede pain relief through education, advocacy and institutional improvement.
American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine
The Academy is the professional organization for physicians specializing in hospice and palliative medicine. Membership is also open to nurses and other healthcare providers who are committed to improving the quality of life of patients and families facing life-threatening or serious conditions. For 20 years, the Academy has dedicated itself to advancing hospice and palliative medicine and improving the care of patients with life- threatening or serious conditions.
American Academy of Pain Management
The American Academy of Pain Management is an inclusive, interdisciplinary organization serving clinicians who treat people with pain through education, setting standards of care, and advocacy.
American Academy of Pain Medicine
The American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) is the medical specialty society representing physicians practicing in the field of Pain Medicine. As a medical specialty society, the Academy is involved in education, training, advocacy, and research in the specialty of Pain Medicine.
American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
As the premier medical society for the specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation, AAPM&R is the only organization exclusively serving the needs of practicing PM&R physicians. With more than 7,500 members, the Academy represents more than 87 percent of US physiatrists and international colleagues from 37 countries.
American Chronic Pain Association
Our mission is to facilitate peer support and education for individuals with chronic pain and their families so that these individuals may live more fully in spite of their pain and to raise awareness among the health care community, policy makers, and the public at large about issues of living with chronic pain.
American Pain Foundation
Founded in 1997, the American Pain Foundation is an independent nonprofit 501(c)3 organization serving people with pain through information, advocacy, and support.
American Pain Society
The American Pain Society is a multidisciplinary community that brings together a diverse group of scientists, clinicians and other professionals to increase the knowledge of pain and transform public policy and clinical practice to reduce pain-related suffering.
American RSDHope is an informational website for Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. It includes; description of RSD, CRPS , signs, symptoms, etiology, facts, articles, blocks, medications, treatments/therapies, RSD videos, DVDs, brochures,and more.
American Society for Action on Pain
We are an organization of patients who suffer from chronic pain, their families, the physicians who treat them, and other interested citizens. There is a crisis in pain treatment in the United States. Many, if not most, patients who are in severe pain find it almost impossible to get adequate pain medication. My own mother has called me asking me if I would understand if she committed suicide because of her pain.
American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine is committed to gathering the best science and expert opinion available on topics related to the safe provision of regional anesthesia, analgesia, and pain management.
Australian & New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine
ANZSPM is the specialty medical society that facilitates professional development and support for its members and promotes the practice of palliative medicine to improve the quality of care of patients with life threatening illnesses and support for their families.
Bedside Pain Manager
Bedside Pain Manager is a quick-reference guide, 8 pages packed with the critical pain control guidelines and reference information that doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals use on a daily basis to treat their patients' pain and symptoms
Canadian Pain Society
To foster and encourage research on pain mechanisms and pain syndromes and to help improve the management of patients with acute and chronic pain by bringing together the basic scientists and health professionals of various disciplines and backgrounds who have an interest in pain research and management.
Connect to the latest and most accurate information on state-of-the-art management of cancer pain for patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals.
Center for Research on Pain
The Center includes members of the Hebrew University Faculties of Medicine, Dental Medicine, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences. All share a common interest in understanding mechanisms of acute and chronic pain, and ultimately providing better pain relief.
Centre for Pediatric Pain Research
Drawing on an interdisciplinary research approach, the Centre is at the forefront of ground-breaking and comprehensive research to ensure that parents, caregivers, and healthcare professionals have the most up to date knowledge and tools available to assess and manage children’s pain
Centres for Pain Management
CPM Health Centres are being developed to help primary care physicians manage the more than 20% of their patients who suffer from chronic non-cancer pain.
The CMTA is a 501(C)(3)nonprofit organization founded in 1983 whose goals are patient support, public education, promotion of research and ultimately the treatment and cure of CMT.
Chronic Pain Association of Canada
The Chronic Pain Association of Canada is a non-profit consumer association with three primary goals.
1. The advancement of the treatment and management of chronic intractable pain.
2. The development of research projects to promote the discovery of a cure for this disease.
3. Education of both the health care community and the public will be the primary means of accomplishing our mission.
Chronic Pain Lifestyle
Life begins anew when you suffer with chronic pain. As our lives change, we also change. Many of these changes are difficult and frustrating.
Chronic Pain Nightmare
My blog is about the "silent epidemic" as it is called Chronic Pain. The truth about chronic pain is that it knows no age limits or racial barriers. There are 73 million people in this country suffering from this deadly and unrelenting disease.
Co-Cure ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia
The name "Co-Cure" stands for
"Co-operate and Communicate for a Cure." The mailing list has been established with the goal of furthering co-operative efforts towards finding the cure for the illness(es) commonly referred to as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Fibromyalgia (FM).
Dancing with Pain
Here you will find a unique mix of personal storytelling, investigative journalism, and political activism, all centered around the theme of living with and healing from chronic pain.
The Endometriosis Association was the first organization in the world created for those with endometriosis. As an independent self-help organization of women with endometriosis, doctors, and others interested in the disease, it is a recognized authority in its field whose goal is to work toward finding a cure for the disease as well as providing education, support, and research.
Endometriosis Research Center
The Endometriosis Research Center was founded because of the limited research, support, education and awareness for Endometriosis. No one with this disease should ever feel alone, and one of our goals is to create enough awareness to ensure that women and adolescents - and their loved ones - never have to feel that way again.
European Journal of Pain
The European Journal of Pain is an international multidisciplinary journal that aims to become a global forum on all major aspects of pain and its management. The journal differs from existing pain journals in its clinical and educational emphasis. Submissions from all over the world are welcome.
Facial Pain Association
The mission of TNA (Trigeminal Neuralgia Association) is to serve as an advocate for patients living with TN (Trigeminal Neuralgia) and related facial pain conditions by providing information, encouraging research and offering support.
Fly with Hope
The thoughts of a woman who loves Jesus and is navigating her way through pain.
For Grace is a nonprofit organization passionately devoted to ensuring the ethical and equal treatment of all women in pain.
Healthskills is a blog for health providers who want to read about research related to self managing chronic pain.
Hemifacial Spasm Association
The Hemifacial Spasm Association (HFSA) is an international online support community of individuals who have or are presently suffering from Hemifacial Spasm (HFS) and are eager to provide information, understanding and support to other individuals and their families when coping with Hemifacial Spasm.
Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation
The Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation (HNF) is a non-profit 501(c)3 which raises awareness, funds scientific research, and educates the medical community as well as the general public about Charcot-Marie Tooth disease (CMT), offering people with CMT, and their families, medical information and emotional support.
How to Cope with Pain
Chronic pain is a challenge to your spirit, but a challenge that can always be faced and your situation improved.
In the Face of Pain
In the Face of Pain® is an online pain advocacy resource brought to you by Purdue Pharma L.P. In the Face of Pain provides inspiration, pain-related news, downloadable materials and tools to inform and empower people with pain, caregivers, health care professionals and other concerned individuals to take action and advocate for appropriate and effective pain care.
Innovations In End of Life Care
This international, online journal features peer-reviewed promising practices in end-of-life care, useful tools, selected bibliographies, and other resources. Previously published bimonthly, as of October 2003, the journal will no longer post new issues. All 28 past thematic issues, from January 1999 through September 2003, are now archived at this site and are available to read, download, and print for free.
International Association for the Study of Pain
The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) is the leading professional forum for science, practice, and education in the field of pain. Membership in IASP is open to all professionals involved in research, diagnosis or treatment of pain. IASP has more than 8,000 members in 129 countries, 87 national chapters, and 19 Special Interest Groups (SIGs).
International Pelvic Pain Society
In 1995 a group of physicians met to discuss their common interest in treating one of the most difficult of clinical problems, chronic pelvic pain. From the beginning, gynecologist, urologist, psychologist and other health professionals have been committed to an interdisciplinary approach to the treatment of chronic pelvic pain. After two years, the International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS) was incorporated to serve as a forum for professional and public education.
Interstitial Cystitis Association
The ICA is dedicated to helping all those living with interstitial cystitis, as well as the healthcare providers and researchers who strive to improve the lives of IC patients.
Interstitial Cystitis Network
Interstitial Cystitis, also known as painful bladder syndrome, is a real and treatable condition that affects thousands of men, women and children throughout the world. We provide comprehensive education and support services to the newly diagnosed and IC veterans.
I went from being chronically ill for YEARS with Fibromyalgia, Benign Hypermobility Syndrome, Chronic Mono and Factor V Leiden to being HEALTHY and on no pain pills. It took only a couple of weeks to turn my health and life around (almost 2 years ago).
Journal of Pain
The Journal of Pain publishes original articles related to all aspects of pain, including clinical and basic research, patient care, education, and health policy. Articles selected for publication in the Journal are most commonly reports of original clinical research or reports of original basic research.
Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
Journal of Pain and Symptom Management provides the professional with the results of important new research and clinical information related to pain management and palliative care. This peer reviewed, internationally respected journal offers a much needed forum for the exchange of ideas and information.
Light Sound Therapy for Pain Relief
We combine 'light and sound' therapy that is FDA approved, safe and easy to use in the comfort of your own home, inexpensive, drug and needle free alternatives to relieve stress and pain for both humans and animals. We also have a 'detox line' of products that will help our bodies get rid of toxins and 'crud'. We are committed to helping all of those looking for solutions to their health issues.
Muscular Dystrophy Association
The Muscular Dystrophy Association is a voluntary health agency -- a dedicated partnership between scientists and concerned citizens aimed at conquering neuromuscular diseases that affect more than a million Americans.
As a patient, it’s important to be able to remember and adequately describe your pain to your healthcare provider. Pain is a complex sensation that can constantly change with varying intensities, textures, locations, and patterns of spread. Keeping track of all of the complex changes that can occur from day-to-day is a daunting task! This is especially true for individuals who suffer from a severe type of chronic pain called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) — aka, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD).
National Eosinophylia-Myalgia Syndrome Network
The National Eosinophilia-Myalgia Syndrome Network, Inc., is a non-profit (501 C-3) organization dedicated to helping EMS survivors and their families by offering educational information and peer support.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
While acute pain is a normal sensation triggered in the nervous system to alert you to possible injury and the need to take care of yourself, chronic pain is different. Chronic pain persists. Pain signals keep firing in the nervous system for weeks, months, even years.
National Osteoporosis Foundation
To prevent osteoporosis and related fractures, to promote lifelong bone health, to help improve the lives of those affected by osteoporosis and to find a cure through programs of awareness, advocacy, public and health professional education and research.
National Vulvodynia Association
The National Vulvodynia Association (NVA) is a nonprofit organization created in 1994 to improve the lives of individuals affected by vulvodynia, a spectrum of chronic vulvar pain disorders.
A girl, a Guide Dog, chronic pain and a sense of humor
NIH Pain Consortium
The National Institutes of Health consists of many different institutes and centers. The following is an index to various NIH publications about pain symptoms, conditions and treatments.
I'm a 34 years old, male, average everything, exceptional nothing, engaged with a normal, healthy & happy family. And I have been treating moderate to severe pain with oxycontin anti-inflammatory, anti-seizure, nerve blockers and anti-anxiety medications since August 2006.
This journal is the official publication of the International Association for the Study of Pain and publishes original research on the nature, mechanisms and treatment of pain. The journal provides a forum for the dissemination of research in the basic and clinical sciences of multidisciplinary interest.
Pain & Policy Studies Group
Our mission is to "balance" international, national and state policies to ensure adequate availability of pain medications for patient care while minimizing diversion and abuse, and to support a global communications program to improve access to information about pain relief, palliative care, and policy.
Pain Doctor was created with one mission in mind: help and educate people about their pain conditions, treatment options and find a doctor who can help end their pain issues. To do that, we’ve created a mammoth database of pain-related information, and it keeps expanding every day.
Pain for Philosophers
I'm a philosopher working on issues involving pain. That requires knowing quite a bit about what pains are. I thus try to keep up with the pain science literature, and created this blog to collect excerpts of articles relevant to philosophy of mind, philosophical psychology, cognitive science, value-theory, and applied ethics.
Pain Relief Foundation
The Pain Relief Foundation is a UK charity which funds research into the causes and treatment of human chronic pain and is concerned with education of health professionals about pain management.
The mission of Pain Treatment Topics is to serve as a noncommercial resource for healthcare professionals & their patients, providing open access to clinical news, information, research, and education for a better understanding of evidence-based pain-management practices.
Pain.com is a pain management resource site. Content on this site explains the causes of pain, how to treat it, and outside resources for help.
This website seeks to provide access to information for both patients and healthcare professionals. It aims to offer everyone a better understanding of pain and its management, and help provide support to patients and their families.
The PAIN Exhibit is an educational, visual arts exhibit from artists with chronic pain with their art expressing some facet of the pain experience. The mission of the PAIN Exhibit is to educate healthcare providers and the public about chronic pain through art; and to give voice to the many who suffer in abject silence.
Palliative Care Australia
Palliative Care Australia is the peak national organisation representing the interests and aspirations of all who share the ideal of quality care at the end of life for all.
Partners Against Pain is a resource that serves patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals to help alleviate unnecessary suffering by advancing standards of pain care through education and advocacy.
Reflex Sympathetic Dystropy Syndrome Association
Our website is designed to give patients, family members, and healthcare professionals the most up-to-date information on treatment, legislation, support groups, research, fundraising, and patient stories. RSDSA does not accept advertising for this website.
Renew PT's mission to provide compassionate healing to patients suffering from orthopedic, spinal, and pelvic floor conditions, for both women and men. Our purpose is to awaken your inner healer and to empower you with tools and techniques needed for long lasting results.
Although most pain can be relieved or greatly eased with proper pain management, most pain goes untreated, under treated, or improperly treated. In fact, only an estimated 1 in 4 of those with chronic pain receive proper treatment meaning millions of people suffer needlessly, unaware of effective pain management options.
People with chronic pain can be helped, and while the issue hasn't received the attention it deserves in the past, the environment is changing.
Share The Pain
Arthritis is pain. Sharing your pain is power. Help us help. Tell us what it’s like to live with the pain of arthritis: the physical pain, the emotional pain, even the financial pain. Share your experiences below, and learn from others by reading their stories.
Sickle Cell Disease Association of America
Through the years the Association has provided effective leadership in positioning sickle cell disease and its related problems as a major public health care concern and, indeed a universal problem.
Society for Pain Practice Management
We offer information pertinent to the specialty of pain management--Diagnosis and treatment information, updates on billing and legislative news items, book reviews, online meeting registration, and Membership information, Directory of pain management providers.
Society for Pudendal Neuralgia
SPuN is a non profit organization established in 2005 to provide accurate clinical information to patients and medical professionals wanting to learn more about the disease Pudendal Neuralgia. We have gathered information about PN and are in the process of developing a standard of care that we hope to have published and available to practicing medical professionals around the world.
Spanish Society of Pain
GR''NENTHAL es una compa''''a farmac''utica internacional especializada en la investigaci''n, desarrollo y comercializaci''n de soluciones innovadoras contra el dolor.
Our journey began in 1998 with the mission to advance the educational aims of our two disciplines, pain medicine and palliative care. This website represents our third installment in the evolving process of designing Web space to meet the needs of an ever-increasing online audience of healthcare consumers and professionals seeking accurate, reliable information on treatment options.
Tears of Truth
Small Minds cannot comprehend big spirits. To be Great, you have to be willing to be mocked, hated & misunderstood. Stay Strong!
The Center for Palliative Care Education
The Center for Palliative Care Education is an educational resource center and training program. Our mission is to improve palliative care for people with HIV/AIDS by increasing the knowledge, skills, and comfort level of clinicians to provide this care.
The National Council for Palliative Care
The National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) is the umbrella organisation for all those who are involved in providing, commissioning and using palliative care and hospice services in England, Wales & Northern Ireland. NCPC promotes the extension and improvement of palliative care services for all people with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions.
The Neuropathy Association
The Neuropathy Association is the leading national non-profit organization serving the peripheral neuropathy community. We provide support and education, advocate for patients' interests, and promote research into the causes of and cures for neuropathy.
The Paget Foundation
When the Paget Foundation was founded in 1978 as a national voluntary health agency located in New York, NY, its mission was to provide information on Paget's disease of bone to patients, family members and health professionals. Beginning in 1992, the foundation expanded its mission to include other bone disorders, including primary hyperparathyroidism, fibrous dysplasia, osteopetrosis (not the more common disease osteoporosis) and the effects of certain cancers on the skeleton.
The Pain Community
The Pain Community’s (TPC) overarching goal is to improve the overall health, wellbeing, and quality of life of people with pain. Started in 2012 by people living with pain, caregivers, and pain management professionals...
Our Vision: People with pain are informed experts who actively manage their pain conditions to achieve better health and wellness; they use their voices to speak out for better pain care for all.
The Transverse Myelitis Association
The Transverse Myelitis Association facilitates support and networking opportunities amongst families; provides educational information; functions as a clearinghouse for articles and research literature; and investigates, advocates for and supports research and innovative treatment efforts.
The VP Foundation
The VP (Vulvar Pain) Foundation was established in 1992 as a non-profit organization to end the isolation of women suffering from vulvar pain and related disorders (fibromyalgia, interstitial cystitis, irritable bowel).
The TMJ Association (TMJA) continues to strive for its ultimate goal: the development of universal standards for safe, effective, affordable, research-based diagnostics, treatments, and prevention of Temporomandibular Joint and Muscle Disorders (TMJDs). We understand that patient education, advocacy, and the provision of accessible support systems are central to achieving that goal.
Read about my offbeat approach to living with chronic pain, about my family, friends, and whatever else hits the brainwaves!
Vaginal discomfort affects as many as 75% of menopausal women. The walls of the vagina actually change when estrogen levels drop, and the result may be pain,
burning, and itching. But there's no need to give up
on intimacy or suffer in silence.
Welcome to the WE MOVE Web Site, the Internet's most comprehensive resource for movement disorder information and the hub of movement disorder activities on the web.
Willis-Ekbom Disease Foundation
Since its inception, the Foundation has been working tirelessly to increase awareness of this disease, previously known as restless leg syndrome, by raising its profile and educating the public and medical communities alike.