Chronic Pain Management

Pain is a personal experience, and success comes from self-management - David Tauben MD

Chronic Pain Management

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Rethinking the Pain Puzzle

Pain is a puzzle to be solved. Pain deserves our attention — our full attention. Pain is not merely a symptom to be suppressed; it is a signal arising from a complex system of integrated networks known as the human body. In order to comprehensively and responsibly understand and treat pain, we need to listen very carefully.

As a pain management physician for more than 25 years, I have thousands of stories of pain emanating from every location in the human body. I treat patients with back pain, joint pain, muscle pain, headache and various other pain syndromes. My goal as a physician is to identify the root cause of pain and recommend a treatment plan to help my patients feel and…

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 Rethinking the Pain Puzzle

Pain is a puzzle to be solved. Pain deserves our attention — our full attention. Pain is not merely a symptom to be suppressed; it is a signal arising from a complex system of integrated networks known as the human body.

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Pain Connection

Pain Connection provides compassionate support and evidence-based education to help people with pain reclaim their quality of life.

Pain News Network

Pain News Network is a 501(c)(3) non-profit online news source for information and commentary about chronic pain and pain management. Our mission is to raise awareness about chronic pain, and to connect and educate pain sufferers, caregivers, healthcare providers and the public about the pain experience.


The goal of painACTION is to help people improve their self-management of their pain condition. Written with the help of health educators, pain experts, and people dealing with pain, this site is a resource to come back to repeatedly, to track the occurrence of pain as well as to learn more.


PainPathways is the first, only and ultimate pain magazine. First published in spring 2008, PainPathways is the culmination of the vision of Richard L. Rauck, MD, to provide a shared resource for people living with and caring for others in pain.

The Pain Community

To build and strengthen an active, energized and diverse community of people affected by pain by providing a foundation of support where education, wellness information and advocacy are promoted.

The Pain Toolkit

The Pain Toolkit helps people all over the world self manage persistent pain.

For Grace

For Grace is an organization passionately devoted to promoting better care and wellness for women in pain.

Give Pain a Voice

GIve Pain A Voice ~ is a grass roots movement dedicated to the rights of Chronic Pain Patients everywhere, regardless of diagnoses.


Goalistics was created by two psychologists, Dr. Linda Ruehlman and Dr. Paul Karoly. Goalistics develops affordable and easy-to-use computer-based tools to aid in treatment for chronic pain and depression.

Growing Pains

Growing Pains was created to help adolescents living with pain.

How to Cope with Pain

Welcome to How to Cope with Pain, a resource for those with chronic pain, their families and friends, and for those who treat patients with chronic pain.

Institute for Chronic Pain

Changing the culture of how chronic pain is treated by promoting the theory and practice of chronic pain rehabilitation.

International Pain Foundation

International Pain Foundation (iPain) is your Power of Pain headquarters. We recognize the value of every person who makes up the chronic pain community. We are guided by our commitment to excellence, leadership and patient empowerment.

Joint Commission Statement on Pain Management

In the environment of today’s prescription opioid epidemic, everyone is looking for someone to blame. Often, The Joint Commission’s pain standards take that blame. We are encouraging our critics to look at our exact standards, along with the historical context of our standards, to fully understand what our accredited organizations are required to do with regard to pain.

National Pain Report

The National Pain Report is the leading online news site dedicated to the coverage of chronic pain. We feature the latest developments in the treatment of chronic pain, public policy impacting chronic pain as well comments from leading pain specialists and columns from chronic pain sufferers.

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From arthritis and migraine to back pain and fibromyalgia, the PPM journal and professional website provide up-to-date best clinical practices and real-world insights into the complex and dynamic nature of pain and how to treat it safely and effectively.

Race Against Pain

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U.S. Pain Foundation

The mission of U.S. Pain Foundation is to educate, connect, inform and empower those living with pain while also advocating on behalf of the entire pain community. As a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to serving those who live with pain conditions and their care providers, U.S. Pain Foundation helps individuals find resources and inspiration.

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