Pain management is a complex issue that requires the help of knowledgeable healthcare professionals, as well as supportive family and friends. There are also many online resources where people can find information about their condition, research healthcare professionals in their community, discover support groups, and learn about new and alternative forms of pain management.
Trusted, credible online pain management resources can be a major source of news and inspiration for those who suffer from pain.
Our favorite websites for pain management information follow. The most credible websites are those that are hosted by a medical or nonprofit organization dedicated to pain management. Make sure and share any of your favorite pain websites in the comments below!
American Academy of Pain Medicine: Acts as the voice of pain medicine in terms of research, education, and training. Geared towards healthcare professionals rather than patients, this site has a lot of information about new research and treatment options.
American Chronic Pain Association: Hosts tools, charts, and information about pain management in order to better understand pain and work with a healthcare team towards a better quality of life.
CARES Alliance: Advocates for the responsible prescribing and use of opioid pain medications, while also ensuring that people with pain have access to any necessary medications.
Goalistics: Develops computer-based tools that aid in treatment for chronic pain to be used as a supplement for those who have limited access to healthcare professionals.
National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association: Supports those who suffer from chronic pain or fibromyalgia by sharing news and information, networking with support groups and advocates, and affiliating with other professional pain associations.
Pain Medicine News: Presents an independent collection of pain news, with areas devoted to clinical pain medicine, policy and management, interventional pain medicine, and science and technology.
Pain Pathways Magazine: Devoted to inspiring and supporting people with pain, as well as offering in-depth information on new treatments, therapies, and research.
Pain Relief Revolution: Forwards the belief that those who suffer from pain should have the most effective, satisfying, and meaningful treatments available to help with their pain.
The Neuropathy Association: Serves the peripheral neuropathy community by sharing research findings, advocating for patients on key legislative issues, and providing information about conditions.
U.S. Pain Foundation: Created by people with pain for other people with pain, this website provides support and hope to those living with chronic pain, as well as their caregivers.
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