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Sources For Information About Pain


In addition to speaking with your doctor or health care personnel at your treatment center, or doing medical research on your own, (see "To Learn More"), you can find information about pain through the following sources:

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PAIN MEDICINE offsite link - Consumer information about pain medication; directory of pain medicine specialists

AMERICAN CHRONIC PAIN ASSOCIATION, offsite link tel.: 800.533 3231 or 916 632 0922. Offers a consumer guide to options for managing pain. It also ofers support system for people suffering chronic pain, guidelines for selecting a pain management unit, and referrals to 600 chapters internationally. 

AMERICAN PAIN FOUNDATION, offsite link, tel.: 866.615.7246 has a pain information library, and links to resources. Online chat rooms. Help locating a pain specialist in your area.

AMERICAN PAIN SOCIETY, offsite link tel. 847 375 4700. Information on pain treatment centers around the country.

NATIONAL CHRONIC PAIN OUTREACH ASSOCIATION, offsite link, tel. 540 997 5004. Information clearinghouse about chronic pain and its management; publications; and referrals to pain management specialists, pain clinics, and pain support groups.

NATIONAL PAIN FOUNDATION offsite link Has pain-treatment options and a personal journal for tracking pain.

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