The primary NIH organization for research on Pain is the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
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Organizations & Associations
- American Academy of Pain Management
As the largest pain association in the country, the Academy provides credentialing, continuing education, and quality publication. The Web site has a searchable directory of pain professionals, accredited pain programs, and other useful links.
- American Academy of Pain Medicine
As the largest pain association in the country, the Academy provides credentialing, continuing education, and quality publication. The Web site has a searchable directory of pain professionals, accredited pain programs, and other useful links
- American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA)
The ACPA offers peer support and education to people with pain, family and friends, and health care professionals. The Web site includes A-Z lists of pain-related conditions, medications and treatments, as well as pain management tools
- American Pain Society (APS)
APS is a multidisciplinary community that brings together scientists, clinicians and other professionals. Membership includes access to the periodicals The Journal of Pain and APS E-News
- Canadian Pain Coalition
The Coalition is a partnership of pain consumer groups, health professionals, and scientists. Help Center provides access to other important resources
Also available in French
- C.A.R.E.S. Alliance
Focuses on responsible prescribing and safe use of opioid pain medications. Resources include printable and down-loadable Quality Of Life Scale, Drug Take-back Toolkit, etc.
- Partners against Pain
This is an alliance of patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers. Includes pain assessment and control guides, pains tracking tools, a news center, information for caregivers, and much more.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
- American RSDHope
The site provides Web site includes; description CRPS, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), signs, symptoms, etiology, physical therapy, Medical and Coping articles, nerve blocks, medications, treatments, and much more.
- RSDSA: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association
RSDSA is an international not-for-profit organization that connects individuals with CRPS/RSD and provides support and education to all affected by the pain and disability.
- Fibromyalgia Information Foundation
The Foundation hosts patient conventions and offers excellent videos on exercise, stretching, and relaxation.
- Fibromyalgia Network
The Network publishes a quarterly newsletter, and provides educational materials to physicians and patients throughout the United States, as well as other countries.
- National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association (NFMCPA)
This site discusses self-pain management, lifestyle, medications, insurance and legal issues, work issues, and much more. The site also includes articles in Spanish, Advocate Voice: monthly newsletter, and free online access to Fibromyalgia Life and Chronic Pain magazine