Pain and Pain Management

American Academy of Pain Medicine (The)
This professional association represents physicians specializing in pain management. To find a pain specialist in your area, select the Membership Directory from the listing on the home page. You can search by name or location. Most of the information on this site is directed to physicians, but you can find helpful information for the public in the and the list of Internet Resources.
American Board of Pain Management
The American Board of Pain Management certifies qualified physicians in the field of pain management. This site will help you learn how physicians who are board certified in pain management are trained. To find certified physicians in your state, select List of Diplomates from the list on the home page.
American Chronic Pain Association
The American Chronic Pain Association is a non-profit organization with over 400 chapters worldwide. It provides "a support system for people with chronic pain through education in pain management skills and self-help goup activities." The site is easy to read and move through and has useful information both for those suffering from chronic pain and those who care for someone with chronic pain. Especially helpful are the FAQ and About Pain Management sections.
International Association for the Study of Pain® (IASP®)
Public Information section includes resources
Links to sites which have been reviewed by librarians at the National Library of Medicine.
Control Your Pain
(Boston Scientific)
Includes both professional and consumer information on pain.
Pain: Hope Through Research
(National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)
This article is a very comprehensive discussion of pain. It covers topics from the history of pain to the future of pain research. Diagnosis, treatment, and the role of age and gender in pain, are covered. Different types of pain, like sciatica, reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome, shingles, and others are described. Phantom pain, chili peppers and pain, the use of marijuana for pain, and nerve blocks are also discussed. The reading level is somewhat difficult, but there is plenty of good information.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Links to sites which have been reviewed by librarians at the National Library of Medicine. Topics include Overviews, Clinical Trials, Diagnosis/Symptoms, Treatment, Research, Organizations, and more. Select español from the menu bar for Spanish links.
Conditions and Treatment
(American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
Consumers and Public section includes information on the kinds of conditions treated by these specialist physicians, such as low back pain, spinal cord injuries, etc.
What is Pain?
(Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ))
A brief description of what pain is and how it works.

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