I wanted to share some FANTASTIC RESOURCES stumbled across on the journey to understand chronic pain. SO blessed to have access to the internet!
In no particular order!
The amount of detail and resources available on these sites make every one of these sites #1 in my humble opinion.
1.) The American Academy of Pain Medicine
I was really draw to the Patient Center. I found myself spending hours on this site going through general pain overview information.
2.) American Chronic Pain Association
Since 1980, the ACPA has offered peer support and education in pain management skills to people with pain, family and friends, and health care professionals. The information and tools on our site can help you to better understand your pain and work more effectively with your health care team toward a higher quality of life.
I appreciate ACPA’s commitment to awareness. I was able to purchase this months support t-shirt and bracelet via this site.
3.) Advanced Pain Management
This is a pain management group. What caught my attention was the section of website labeled
Patient resources>Pain awareness month.
You will find some interesting facts and information on pain awareness.
*Please note I am not endorsing or suggesting their services. I stumbled upon this site doing my personal research for this month’s project.
4.) International Association for the Study Of Pain
The advocacy section of the site is fantastic. I learned a great deal about the pain associated with headaches form their fact sheets.
Intensive libraries covering back, migraine, cancer, neuropathic and arthritis pain. I was very impressed with a medication safety library.
P.S. YES I realize… some of these sites are supported by pharmaceutical companies ( This seems to be the case with several large health information databases.) There are still GEMS of information you can find. As my Gram would say… “Mija… pray for the gift of discernment.”