Pain Management Resources

Healthcare Providers

American Academy of Pain Management
http://www.aapainmanage.org/
The American Academy of Pain Management is an inclusive, interdisciplinary organization serving clinicians who treat people with pain through education, setting standards of care, and advocacy.
 
American Academy of Pain Medicine
http://www.painmed.org/
The practice of Pain Medicine is multidisciplinary in approach, incorporating modalities from various specialties to ensure the comprehensive evaluation and treatment of the pain patient.
 
American Pain Foundation
http://www.painfoundation.org/
The American Pain Foundation's mission is to improve the quality of life of people with pain by raising public awareness, providing practical information, promoting research, and advocating to remove barriers and increase access to effective pain management.
 
American Society for Pain Management Nursing
http://www.aspmn.org/
To advance and promote optimal nursing care for people affected by pain by promoting best nursing practices.
 
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
http://www.mskcc.org/mskcc/html/474.cfm
At Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, pain management is one component of a broad symptom-management approach for patients at every stage of treatment.
 
Pain.com
http://www.pain.com/
The Dannemiller Memorial Educational Foundation affirms its commitment to researching, developing, and providing quality medical educational and informational content to our users absolutely free in a quality online format. By providing a variety of accredited activities for physicians, pharmacists and nurses, the Dannemiller Memorial Educational Foundation seeks to foster an environment where healthcare professionals can grow in their knowledge and management of pain and its management.
 
Pain Institute Leadership Council
http://www.medscape.com/infosite/paininstitute/article-1
The Leadership Council consists of practitioners and researchers who are focused on promoting the proper treatment and management of pain. This site will be periodically updated to include videos or commentary by members of the council.
 
PainKnowledge.org
http://www.painknowledge.org/
PainKnowledge.org is the home of all certified enduring materials, educational resources, physician tools, and patient materials created by PPS on the treatment and management of pain. All PainKnowledge.org programs are continuously evaluated by the steering committee, an expert multidisciplinary team of specialists, researchers, and practicing physicians in pain management. The editorial board includes experts in the pain management field. The information found on PainKnowledge.org is designed to support, not to replace, the relationship between the patient and the physician.
 
Pain Management by MedicineNet.com
http://www.medicinenet.com/pain_management/article.htm
There are various methods to treat chronic pain, which are dependent on the type of pain experienced.
 
Partners Against Pain
http://www.partnersagainstpain.com
Partners Against Pain is an online pain management resource for patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals.
 
WebMD Pain Management Health Center
http://www.webmd.com/pain-management/default.htm
Pain management is important for ongoing pain control, especially for longterm or chronic pain.
 
What is Pain Medicine?
http://backandneck.about.com/od/chronicpainconditions/f/painmanagement.htm
A general article about managing pain, how to find a pain management specialist, and the goals of pain management.
 

For Patients

Cancer Pain Management in Children
http://www.childcancerpain.org/
Pain is frequently a significant acute and chronic symptom of these children and is often under treated. A better understanding of the nature of pain, new interventions, agents, and methods of pain medication delivery are essential components to improving a child's care and quality of life.
 
Cancer Pain Management at the University of Texas/MD Anderson Cancer Center
http://www.mdanderson.org/topics/paincontrol/
Finding the best combination of pain-controlling treatments so that patients can experience the best possible quality of life. The resources on this page are helpful in finding ways to alleviate cancer pain.
 
Cleveland Clinic Anesthesiology Institute Pain Management Department
http://my.clevelandclinic.org/anesthesia/pain_management/default.aspx
Cleveland Clinic practitioners treat each patient individually using the latest equipment and various innovative procedures to diagnose pain and determine a patient's care needs.
 
Partners Against Pain
http://www.partnersagainstpain.com
Partners Against Pain is an online pain management resource for patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals.
 
Power Over Your Pain
http://www.poweroveryourpain.com/sb/index.html
Whether you have lived with chronic pain for years or have just been diagnosed, this website will help you find the information you need to get “power” over your pain.
 
Stanford School of Medicine Pain Management Center
http://paincenter.stanford.edu/
The Pain Management Center at Stanford University Medical Center offers a comprehensive range of services for patients with acute or chronic pain.
 
What is Pain Management?
http://www.spineuniverse.com/displayarticle.php/article3336.html
Back pain is a common complaint and a leading reason people seek medical care. There are many causes of acute or chronic back pain such as back strain, spinal stenosis, and osteoarthritis. But how is back pain treated? What happens if pain doesn't go away?