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Chronic Pain (cont.)

Other Places To Get Help

Organizations

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
NIH Neurological Institute
P.O. Box 5801
Bethesda, MD 20824
Phone: 1-800-352-9424
Phone: (301) 496-5751
TDD: (301) 468-5981
Web Address: www.ninds.nih.gov

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), a part of the National Institutes of Health, is the leading U.S. federal government agency supporting research on brain and nervous system disorders. It provides the public with educational materials and information about these disorders.


American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA)
P.O. Box 850
Rocklin, CA 95677
Phone: 1-800-533-3231
Fax: (916) 632-3208
Email: ACPA@pacbell.net
Web Address: www.theacpa.org

American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) is a not-for-profit organization that provides information and support to help people live more fully in spite of their pain. ACPA groups across the U.S. are open to anyone who is living with an ongoing pain problem. These groups provide support, validation, and education in basic pain management and life skills.


American Pain Foundation
201 North Charles Street
Suite 710
Baltimore, MD 21201-4111
Phone: 1-888-615-PAIN (1-888-615-7246)
Email: info@painfoundation.org
Web Address: www.painfoundation.org

The American Pain Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization serving people with pain through information, advocacy, and support. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for people with pain by raising public awareness, providing practical information, promoting research, and advocating to remove barriers and increase access to effective pain management. The foundation encourages people with pain to learn all they can about pain and pain management treatment options, become their own best advocates, and demand the treatment they need and deserve.


National Pain Foundation
300 East Hampden Avenue
Suite 100
Englewood, CO 80113
Web Address: www.nationalpainfoundation.org

The National Pain Foundation (NPF) promotes the recovery of persons in pain. NPF's website provides information and resources in an interactive way that encourages patients to take an active role in managing their chronic pain. The My Pain section of the website includes a Personal Inventory section to help pain patients identify the information they need to manage their pain.

The NPF has information about pain conditions such as arthritis, back and neck pain, and cancer pain. The NPF addresses the many approaches to pain management, such as medicines, injections, surgery, acupuncture, biofeedback, chiropractic, and physical therapy. The NPF also provides support for the special needs of children in pain and information about psychological factors related to pain. The website also provides information on clinical trials that are studying pain management and treatment.


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