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Neck Pain (cont.)

Other Places To Get Help

Organizations

North American Spine Society
7075 Veterans Boulevard
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
Phone: (630) 230-3600
Fax: (630) 230-3700
Web Address: http://www.spine.org

The North American Spine Society (NASS) promotes education, research, and advocacy for spine care. This group's patient education website (www.KnowYourBack.org) has information on the cause, treatment, and prevention of neck and back problems. It has references and brochures to help patients make health decisions. NASS members are spine care professionals such as orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, neurologists, physiatrists, physical therapists, and researchers.


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
6300 North River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018-4262
Phone: 1-800-346-AAOS (1-800-346-2267)
(847) 823-7186
Fax: (847) 823-8125
Email: orthoinfo@aaos.org
Web Address: www.orthoinfo.aaos.org

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) provides information and education to raise the public's awareness of musculoskeletal conditions, with an emphasis on preventive measures. The AAOS website contains information on orthopedic conditions and treatments, injury prevention, and wellness and exercise.


American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
330 North Wabash Avenue
Suite 2500
Chicago, IL 60611-7617
Phone: (312) 464-9700
Fax: (312) 464-0227
Email: info@aapmr.org
Web Address: www.aapmr.org

The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR) is the medical society for the specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation. The Web site includes a directory of member PM&R physicians (physiatrists) that can be searched by last name, location, or telephone number.


American Physical Therapy Association
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-1488
Phone: 1-800-999-APTA (1-800-999-2782)
(703) 684-2782
Fax: (703) 684-7343
TDD: (703) 683-6748
Web Address: www.apta.org

The American Physical Therapy Association is a national organization representing nearly 70,000 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students. Its goal is to foster advancements in physical therapist education, practice, and research. The APTA also provides information and education to the public about physical therapy and how it is used to treat certain conditions.


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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