Part 1, "An Introduction to the Subject of Pain"
Part 2, "My Personal Pain Story: The Pink Porcupine"
Part 3, "Creativity in the Midst of Pain"
Part 4, "What Others Have Written on Pain and Suffering"
Part 5, "Resources Related to Pain Management"
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Disclaimer: I am not a psychologist. physician, physiologist, or therapist. I have no medical or mental health training whatsoever. Therefore, no advice, medical or psychological, is intended or implied by any of the posts in this series on PAIN.
Thank you for going with me on this journey to learn more about how we can cope with pain, if and when it does appear in our lives. Here are some resources you might find helpful.
Pain Management Resources on the Web
The American Academy of Pain Management
American Academy of Pain Medicine
American Chronic Pain Association
Various conditions related to pain
American Pain Foundation
Pain: Chatrooms and Discussion Boards
American Pain Society
Guides for Persons with Pain
The Journal of Pain
Chronic Pain Information Page
Counseling / Pain Management Centers by State
International Association for the Study of Pain
Global Year Against Acute Pain: Oct. 2010 - Oct. 2011
National Pain Foundation
National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
How is pain treated?
Pain Connection: Helping People with Chronic Pain and Their Families
Pain Recovery Online
Partners against Pain (for Patients and Caregivers)
StopPain.org: Dept. of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care, Beth Israel Medical Center
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Physiatry) is a specialty of medicine concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of aches and pains and other disabling conditions. Board-certified physiatrists complete four years of medical school as well as a four-year residency program, and many physiatrists also do fellowships in specialized areas of rehabilitation medicine. This training develops skills in the areas of orthopedics, neurology, and rheumatology. Physiatrists are therefore skilled in determining the cause of a patient's symptoms—nerve, muscle, joint, bone, ligament, etc.—and treating the patient’s condition. In addition to the conventional use of medications, physiatrists have expertise in the use of modalities (hydrotherapy, ultrasound, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, etc.), exercise programs, manual techniques, equipment (splints, corsets, braces), and coordination of therapy programs. Source: http://www.rehabmed.net/patient_ed/physiatry1.html
Conditions treated by physiatrists