February 26, 2011

PAIN Part 5: Resources for Pain Management

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

Pain (Journal)

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

3 comments:

Melissa Kline said...

Great series, Janice! Thanks so much for compiling this helpful resource list!

Madeline Sharples said...

Thanks, Janice, this is such a great series and resource. Bravo! But, sorry that your pain was the instigator.

Janice Phelps Williams said...

Thank you Melissa and Madeline. I am almost 95% over this face pain but it did teach me a few things and delving into this subject was so helpful. TIME magazine arrived on Saturday and the cover topic? Pain!

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