INFOBYTES: Seeking out pain-management resources

January 2005 
Volume 35  Number 1
Pages 74 - 75
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  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR)


  • American Pain Foundation


  • American Pain Society


  • American Medical Association


  • American Society for Pain Management Nursing (ASPMN)


  • The City of Hope Pain/Palliative Care Resource Center (COHPPRC)


  • The National Foundation for the Treatment of Pain


  • NIH Pain Consortium



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    MANAGING PAIN is a pervasive topic among health care professionals today. According to the American Pain Society, 45% of Americans seek care for pain at some point in their lives, and pain is the most common reason people seek medical attention. Fortunately, you can draw on many online resources for current information about managing pain, including the sites below.

    American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR)

    The AAPMR provides a general overview of arthritis, back pain, neck pain, pregnancy-related pain, chronic pain, and specific types of pain, such as hand and wrist pain in bicyclists. The current issue of the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is posted, with free access to article abstracts and some contents. Educational features include the Pain Drawing (above), which can be printed and given to patients to mark the location, type, and intensity of their pain.

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