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Sacramento, CA, July 29, 2009-The PAIN Exhibit has launched its third and newest version of its Web site at It has a new and improved look, and the site now offers user accounts, forums, a search function, and new art. In addition, a new Spanish version of the site is now available. James Gregory, Webmaster of, created the newest Web site and all previous versions.


The undertreatment of chronic pain remains a public health issue in the US and worldwide, resulting in unnecessary human suffering. Ignorance is the disease, and education is the only cure. Chronic pain costs an estimated $100 billion per year, and that cost will increase as populations continue to age.


The PAIN Exhibit is an educational, visual arts exhibit from artists with chronic pain, with their art expressing some facet of the pain experience. The mission is to educate healthcare providers and the public about chronic pain through art and to give a voice to the many who suffer in abject silence. Unlike a broken arm, chronic pain is often invisible and thus not believed. Art is far more effective at communicating the pain experience than words ever could be. Compare the words "Pain makes me feel trapped" with this image, was launched in March 8, 2004, and has been visited by individuals from 150 different countries. The PAIN Exhibit has been featured on ( and in articles around the globe in print, video, and online in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, and Farsi.


Medical and health educators worldwide are using art images to educate others about chronic pain. The use of PAIN Exhibit art remains free of charge for educational purposes. A complete list of educators can be seen at