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Health Links: Pain

The following Web sites are listed in alphabetical, NOT ranked, order.  Clicking on any of the links below will open the professional site in a new window.

American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA)
The ACPA is has over 800 chapters worldwide. Its purpose is to provide support for those suffering with chronic pain through education and self-help group activities. The ACPA's materials are a resource for individuals seeking to improve the quality of their lives and for the professionals who help them.

American Pain Foundation (APF)
The APF is an independent 501(c) 3 organization serving people with pain through information, advocacy, and support. The web site includes a pain resource locator, extensive information library, publications from the APF, links to other related web sites, and the current and back issues of the monthly newsletter Pain Monitor. 

American Pain Society (APS)
The APS is a multidisciplinary organization of basic and clinical scientists, practicing clinicians, policy analysts, and others. Its purpose is to advance pain-related research, education, treatment and professional practice. The website also includes access to the monthly The Journal of Pain from Elsevier Publications. 

Fibromyalgia Network
The Fibromyalgia Network's mission is to educate patients, health professionals, and government organizations on: Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS); chronic fatigue syndrome; and related disorders. 

National Pain Foundation
The National Pain Foundation is an online education and support community for pain patients and their families - your source for information about treatment options, and support. 

The Neuropathic Pain Network (NPN)
The Neuropathic Pain Network (NPN) is a coalition of organizations committed to raise public and professional awareness of Neuropathic Pain and actively support people afflicted with the condition.  The Web site contents are available in Spanish, French, and German. 

Partners Against Pain
This is an alliance of patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers working together to advance standards of pain care through education and advocacy. This web site includes education and resources, regulatory issues, pain assessment/control guides and tools, a news center, and an online edition of the journal Pain Matters


Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association of America (RSDSA)
The RSDSA is a non-profit organization founded to create public and professional awareness of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSD) also known as complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and to educate those afflicted with the syndrome.  RSDSA offers educational tools, programs, and resources for patients and healthcare providers.


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