This “Resources” section of the website is new, so it contains little (but valuable) at the moment. I’ll will add more content as my schedule allows. Please return in the next few weeks to view additional content.
NEW! US Pain Foundation – A Chronic Pain Crisis 2022– Between March 29 to April 12, 2022, U.S. Pain Foundation conducted a survey of 2,378 individuals to better understand the public health crisis of chronic pain. You definitely want to look at this excellent report. To access the main page, click here.
Best Practices Final Report May 2019 This is the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2019, May). Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force Report: Updates, Gaps, Inconsistencies, and Recommendations. Retrieved from U. S. Department of Health and Human Services. How pain management is practice is outlined in this document.
Relieving Pain in America –National Academy of Sciences published this 382 page report in 2011. Its content is still relevant to the healthcare challenges we still see today. The need for a transformed understanding of pain still remains largely unmet. We believe pain arises in the nervous system but represents a complex and evolving interplay of biological, behavioral, environmental, and societal factors that go beyond simple explanation. Knowledge of pain must be enriched from the molecular and genetic to the cellular, neural network, and systems levels. It is necessary to understand how the settings and surroundings in which pain occurs and is experienced have an impact on its biology. IOM (Institute of Medicine). 2011. Relieving Pain in America: A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education, and Research. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press
Don’t go it alone! If you’re suffer with chronic pain, consider joining a support group. The Pain Connection is a division of the U.S. Pain Foundation and has local and national support groups in which you can participate and these are of course free. Because of COVID all support groups are online via the ZOOM platform. You will find like-mind folks with struggles similar to those you might have. It’s a great way to meet some wonderful people.