Questions and Answers about Arthritis Pain
Where Can You Find More Information on Arthritis Pain?
1330 West Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309
404/872-7100 or call your local chapter, (listed in the telephone
World Wide Web address: http://www.arthritis.org
This is the major voluntary organization devoted to arthritis.
The Foundation publishes a free brochure, Coping With Pain, and a
monthly magazine for members that provides up- to-date information on all forms
of arthritis. The Foundation also can provide addresses and phone numbers for
their local chapters and physician and clinic referrals.
American Chronic Pain Association
P.O. Box 850
Rocklin, CA 95677
The Association provides information on positive ways to deal
with chronic pain, and can provide guidelines on selecting a pain management
American Pain Society
4700 West Lake Avenue
Glenview, IL 60025-1485
The Society provides general information to the public and
maintains a directory of resources, including referrals to pain centers.
National Chronic Pain Outreach Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 274
Millboro, VA 24460
The Association operates an information clearinghouse offering
publications and cassette tapes for people with pain. They also publish a
newsletter that includes information on pain management techniques, coping
strategies, book reviews, and support groups.
National Institutes of Health
1 AMS Circle
Bethesda, MD 20892-3675
World Wide Web address: http://www.nih.gov/niams/
NIAMS Fast Facts: 301/881-2731 (information 24 hours a day by fax)
*Brand names included in this fact sheet are provided as
examples only and their inclusion does not mean that these products are
endorsed by the National Institutes of Health or any other Government agency.
Also, if a particular brand name is not mentioned, this does not mean or imply
that the product is unsatisfactory.