National Institute of Neurological Disorders and
NIH Neurological Institute
P.O. Box 5801
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and
Stroke (NINDS), a part of the National Institutes of Health, is the leading
U.S. federal government agency supporting research on brain and nervous system
disorders. It provides the public with educational materials and information
about these disorders.
American Chronic Pain Association
P.O. Box 850
American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) is a not-for-profit
organization that provides information and support to help people live more
fully in spite of their pain. ACPA groups across the U.S. are open to anyone
who is living with an ongoing pain problem. These groups provide support,
validation, and education in basic pain management and life skills.
American Pain Foundation
201 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-4111
The American Pain Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization serving people with pain through information, advocacy, and support. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for people with pain by raising public awareness, providing practical information, promoting research, and advocating to remove barriers and increase access to effective pain management. The foundation encourages people with pain to learn all they can about pain and pain management treatment options, become their own best advocates, and demand the treatment they need and deserve.
National Pain Foundation
300 East Hampden Avenue
Englewood, CO 80113
Through information, education, and support, the
National Pain Foundation (NPF) promotes the recovery of persons in pain. The
NPF website provides information and resources in an interactive way that
encourages patients to take an active role in managing their chronic pain. The
My Pain section of the website includes a Personal Inventory section to help
pain patients identify the information they need to manage their pain. The NPF
has information about pain conditions such as arthritis, back and neck pain,
and cancer pain. The NPF addresses the many approaches to pain management, such
as medicines, injections, surgery, acupuncture, biofeedback, chiropractic, and
physical therapy. The NPF also provides support for the special needs of
children in pain and information about psychological factors related to pain.
The website also provides information on clinical trials that are studying
pain management and treatment.