Pain Research - Arthritis Pain Research - Chronic Pain Research
An Overview of Pain and Pain Research
Pain research leads researchers to possible new treatments.
Pain Drugs: Mice Help Researchers Discover Target For Reducing Pain
04/06/2006, Researchers suggest that more effective pain drugs may be developed in the future based on research involving Kv4.2 and ERK.
What Research Is Being Conducted on Arthritis Pain?
Research looks to increase understanding of arthritis pain.
The Pain Quiz - Acute vs. Chronic Pain
There's more to know about pain than the fact that it hurts. Do you know the difference between acute and chronic pain? Do men and women respond to pain differently? How many older people take a painkiller on a regular basis? What is R.I.C.E.? Are there any non-drug pain relievers? How much do you know about pain?
The Pain Relief Quiz
How much do you know about relieving pain? Pain serves as the signal that something is wrong in the body. There are many pain relieving techniques which can be tried. Do you know about the various pain treatment options? Take the Pain Relief Quiz.
Chronic pain - resources
Resources for people with chronic pain.
Pain disorder - Somatoform pain disorder
Pain disorder is persistent and chronic pain at one or more sites in which psychological factors are thought to play a role. In pain disorder, the suffering is so severe that it impairs a person's ability to function. Unfortunately, pain that is "psychological" in nature is often stigmatized both by medical professionals and the general public.
Somatization disorder is a chronic condition in which there are numerous physical complaints (chronic pain and other problems), lasting for years and resulting in substantial impairment, that are caused by psychological problems and for which no underlying physical problem can be identified. It is highly stigmatized and patients are often dismissed as having problems that are "all in your head."
The National Pain Foundation
An on-line education and support community for persons in pain, their families and physicians.
The American Pain Society
The American Pain Society website.
American Chronic Pain Association
The ACPA offers support and information for people with chronic pain.
The American Pain Foundation
Information, advocacy, and support for people living with chronic pain.
Partners Against Pain
Educating people about the best possible care for chronic pain, from Purdue Pharm.