For people in pain

APS is a multidisciplinary scientific and professional society. Because of legal restrictions and financial liabilities, APS is not able to offer individual consultations or medical advice. However, you may be interested in reading the position statements found in our Advocacy and Policy Section. You may also look for APS web site content information of interest to you by using our web site search feature

Most painful conditions can be treated and we hope you will find successful treatment options and compassionate care for your own situation

Arthritis Foundation

American Cancer Society

American Chronic Pain Association

American Council for Headache Education

Cancer Care

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

The Vulvar Pain Foundation

National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association

National Headache Foundation

The TMJ Association

Information from the National Institutes of Health

National Institute on Neurological Disorders and Stroke

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research – NIDCR

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

National Cancer Institute – NCI

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine – NCCAM

For the Primary Care Practitioner

APS is a scientific organization of researchers and experts with the expertise of pain management. APS has developed materials/content for the primary care practitioner to help in treating patients in pain

Fundamentals of Pain Management: A Primer for Residents and Fellows course

Collaborative for REMS Education (CO*RE)


Pain Control in the Primary Care Setting: Publication designed to help improve the quality of pain management in primary care and is based on current evidence and expert consensus about the principles of pain assessment, diagnosis and management

Clinical Practice Guidelines

Medscape Education Pain Learning Center

Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York Online CME

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine Pain Education website and pain curriculum

McGill University is offering an Online Graduate Certificate in Chronic Pain Management for health professionals who wish to enhance their knowledge and learn the latest developments in the assessment and treatment of chronic pain conditions

Enduring Materials


Publications and Online References

These academic journals and other publications focus on specific areas of pain research, treatment, education, and clinical practice


Here are organizations that specialize in pain research, treatment, clinical practice and education

Patient Resources

This list of resources may help individuals who are coping with pain

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