Helpful Resources

 

  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) or Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
    www.rsds.org
    Excellent resource for information, support groups for people with RSD.
  • Consensus Statements on Opioid Use at The American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) Site
    www.painmed.org
  • Roadblocks to Relief Survey Presented at the American Pain Society Site
    www.ampainsoc.org

Patient information and model pain legislation.

Focus on improving pain management.

For healthcare professionals, including dental professionals: a source of information on symposiums, products and educational materials, and more. For the public: “a quick and easy way to locate Medical and Dental Professional Members in your area who have specialized knowledge and skills” in the field of Head, Neck and Facial Pain.

  • American Academy Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM)
    www.aahpm.org

Events and meetings, job listings, and position statements issued by physicians whose focus is hospice and palliative medicine. Practice, research and education are considered.

  • The American Headache Society [AHS] (formerly known as the American Association for the Study of Headache [AASH])
    www.ahsnet.org

For healthcare professionals. Offers CME, headache information, cassettes of scientific meetings, and instructions on how to subscribe to the journal Headache and how to join the society.

For patients.

An updated version of the article for the general public that appeared in the Mayo Clinic Health Letter. It discusses the causes of back pain, tests that may be used during diagnosis, treatments, and prevention of back pain. The article is directed to the general public.

Source for information on fibromyalgia, including lists of healthcare professionals and support groups specializing on fibromyalgia. The site is in the process of being expanded.

Links to resources from the National Institutes of Health, the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association of America, and more.