In The News
- Managing fibromyalgia in children
- Deadline to weigh in on federal pain management recommendations is April 1
- 2016 and 2017 990 Returns and a statement from U.S. Pain Foundation Board of Directors and interim CEO
By Brent Wells, DC, a chiropractor and founder of Better Health Chiropractic
If your child feels tired and achy, you may not worry initially. After all, there’s nothing urgent about what seems to be mild, general discomfort. However, if your child is constantly in pain, exhausted, having trouble sleeping, and experiencing intense moods, he/she may have fibromyalgia.
This condition is fairly common in adults, but parents and clinicians may overlook the possibility of juvenile primary fibromyalgia syndrome — that is, fibromyalgia in children.
It can seem, sometimes, like the federal government is weighing in on pain care without understanding what patients go through. Fortunately, a new task force charged with creating recommendations for pain management has worked hard to include the patient perspective.
This task force, called the Pain Management Best Practices Intra-Agency Task Force, recently released a much-anticipated draft report with recommendations for managing acute and chronic pain. After a 90-day public comment period ending April 1, the report will be finalized and submitted to Congress.
Update: As of January 4, 2019, U.S. Pain’s charitable solicitation registration was renewed by the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection.
The U.S. Pain Foundation has filed and publicly shared its 2016 and 2017 Form 990 Information Returns. The 990 Returns show misappropriation of U.S. Pain’s funds by the founder and former CEO, totaling almost $1.9 million over the course of three years, from 2015 to 2017.
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