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In The News

  • Tell Congress: Don’t punish people with pain

  • Several weeks ago, the House of Representatives passed HR 6, or the “SUPPORT Patients and Communities Act.” Many provisions of HR 6, if they remain in a compromise version of the bill, could be detrimental to pain patients. These provisions include:

    • Discouraging use of opioids post-surgery, even for major procedures
    • State reports on daily MME on covered individuals
    • Increased surveillance in hospitals and ERs on number of opioid prescriptions written
    • Medicare to investigate high-volume prescribers & take “corrective action” against “over-prescribers”
    • Medicare survey of patients may not include questions about how pain was managed unless they also include risks of opioid use
    • Restricting certain individuals in Medicaid to limited providers and pharmacies

    U.S. Pain Foundation is concerned these provisions would negatively impact people living with pain, particularly those who rely on opioids to manage their severe daily pain. If you are concerned, we ask you to reach out to your federal representatives and tell them.

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  • Self-care is not selfish

  • By Marianna Paulson, HealthCentral Health Guide

    Self-care is an important strategy for everyone. If you live with a chronic illness, please don’t negate or neglect this vital part of your treatment plan.

    Self-care can help propel you to better emotional, mental, and physical health. At the very least, it can help you maintain the quality of health you currently have. That’s not a bad thing. Far too often, the road of chronic illness is riddled with potholes, which can cause serious breakdowns.

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  • To be their advocate: A personal letter from one parent to another

  • Psychologist Jenna Krook, MS, offers advice on how to become your child’s best advocate.

    Dear fellow parents,

    Our journey started seven years ago when our son was diagnosed at 10 years old with reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD). This mysterious and debilitating condition was overwhelming—it became the center of our lives.

    Being an advocate for a sick child is a difficult role. When you face a condition as misunderstood and overwhelming as RSD, finding the time and resources to discover and advocate for treatment and intervention is a challenge. Learning what will work for your child takes time, and there is no quick answer.

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PROGRAMS

A Few U.S. Pain Programs

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INvisible Project

The INvisible Project uses photography and story to illustrate the struggles of those living with pain and chronic medical conditions.

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Learn About Your Pain

Learn about Your Pain is a comprehensive guide to the multitude of conditions that cause pain.

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Take Control Of Your Pain

Take Control Of Your Pain are patient-education days for pain warriors and care champions to learn tools to empower them to take control of their personal pain and medical journeys.

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Pain Medicine 411

Pain Medicine 411 shares credible information regarding medication safety.

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Our Commitment to You

An organization created by people with pain for people with pain, U.S. Pain recognizes and validates the challenges 100 million Americans endure every day. We therefore strive to be the leading source of support for care champions and those living with pain conditions.

U.S. Pain is here to offer hope, present information, share stories and honor those whose lives have been affected by pain.