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Clinical Trials: A Way for Patients to Contribute to Pain Research

Clinical trials offer concrete mechanisms for individuals living with pain to contribute to the landscape of pain research — they're one of the most significant ways patients can play a role in creating hope for future pain relief. But what exactly are clinical...

How the NIH HEAL Initiative is addressing unmet needs of people with chronic pain

While chronic pain is a very individual problem, it also costs society at large so much: lost hours in productivity, wasted dollars on ineffective treatments, strain on the health care and insurance systems, and the collective impact on people living with pain in the...

Medically Complex? Tips to Prepare for an Emergency or Planned Hospitalization

I live with two incurable conditions that have led to many experiences in the hospital. Along the way, I have learned that, as a medically complex person, it is best to prepare for a planned or emergency hospital stay. I highly recommend taking time to create a...

From Lab to Real World: The Steps to Creating New Pain Treatments

Chronic pain affects more than 1 in 5 Americans, impacting their physical, emotional, and overall well-being, yet there have been few truly new treatment options in years. Still, various types of research are underway to find new medications and open new frontiers of...





Research Pain to Manage Pain

Research Pain to Manage Pain

The need for more pain management options has perhaps never been greater or more urgent—with more than 51.6 million Americans living with chronic pain and 17.1 million experiencing high-impact chronic pain. Yet despite the enormous disease burden...

The Impact of Pain in America

The Impact of Pain in America

The latest population health data findings from the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) reiterate an often-overlooked fact: millions of Americans are living with daily pain. Almost 21% of the U.S. population—51.6 million adults—lives...