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Support groups and feeling understood

By: Mary Beth Lewis As a person with chronic pain, it’s hard to find other people who understand my life. My daily challenges include pacing my activities, managing medical appointments, trying to find the energy to make a meal, as well as many others. My healthy...

Advancing multidisciplinary pain care at the federal level

The Substance Use Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act of 2018, while primarily intended to tackle the substance use disorder (SUD) crisis, included several pain management provisions. Perhaps the...

Learn how virtual reality can decrease pain

This month’s Building Your Toolbox event will be Tuesday, March 2, at 7:30 pm ET and will feature mental health expert Lucy Dunning, Ed.S, LCMHCS. Dunning will discuss how virtual reality can be used to treat chronic pain and block pain signals from reaching the...

Pain Warrior of the Month: Katie Benson

Full name: Kathryn Elizabeth Benson City & State: Fredericksburg, VA Age: 41 Pain warrior role: U.S. Pain advocate in 2017 and veteran’s support group leader since 2020 What type of health conditions you live with: Trigeminal neuralgia, chronic migraine, and...

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Massachusetts: Action alert

Massachusetts: Action alert

There is an important bill in Massachusetts that we’d like for you to take action on.    Prior authorization can be a cumbersome insurer approval process that can delay or prevent patients from being able to get treatment. Senate...

Join AfBPM’s pain summit

Join AfBPM’s pain summit

The Alliance for Balanced Pain Management's virtual summit is tomorrow from 11:30 am to 2 pm ET. The event is free and open to all, but you must register in advance. This annual summit brings together patients, providers, policymakers, and other...

Pediatric pain survey opportunity

Pediatric pain survey opportunity

The Pediatric Pain Warrior program is continually working to serve children with pain and their families. Below is a survey designed to help the program better understand the impact of pediatric pain and, thus, develop the most beneficial new...

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