Pain Awareness Month 2021


The U.S. Pain Foundation sought to raise awareness on the critical issues facing 50 million Americans living with chronic pain during Pain Awareness Month.

The initiative, #PainCounts, shows the devastating burden of chronic pain and the impact it has on real people. Each day, we shared a fact about chronic pain on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, along with one article a week that focused on different aspects of chronic pain awareness and care. We also hosted a live event that brought together experts in the field of pain care and patients to discuss why #PainCounts.

On this page, you’ll find all the articles we published, source information for each #PainCounts daily fact, and more. 


Why Your Chronic Pain Counts

Why Your Chronic Pain Counts

Our Pain Awareness Month event brought together experts in the field to discuss what needs to be done to improve chronic pain care for people across the country.


Educational Handout

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Daily Fact Sources

Our 2021 Pain Awareness Month campaign is made possible through the generous sponsorship of Sunbeam®, a leading manufacturer of electric appliances serving home and personal wellness.

Thank you for supporting the pain community!