Pain Awareness Month 2021


The U.S. Pain Foundation seeks to raise awareness on the critical issues facing 50 million Americans living with chronic pain this September 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’ll be sharing a fact about chronic pain on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, along with sharing one article a week that focuses on different aspects of chronic pain awareness and care. At the end of the month, we will host a live event over Zoom that brings together experts in the field of pain care and patients to discuss why #PainCounts.

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

Show Your Support

Check out our free, downloadable content for Pain Awareness Month 2021. You can download graphics for social media, logos, and more through the links at right.

Please note that these materials may not be used for commercial purposes or altered in any way.

If you have questions about U.S. Pain Foundation’s Pain Awareness Month materials, email



Educational Handout

Webinar Registration

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!