According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine: “While acute pain is a normal sensation triggered in the nervous system to alert you to possible injury and the need to take care of yourself, chronic pain is different. Chronic pain persists. Pain signals keep firing in the nervous system for weeks, months, even years.”
When it comes to pain, you are not alone. According to the Institute of Medicine, 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain.
See the short videos below to learn more about pain and what you can do about it.
We encourage other organizations to make use of these guidelines, including modifying them with local information and resources.
Our process for assisting other organizations to create their own version:
Please send us some background on your organization and your intended use of the guidelines.
We will send you a Microsoft Word document for you to modify, using track changes. Also include any additional pages and attachments – e.g. local resources and contacts.
We take your changes and create a new, professionally formatted PDF, customized for your organization, that you can print, distribute electronically, or post on your website. We charge for the time involved. Typically this is a nominal fee if your changes are not extensive.