There's a better way.

Better chronic pain treatment will improve the lives
of millions of Americans, save billions of dollars, and
reduce opioid misuse.

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No Longer Silent

Better chronic pain treatment will improve the lives
of millions of Americans, save billions of dollars, and
reduce opioid misuse.

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Lost in Chaos:
The State of Chronic Pain
in 2016

Millions of Americans living with chronic pain struggle because two important public health issues—chronic pain and opioid addiction—are misunderstood and have been conflated. Tension and misunderstanding surrounding chronic pain and opioid addiction characterize the state of pain in 2016.

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Our mission is to transform the way pain is perceived, judged and treated.

Educate

To educate the public about chronic pain as a disease, reframe the current dialogue on pain management and accurately articulate the relationship to the opioid epidemic. Learn more.

Engage

To bring people living with chronic pain — as well as caregivers and researchers — to talk openly about their values, beliefs, perceptions, and experiences. Learn more.

Advocate

To develop working relationships with policy makers and organizations that advocate for legislative and regulatory initiatives to positively impact people living with chronic pain. Learn more.

Face of Pain:

Ken Babb

“When you take pain medication, it doesn’t matter who you are. Everyone is questioning you all the time. It is a very dehumanizing treatment. You’re treated as a druggie with a drug-seeking habit. That’s all you are.”

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Face of Pain:

Jonathan Bell

“I had to learn to live with the disease and to work around it. It boils over into everyday life,” Bell said. “There’s no book to tell you how to live with the disease. It’s just learning as you go.”

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PAINS Blog

Lost in Chaos: The State of Chronic Pain in 2016

Millions of Americans living with chronic pain struggle because two important public health issues— chronic pain and opioid addiction—are misunderstood and have been conflated. Until these two health conditions are properly distinguished, studied and addressed, the...

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You see a man in a kilt. You don’t see his searing pain

Published by The Kansas City Star He doesn’t play the bagpipe. Nor does the blue tartan he wears have any personal significance for the native of Hutchinson, Kan., other than that his father-in-law recommended it. Frankly, if Babb had his druthers, he happily would...

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