The American Chronic Pain Association’s work includes helping people with chronic pain and their families. The website’s Pain Management Tools/The Art of Pain Management describes the important role of art in helping people with chronic pain.
Pain Management Tools/Videos includes more than 20 videos (with downloadable transcripts) with consumer stories and information on various conditions. Pathways Through Pain: Priorities and Goals describes participating in one’s own treatments and recovery.
Other videos include: The Impact of Pain; Pain Matters; Coping Within the Family; Implantable Medical Devices; Veterans in Pain; and Consumer Guide to Pain Management and Treatment. A five-minute Relaxation Exercise can be accessed at a computer.
Pain Management Tools/Resource Guide to Chronic Pain Medications assesses various medications, supplements and vitamins and their side effects, and provides a list of publications. The ACPA newsletter, The Chronicle (accessible through Quick Links) is a mine of valuable information.