ACPA POSTS COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO PAIN CARE
Resource Guide offers an integrated guide to medical, interventional, behavioral, pharmacologic, and rehabilitation therapies
Making good decisions about pain care has never been more important than it is today, as health care providers, policy makers, and people with pain struggle through the opioid crisis.The ACPA Resource Guide To Chronic Pain Management can help with comprehensive information about all the treatments now being used to help people manage their pain.The new version for 2019 is now available on the organization's web site: theacpa.org.
The ACPA Resource Guide to Chronic Pain Management combines practical clinical experience and the most recent scientific information presented in an easy to read format for consumers and professionals. The Resource Guide is updated annually by Steven Feinberg, MD, MPH, and reviewed by a group of ten leaders in the pain care field.
The ACPA considers the use of medication and other treatments to be a matter for individuals to decide together with their health care professionals. The ACPA takes no position on medical treatment choices and the information the ACPA provides in this resource guide about medical care is educational only.
"Our hope in making this information available is that people with pain will be better able to discuss treatment options with their providers and make sound individual decisions," noted Dr. Feinberg.
For more information, contact the American Chronic Pain Association at 800.533.3231 or via email at ACPA@pacbell.net.
The American Chronic Pain Association, founded in 1980, is a nonprofit organization providing help and hope to those suffering from chronic pain (pain that lasts six months or longer). Its mission is to facilitate peer support and education for individuals with chronic pain and their families so that these individuals may live more fully in spite of their pain and to raise awareness among the health care community, policy makers, and the public at large about issues of living with chronic pain. The ACPA offers education in pain management skills and support groups for those with chronic pain.Its goal is to help people with pain take an active role in the recovery process so that they can improve the quality of their lives and reduce their sense of suffering.