Chronic Pain Resources & Educational Links
Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Programs
The American Chronic Pain Association provides information on chronic pain rehabilitation programs.
A TED Talk by Tracy Jackson, MD, of Vanderbilt University, on interdisciplinary chronic pain rehabilitation programs (aka, functional restoration programs).
A British Columbia, Canada based Organization with a mission to improve the lives of people in pain through education, empowerment, and innovation.
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) based Pain Management
Produced by the Alberta Health Services, of Alberta, Canada, a site that provides basic information on cognitive-behavioral principles for improving your abilities to cope with chronic pain.
Complications of Chronic Pain
From the U.S. National Institute for Mental Health, an informative site on depression, chronic pain, and the relationship between the two. The site also contains information on how to most effectively treat depression.
Brief summaries of a few research studies on mindfulness, put together by the American Psychological Association.
Neuroscience of Pain
A short video on how the brain produces the experience of pain and why different people experience pain differently. A TED Ed Lessons Worth Sharing by Karen D. Davis, PhD, professor of neuroscience at the University of Toronto.
Professor G. Lorimer Moseley – University of South Australia. Poor choice of titles, but the lecture is an empirically accurate review of the role of the brain and nervous system in producing the experience of chronic pain.
Another stupid title, but still worth the watch. Answers the question of why some people are more susceptible to developing chronic pain once an injury or illness occurs. A TEDx Talk: Silje Endersen Reme, PhD.
A brief video review of what happens in the brain when we learn and how it relates to rehabilitation.
Sites for the Self-Management of Pain
An informative collection of pages on chronic pain and to best treat it from Gloucestershire Hospitals, a National Health Service Foundation Trust, in England. See all the links to the right after clicking on the link above.
A document with information and multiple links on how to self-manage chronic pain, produced by the Oregon Pain Management Commission.
Information on self-managing chronic pain.
A highly acclaimed site that provides educational modules for learning how to self-manage chronic pain.
Tips for Coping
Information and worksheet for self-managing chronic pain from the Veterans Affairs (VA), United States.
A video by Dr. Mike Evans and the Evans Health Lab.
The last of the popular video series on how to self-manage chronic pain, reviewing multiple important, and empirically effective, ways to cope with pain. Again, a must see. Produced by Hunter Integrated Service (HIPS), University of South Australia, the University of Washington, and Hunter Medicare Local.
One of the popular Brainman video series on self-managing pain without opioids. A must see. Produced by Hunter Integrated Service (HIPS), University of South Australia, the University of Washington, and Hunter Medicare Local.
The first in the popular video series on how to self-manage chronic pain, reviewing evidenced-based approaches to cope with pain. A must see. Produced by Hunter Integrated Pain Service (HIPS).
Changing your posture can change your mood and self-confidence. Food for thought when attempting to reduce pain behaviors. An inspiring TED talk by Amy Cuddy, PhD, social psychologist at Harvard Business School.
Pain Advocacy Organizations
Canadian Pain Coalition
Canadian Pain Society
Canadian Pain Summit
Chronic Pain Association of Canada
Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome
CRPS and RSD
Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Help for Headaches
Patient Voices Network
People in Pain Network