For more information on neurological disorders or research programs funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, contact the Institute's Brain Resources and Information Network (BRAIN) at:
P.O. Box 5801
Bethesda, MD 20824
Information also is available from the following organizations:
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
National Institutes of Health, DHHS
45 Center Dr, Rm. 4AS19 MSC 6400
Bethesda, MD 20892-6400
American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA)
P.O. Box 850
Rocklin, CA 95677-0850
Tel: 916-632-0922 800-533-3231
Provides self-help coping skills and peer support to people with chronic pain. Sponsors local support groups throughout the U.S. and provides assistance in starting and maintaining support groups.
American Council for Headache Education
19 Mantua Road
Mt. Royal, NJ 08061
Tel: 856-423-0258 800-255-ACHE (255-2243)
Non-profit patient-health professional partnership dedicated to advancing the treatment and management of headache and to raising public awareness of headache as a valid, biologically-based illness.
National Headache Foundation
820 N. Orleans
Chicago, IL 60610-3132
Tel: 773-388-6399 888-NHF-5552 (643-5552)
Non-profit organization dedicated to service headache sufferers, their families, and the healthcare practitioners who treat them. Promotes research into headache causes and treatments and educates the public.
National Foundation for the Treatment of Pain
P.O. Box 70045
Houston, TX 77270
Not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing support for patients who are suffering from intractable pain, their families, friends and the physicians who treat them. Offers a patient forum, advocacy programs, information, support resources, and direct medical intervention.
Mayday Fund [For Pain Research]
136 West 21st Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10011
The Mayday Pain Project works to increase awareness and to provide objective information concerning the treatment of pain.
American Pain Foundation
201 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-4111
Tel: 888-615-PAIN (7246) 410-783-7292
Independent non-profit information, education, and advocacy organization serving people with pain. Works to improve the quality of life for people with pain by raising public awareness, providing practical information, promoting research, and advocating the removal of barriers and increased access to effective pain management.
1330 West Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309
Tel: 800-283-7800 404-965-7100
Volunteer-driven organization that works to improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control, and cure of arthritis and related diseases. Offers free brochures on various types of arthritis, treatment options, and management of daily activities when affected.
National Chronic Pain Outreach Association (NCPOA)
P.O. Box 274
Millboro, VA 24460
National clearinghouse of information on chronic pain. Educates pain patients, medical professionals, and the public about effective management of intractable chronic pain.
From "Pain: Hope Through Research"
NIH Publication No. 01-2406
Last updated November 04, 2004