Pain Management Organizations And Information

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:

Information also is available from the following organizations:

  • American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA)
    P.O. Box 850
    Rocklin, CA 95677-0850
    Tel: 916-632-0922 800-533-3231
    Fax: 916-632-3208
    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)
    Fax: 856-423-0082
    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
    Suite 217
    Chicago, IL 60610-3132
    Tel: 773-388-6399 888-NHF-5552 (643-5552)
    Fax: 773-525-7357
    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
    Tel: 713-862-9332
    Fax: 713-862-9346
    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]
    c/o SPG
    136 West 21st Street, 6th Floor
    New York, NY 10011
    Tel: 212-366-6970
    Fax: 212-366-6979
    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
    Suite 710
    Baltimore, MD 21201-4111
    Tel: 888-615-PAIN (7246) 410-783-7292
    Fax: 410-385-1832
    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.
  • Arthritis Foundation
    1330 West Peachtree Street
    Suite 100
    Atlanta, GA 30309
    Tel: 800-283-7800 404-965-7100
    Fax: 404-872-0457
    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
    Tel: 540-862-9437
    Fax: 540-862-9485
    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