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Pain Information and Advocacy
- Dr. Oz Raises Awareness about Pain in America! - The Dr. Oz Show interviewed top doctors this week about a familiar subject - pain. Dr. Oz was shocked to learn what so many of us live with every day. If you have faced barriers to effective pain care, or have been told that pain is "all in your head," be sure to share your story with him - Contact Dr. Oz. If you missed the show, you can view it online at: Dr. Oz Show.
- Upper Michigan Pain Evaluation & Treatment Network - Acute and chronic pain affects millions. Whether you're trying to get back to work or get back to the activities you love, you can count on the Marquette General Pain Network to provide you with the resources you need to get relief.
- Opioids 911 - Opiods 911 is for patients and their caregivers focusing on the proper and safe use of opioid pain relievers, provide an understanding of opioid analgesics and their various risks, and to suggest specific actions for preventing opioid-related problems, including: misuse, abuse, addiction, diversion, adverse reactions, overmedication, and life-threatening overdose. Instruction is provided on recognizing opioid problems if they do occur and on being prepared for what to do during an emergency.
- Pain-Topics.org - The mission of Pain Treatment Topics is to serve as a noncommercial resource for healthcare professionals & their patients, providing open access to clinical news, information, research, and education for a better understanding of evidence-based pain-management practices.
- Pain Facts - The American Alliance of Cancer Pain Initiatives and the American Pain Foundation - as part of the Power Over Pain public awareness campaign prepared this document.
- Patients Encouraged to "Speak Up" About Pain - Informational brochure for patients about speaking up about pain management, prepared by the Joint Commission.
- Let's Talk Pain - Let's Talk Pain is a Coalition of organizations, including leading advocacy groups, focused on increasing awareness and improving understanding of pain management.
- University of Michigan Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center
U of M Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center focuses on exploring the underlying neurobiologic mechanisms that drive these disorders, as well as testing new and existing interventions.
- Michigan Headache & Neurological Institute - This site contains in-depth information about head pain, neurology, general pain management, sleep disorders, behavioral medicine, physical therapy and research.
- Everyday Health - This site contains dozens of health and condition centers loaded with in-depth information from Harvard Health on the diagnosis, management, and prevention of dozens of diseases and conditions.
- Pain Resource Guide: Getting the Help You Need - This 32 page booklet offers those living with pain useful tools to get the pain care they deserve, including an overview of pain assessments and treatments and tips for how to find a pain specialist and support services.
- Advance directive and living will forms are provided by the Michigan State Long Term Care Ombudsman Office. - Every adult should, in advance, document what their medical choices are before a health crisis occurs. These advance directive and living will forms are provided by the Michigan State Long Term Care Ombudsman Office.
- Change How You Feel About Pain, Sleep Better? - Chronic pain sufferers who avoid dwelling too much on their pain sleep better, according to a new study. The research also suggests this group might experience less pain overall.
- For Parents: Opiate Use Warning Signs and Getting Help - The crackdown on illegal use of prescription painkillers in some parts of the country has fueled increased use of heroin -- a cheaper and more dangerous alternative -- among teens. Both the painkillers and heroin are opiates, a class of drugs derived from the poppy plant.
- Best and Worst Food for Pain - What you eat is crucial for so many conditions, such as diabetes, it would be great if the right food could also help ease chronic pain.
- ACPA Resource Guide To Chronic Pain Medication & Treatment 2013 Edition - The American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) advocates a multi-modal strategy for dealing with chronic pain. The ACPA focuses on pain management skills and self-help strategies that individuals can use with the approval of their healthcare providers.