The World of
Chronic Pain

More than 125 million Amercians are suffering.

Diseases &

These conditions can cause a world of pain.

& Treatment

Be sure you know the cautions and side effects.

Help &

Finding help is not always simple for those in pain.

Safety &

These tips can help prevent a lifetime of pain.

News &

Up-to-date news on pain-related issues.

Disease and Conditions

Ankylosing Spondylitis
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the joints between the vertebrae of the spine, and the joints between the spine and the pelvis.

Central Pain Syndrome
Central Pain Syndrome is a neurological condition caused by damage specifically to the central nervous system brain, brainstem, or spinal cord.

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy are often argued to be separate syndromes, but some authorities say they are one in the same.

Faulty Muscle Repair and Musculear Dystrophies
A recent study shows that a protein defective in two types of late-onset MD plays a critical role in the normal repair of muscles.

Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis is a serious chronic and progressive illness affecting your body's nerves to the point it can render a person disabled.

Paralysis - Christopher Reeve
The most famous case of paralysis in recent history is that of Christopher Reeve -- Superman to movie fans.

The Levels Of Paralysis
There is a public perception that paralysis means limbs just lie quietly. dead. They don't.

Restless Leg Syndrome
It feels like bugs are crawling on your legs, especially on the calves. Your legs tickle. They itch. You move them, trying to alleviate the sensation. You have the urge to keep moving your legs as you seek relief.

Trigeminal Neuralgia
Trigeminal Neuralgia, also called tic douloureux, is a condition that affects the trigeminal nerve (the 5th cranial nerve), one of the largest nerves in the head.