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.

Finding Good Doctors

Finding the right physician who is the right fit can require many "interviews." Don't be afraid to "just say no" if the doctor you see isn't a good fit. Above all, don't give up. The right doctor is out there. Like the fairy-tale princess, you may have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince/princess.

Personal referrals are often the best way to find a good doctor. If you belong to a support group, ask people in it. Ask if you can use their name when you call for an appointment.

A Warning Guide to Clinics - Put together by physicians. Good reading and advice on choosing a doctor.

Lists of Pain Clinics and Doctors

WebMD - Lists over 500,000 physicians who specialize in chronic pain, spinal cord injury, various health management organizations, state medical boards, and other criteria.

Pain Clinics - List of pain clinics by state. Huge resource of pain doctors and specialists.

NACPAC - The North American Chronic Pain Association of American clinics.

Open Directory - Largest human-edited directory of doctors and pain clinics on the Internet.

Pain Care - Brief but thorough list of pain doctors and clinics.