The following is used with permission from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center.

Web Sites
www.chronicpainsupport.org
Chronic Pain Support Group
The Chronic Pain Support Group provides a safe, supportive online environment where people can meet others who live in chronic pain.

http://www.craighospital.org/SCI/MET...gShoulders.asp
Craig Hospital’s article on Aching Shoulders
This site, run by Craig Hospital, asks -- and answers -- all the important questions about shoulder pain. From the home page, click on Spinal Cord Injury, then Health and Wellness. See Educational Brochures.

http://www.craighospital.org/SCI/MET...rExtremity.asp
Craig Hospital’s article on Upper Extremity Pain

www.spinalcord.uab.edu/show.asp?durki=21605
University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Pain Resources
The Spinal Cord Injury Information Center features information on chronic pain and all other medical aspects of SCI paralysis.

www.chronicpaincanada.org
North American Chronic Pain Association (NACPAC)
The North American Chronic Pain Association (NACPAC) is a Canadian association of self-help groups dedicated to providing support to people in chronic pain.

www.paincare.org
National Foundation for the Treatment of Pain
The National Foundation for the Treatment of Pain is a not-for-profit organization providing support for people with intractable pain, their families, friends and the physicians who treat them.

www.theacpa.org
American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA)
The American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) facilitates peer support and education for individuals with chronic pain and their families so that these individuals may live more fully in spite of their pain.

www.aapainmanage.org
American Academy of Pain Management (AAPM)
The American Academy of Pain Management (AAPM) is the largest multidisciplinary pain society and largest physician-based pain society in the United States. The Academy is a nonprofit multidisciplinary credentialing society providing credentialing to practitioners in the area of pain management. The Academy holds full voting membership in the National Organization of Competency Assurance.
aapm@aapainmanage.org
13947 Mono Way #A
Sonora, CA 95370
(209) 533-9744

www.chronicpain.org
National Chronic Pain Outreach Association
The National Chronic Pain Outreach Association, Inc. (NCPOA) is a non-profit organization established in 1980. Its purpose is to lessen the suffering of people with chronic pain by educating pain sufferers, health care professionals, and the public about chronic pain and its management.

http://carecure.org/
Care Cure Community
Welcome to the CareCure Community. Our forums provide the best and latest information on spinal cord injury care, caregiving, cure, funding, life, pain, sex, links, research, and trials. Register to post messages. Read our Forum Rules. Visit carecure.rutgers.edu/spinewire to read articles about spinal cord injury.

www.iasp-pain.org
International Association for the Study of Pain
Welcome to IASP®. We are the largest multidisciplinary international association in the field of pain. Founded in 1973, IASP is a non-profit professional organization dedicated to furthering research on pain and improving the care of patients with pain. Membership in IASP is open to scientists, physicians, dentists, psychologists, nurses, physical therapists, and other health professionals actively engaged in pain research and to those who have special interest in the diagnosis and treatment of pain. See for more links: http://www.iasp-pain.org/resuopen.html

www.ampainsoc.org
American Pain Society
The American Pain Society is a multidisciplinary organization of basic and clinical scientists, practicing clinicians, policy analysts, and others. The mission of the American Pain Society is to advance pain-related research, education, treatment and professional practice.

www.medtronic.com
Medtronic
Medtronic is the world leader in medical technology providing lifelong solutions for people with chronic disease. Medtronic is a medical technology company, which provides therapeutic, diagnostic, and monitoring products for the cardiac rhythm management, other cardiovascular, and neurological markets.

www.pain-connection.org
Pain Connection: Chronic Pain Outreach Center
A non-profit which provides monthly support groups in the Maryland area, information, referrals, and community outreach as well as a newsletter called Pain Connection.

University of Alabama at Birmingham’s InfoSheet # 10 Pain After Spinal Cord Injury http://www.spinalcord.uab.edu/show.asp?durki=41119

University of Alabama at Birmingham’s newsletter Pushin’On Summer 2002 is devoted to pain issues. Readable online with Adobe.
http://images.main.uab.edu/spinalcor...es/Aug2002.pdf

University of Alabama at Birmingham’s newsletter Research Review Spring 2001 “Pain After a Spinal Cord Injury” is readable online at: http://www.spinalcord.uab.edu/show.asp?durki=39091

http://www.aahd.us/newsletterarchive...healthBuzz.htm
American Association on Health and Disability’s Health and Disability News, Summer 2004 article “Chronic Pain: An Emerging Public Health Issue”

If you would like to take an alternative medicine approach, visit these sites:

www.aarp.org/confacts/health/altmed.html#know
AARP’s Alternative Medicine Information

www.healingtherapies.info
Alternative Therapies for Physical Disability


Books


· Mayo Clinic on Chronic Pain. Rochester, MN: Mayo Clinic, 2002. 2nd ed.

· Monga, Trilok N. , M.D. and Martin Grabois, M.D. Pain Management in Rehabilitation. New York, NY: Demos Medical Publishing, 2002.

Includes chapters on pain in spinal cord injury, stroke, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, and polio.

· Silver, Julie K. Chronic Pain And The Family: A New Guide. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2004.

· Spinal Network: The Total Wheelchair Resource Book. Horsham, PA: No Limits Communications, 2002.

See Chapter 2 p. 90-99 Chronic Pain


· Wall, Patrick D. and Ronald Melzack. Textbook of Pain. 4th ed. New York: Churchill Livingstone, 1999.

· Willhoff, Jude. Living Well With Chronic Pain. Parker, CO: Thornton Publishing, 2004.

· Yezierski, Robert P. and Kim J. Burchiel (editors). Spinal Cord Injury Pain: Assessment, Mechanisms, Management. Progress in Pain Research and Management Vol. 23. Seattle, Wash.: International Association for the Study of Pain, 2002.

· Zejdlik, Cynthia Perry. Management of Spinal Cord Injury. Boston: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 1992.

See Chapter 28 “Managing Pain”.

Videos

· Joe’s Story: Fighting Pain. Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities and Sciences. DVD or VHS.

Articles
http://depts.washington.edu/rehab/sc..._pain_sci.html
University of Washington’s article “Pain and Spinal Cord Injury: Causes and Treatments”

Pain & SCI: Understanding Molecular Batteries. PN/Paraplegia News. January 2003 pp.10-13.

Manual Therapy & Pain. PN/Paraplegia News April 2002 pp.23-24.

Pain During Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation: Client Perspectives and Staff Attitudes. SCI Nursing Fall 2002 pp.125-131.

Christensen, Susan. In Search of Relief. PN/Paraplegia News May 2004 pp.20-25.

Neuropathic Pain: Treatment Options. PN/Paraplegia News May 2004 p. 56



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