Pain Organizations

US Pain Foundation
The mission of U.S. Pain Foundation is to empower, educate, connect, and advocate for people living with chronic conditions that cause pain. As a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to serving those who live with pain conditions and their care providers, U.S. Pain Foundation helps individuals find resources and inspiration.

The America Chronic Pain Association
Since 1980, the ACPA has offered peer support and education in pain management skills to people with pain, family and friends, and health care professionals. The information and tools on our site can help you to better understand your pain and work more effectively with your health care team toward a higher quality of life

International Association for the Study of Pain
The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) works to support research, education, clinical treatment, and better patient outcomes for all pain conditions with the goal of improving pain relief worldwide.

International Pain Foundation
The International Pain Foundation (iPain) is devoted to advancing access and quality care in order to help people suffering from a variety of muscular skeletal, inflammatory, neurological, emotional, degenerative and often rare conditions that involve chronic pain through education, awareness, and access to care projects.

American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
ASIPP offers extensive opportunities in advanced training relevant and necessary for the discipline of interventional pain management.

American Brain Foundation
The American Brain Foundation promotes and invests in research across the whole spectrum of brain disease, bringing together researchers and donors together to cure brain diseases and disorders.. We believe that when we cure one of these diseases, we will cure many.

The American Headache Society
The mission of the American Headache Society is to improve the care and lives of people living with headache disorders. The American Headache Society (AHS) is a professional society of health care providers dedicated to the study and treatment of headache and face pain. The Society’s objective is to promote the exchange of information and ideas concerning the causes and treatments of headache and related painful disorders. Educating physicians, health professionals, and the public and encouraging scientific research are the primary functions of our Society. AHS activities include an Annual Scientific Meeting, a comprehensive headache symposium, regional symposia for neurologists and family practice physicians, publication of the journal Headache and sponsorship of the American Migraine Foundation.

American Society for Pain Management Nursing
To advance and promote optimal nursing care for people affected by pain by promoting best nursing practices.

Ehlors-Danlos Society
The Ehlers-Danlos Society is a global community of individuals, caregivers, healthcare professionals, and supporters, dedicated to saving and improving the lives of those affected by the Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS), hypermobility spectrum disorders (HSD), and related conditions.

Emerging Solutions for Pain
Emerging Solutions in Pain (ESP) is an ongoing educational initiative developed to address some of today’s most critical issues in pain management. All ESP initiatives are developed in conjunction with leading experts to ensure advancement, relevancy and timeliness of information.

National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association
The National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association strategically focuses on issues facing people with life-altering chronic pain issues.

Migraine Research Foundation
MRF is a 501(c)(3) charity that raises money to award grants to researchers from around the world who are working to discover the causes, improve the treatments, and find a cure for migraine.

National Fibromyalgia Association

National Headache Foundation
Awareness, Advocacy, Education, Research, and Awareness- Increase public awareness regarding headache disorders and the impact it has on the individual, their families, and society.

The NIH Pain Consortium
The NIH Pain Consortium was established to enhance pain research and promote collaboration among researchers across the many NIH Institutes and Centers that have programs and activities addressing pain. To this end, the following goals have been identified for the Pain Consortium:
– To develop a comprehensive and forward-thinking pain research agenda for the NIH – one that builds on what we have learned from our past efforts.
– To identify key opportunities in pain research, particularly those that provide for multidisciplinary and trans-NIH participation.
– To increase visibility for pain research – both within the NIH intramural and extramural communities, as well as outside the NIH. The latter audiences include our various pain advocacy and patient groups who have expressed their interests through scientific and legislative channels.
– To pursue the pain research agenda through Public-Private partnerships, wherever applicable. This underscores a key dynamic that has been reinforced and encouraged through the Roadmap process.

The Pain Community
The Pain Community (TPC) is a non-profit organization that engages patients, caregivers, healthcare providers and researchers to improve access to effective pain management. Through comprehensive, integrative pain care, people can regain a life with pain at a higher level of wellness. TPC has educational and advocacy tools as well as houses research resources from respected experts in the field of pain.

The Facial Pain Association (FPA)
The Facial Pain Association (FPA) formerly known as the Trigeminal Neuralgia Association (TNA), a non-profit, 501(c)(3) volunteer organization, was founded in 1990 by a team of people who were profoundly grateful for recovery from years of disabling trigeminal neuralgia pain. The organization now assists thousands of others around the world. FPA has emerged as the world’s leading resource for information and health care guidance for all people suffering from neuropathic facial pain. Patients, their loved ones and healthcare professionals benefit from its programs of education, personal support, and advocacy efforts.

Trigeminal Neuralgia Association
The mission of Trigeminal Neuralgia Association(TNA) is to serve as an advocate for patients living with TN (Trigeminal Neuralgia) and related facial pain conditions by providing information, encouraging research and offering support.

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association (RSDSA) is an international 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization, based in Milford, Connecticut, formed in 1984. Our mission is to provide support, education, and hope to all affected by the pain and disability of CRPS/RSD, while we drive research to develop better treatments and a cure.
– Conducts conferences throughout the United States to provide the latest knowledge on treatment and research
– Connects individuals with CRPS/RSD with each other, as too often individuals with CRPS/RSD have never met someone else with the same disorder
– Provides hope and tools for now and the future.

The TMJ Association
The TMJ Association, Ltd. (TMJA) is a nonprofit, patient advocacy organization whose mission is to improve the quality of health care and lives of everyone affected by Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD). For over 30 years we have shared reliable information on TMD with people like you and invite you to read our website.

World Institute of Pain
WIP’s mission is to bring together the most recognized experts in the field of pain medicine throughout the world for the advancement and standardization of interventional pain practice and the achievement of improved standards of care for pain patients.

The MSA Coalition
The Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) Coalition™ founded in 1989, is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization (EIN: 74-2926378) devoted to improving the quality of life and building hope for people affected by MSA through a four-pillar mission:
1- Providing patients and caregivers with trusted and compassionate emotional support
2- Educating patients, care-partners and healthcare professionals with credible, critically important and relevant information
3- Funding patient-centric collaborative research aimed at alleviating symptoms, slowing disease progression and discovering a cure
4- Building a sense of community by connecting and unifying people affected by MSA

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