Medical Links – Including Suicide Prevention Hotlines (scroll down)

The Physicians Voice in Pain Medicine

The American Academy of Pain Medicine 
(AAPM) is the medical specialty society representing physicians practicing in the field of Pain Medicine. As a medical specialty society, the Academy is involved in education, training, advocacy, and research in the specialty of Pain Medicine.

The American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) Their mission is to facilitate peer support and education for individuals and their families so that these individuals may live more fully in spite of their pain.  This is a great resource for the chronic pain patient and their families; everything from Pain Management Tools and Awareness Event Calendars, to information on medications and support groups for all types of pain conditions. 

The American Fibromyalgia Syndrome Association (AFSA) is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to funding research that accelerates the pace of medical discoveries to improve the quality of life for patients with fibromyalgia.

American Society of Anesthesiologists  
Excellent information on nerve blocks and all things related to Anesthesiology, very good site and well worth a visit.

Centers for Medicare & and Medicaid Services  – Your source for all things related to Medicare and Medicaid. This is a Government run website. 

Cite Health 
CiteHealth is a health care ratings website for consumers to evaluate their health care providers quality in an effort to enable them to make informed decisions about medical care they may be receiving. They accomplish this by providing free reports on health care providers and communities and also by providing a vehicle for patients to convey their experiences and questions to one another.

Dept. of Veteran Affairs 
The Department of Veterans Affairs’ goal is to provide high-quality, prompt, and seamless service to veterans. The department strives for excellence in patient care and customer satisfaction and is committed to being an advocate for our nation’s veterans, helping them get the benefits they have earned and so rightly deserve. is a comprehensive online resource designed to provide people with disabilities access to the information they need quickly and easily. The site contains links to disability-related programs and services from many different government agencies.’s subject areas include benefits, civil rights, community life, education, employment, health, housing, technology and transportation.

Drug Interaction Information Website
This service allows you to take the preventive step of determining whether the drugs you are taking interact with each other, or interact with a certain food, and cause a bad reaction in your body.

FDA Promoting and Protecting Your Health 
This site, maintained by the FDA, has a great deal of information on everything from Medical Devices, Drugs, and Vaccines to Food, Tobacco, and Cosmetics. It lists the latest articles and alerts, like the “Drug Take Back Day” on September 29th, to a great story they did on the dangers of getting your medications from on-line pharmacies. 

FDA RECALLS – Visit here to see the latest medication recalls as well as a searchable database of past recalls.

Health Scout 
Various articles on health, including pain, as well as a searchable database.

How to Cope With Pain 
A guide to coping with pain. A resource for those with chronic pain, their families and friends, and for those who treat patients with chronic pain.

Medicare Information – We have a wealth of information on Medicare; plans, costs, Part A, B, D, and much more. Just click on the link to be taken there!

Military One Source 
The Wounded Warrior Resource Center is established to provide service members who have become wounded, ill, or injured, as well as their immediate families and their primary caregivers, with a single point of contact for assistance with reporting deficiencies in covered military facilities, obtaining health care services, receiving benefits information, and any other difficulties encountered while supporting wounded warriors.

National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association – (NFCPA)The National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association (NFMCPA) is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization.   We support people with chronic pain illnesses and their families and friends by contributing to caring, professional, and community relationships. Through continuing education, networking with support groups and advocates, and affiliation with professional organizations, the members of the NFMCPA have a place to be informed, get involved, and recognize achievements. Wonderful resource run by Jan Chambers, a great friend to the CRPS Community. 

National Fibromyalgia Association  
The National Chronic Pain and Fibromyalgia Association – Great resource for anyone dealing with not only Fibromyalgia but many types of chronic pain. They have a vast array of resources available ranging from basic information on Fibromyalgia, ongoing research, and support groups, to international information and resources, as well as Advocacy and many of the overlapping conditions that can occur with Fibromyalgia. As many of you know, CRPS is one of them, and it is not unusual to either have CRPS and Fibromyalgia concurrently or have CRPS eventually morph into Fibromyalgia. If you, or someone you know, suffers from this disease please stop by this website. Their LIFE Magazine is especially good! (be sure to check out our fibromyalgia section as well)

National Hyperbaric Oxygen Center
National Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Center is a state-of-the-art facility located in Palm Harbor, Florida, that utilizes six Sechrist hyperbaric chambers.  The Center’s director, Dr. Allan M. Spiegel, is a neurologist who has been practicing for over 25 years.  He has had much success in administering hyperbaric therapy, treating over 400 patients with RSD and CRPS, as well as patients with many other conditions, including stroke, traumatic brain injury and radiation necrosis.

The mission of NINDS is to reduce the burden of neurological disease – a burden borne by every age group, by every segment of society, by people all over the world.

The National Organization for Rare Disorders is dedicated to helping the nearly 30 million Americans with rare diseases, and the organizations that serve them, through programs of education, advocacy, research, and patient services.

Our mission is to promote public and professional awareness of CRPS and to educate those afflicted with the syndrome, their families, friends, insurance and healthcare providers on the disabling pain it causes. We encourage individuals with CRPS to offer each other emotional support within affiliate groups. Finally, we are committed to raising funds for research into the cause and cure of CRPS.

Great site to use when looking for information regarding medications!

Strategic Health Care – Very interesting website with Washington, DC policy info on healthcare (among other things). If you want to see what is going on in the capital, it seems these guys have the scoop. Fun to read if you have some time. 

Welcome to the Veterans Crisis Line WebsiteThe Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. SUPPORT FOR DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING VETS

Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available. – The confidential Veterans Crisis Line is available to all Veterans and their families and friends in times of crisis. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing can connect with professional, caring VA responders through online chat, text message (838255), and TTY service1-800-799-4889. The online chat, text, and TTY service are free, confidential, and available 24/7/365 to any Veteran and their loved ones, even if they are not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care.

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