Across health care and society alike, there are major gaps in knowledge about pain.
– Institute of Medicine Report, Relieving Pain in America, 2011
Continued emotional support is vital to the functioning of a family member in pain and to aiding in his or her rehabilitation.
– Institute of Medicine, Relieving Pain in America, 2011
The biomedical research community should pursue pain research with the same vigor expended on other serious and disabling chronic conditions.
Pain represents a national challenge. A cultural transformation is necessary to better prevent, assess, treat, and understand pain of all types.
Given the burden of pain in human lives, dollars, and social consequences, relieving pain should be a national priority.
We're building a national movement to change the way pain is perceived, judged and treated.