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The Pain Research Forum does not provide medical advice, promote any product or service, or make physician referrals. The contents of the site are for informational purposes only and are not intended to substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.


If you are a patient, you can find more information at the sites listed below. In addition, please visit RELIEF, PRF's companion site for patients and the broader public.


If you are a patient advocacy or support group, or support pain research, please email the PRF to add your organization to this list. We especially welcome listings from organizations outside the US and international organizations. 


General Information:


National Institutes of Health


NIH Health Topics A to Z


Mayo Clinic Health Information (contains adverstisements)


Pain and Disease-Specific Information, Support and Advocacy Groups:


American Chronic Pain Association


Arthritis Foundation


Campaign to End Chronic Pain in Women 


Solve ME/CFS Initiative (formerly the Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome Association of America)


Endometriosis Association 


The Facial Pain Association


International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders


Interstitial Cystitis Association


Isaacs Syndrome/Neuromyotonia World Information Forum


The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society


The Neuropathy Association


National Organization for Rare Disorders


National Fibromyalgia Association


National Headache Foundation


National Institutes of Health (NIH) Pain Consortium


National Vulvodynia Association


Pain Connection


Patient Advocate Foundation


Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association


Sickle Cell Disease Association of America


The TMJ Association


U.S. Pain Foundation


Other Resources:


Facing Pelvic Pain: A Guide for Patients and Their Families

For patients and affected family members seeking simple & clear medical guidance to help navigate the many complexities of pelvic pain for women, men, and children. Learn the causes, symptoms & treatment of pelvic pain.


Pain Maps


The Therapy Directory UK