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Most Spinal Cord Injured individuals suffer from pain, not all the same kind of pain, but pain is pain is pain.
Maybe and hopefully these sites listed here can help relieve or get rid of pain: Miracles are welcomed.

NEW – The PAIN Exhibit is an educational, visual arts exhibit from artists with chronic pain with their art expressing some facet of the pain experience. The mission of the PAIN Exhibit is to educate healthcare providers and the public about chronic pain through art; and to give voice to the many who suffer in abject silence. EDITORS NOTE – GREAT CONCEPT! This site is a must visit many times over and over.

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NEW – Truth About Pain – There is a lack of understanding amongst healthcare providers and researchers about the pain experience. It is only through input from people with pain that this problem can be resolved. Truth About Pain is a group of individuals with chronic pain providing candid feedback about their experiences of living with pain. If you would like to participate or need more information please contact Mark Collen at <strongMark@PainExhibit.com

Spinal Cord Injury Volunteers are Needed! The Translational Pain Research Group at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital is conducting clinical trials that evaluate various medications to help relieve chronic neuropathic pain as a result of a Spinal Cord Injury. For more information call 1-617-525-PAIN (7246) or email us at paintrials@partners.org to see if you could be eligible for this research study. Ed note: Great web site; check out their Chronic Pain Section; What is Pain? Almost every patient that suffers from a spinal cord injury suffers from pain. Pain Following Spinal Cord Injury

The Right (and Wrong) Way to Treat Pain – HINT : IT TAKES MORE THAN A PRESCRIPTION PAD TO REALLY BRING RELIEF By CLAUDIA WALLIS Feb. 28, 2005 – Chronic pain is a thief. It breaks into your body and robs you blind. With lightning fingers, it can take away your livelihood, your marriage, your friends, your favorite pastimes and big chunks of your personality. Left un-apprehended, it will steal your days and your nights until the world has collapsed into a cramped cell of suffering. Penny Rickhoff’s world began to shrink suddenly in 1990, after a very tall and very heavy file cabinet toppled over onto her back. The freak accident damaged her spinal cord, leaving her with a constant, gnawing pressure in her lower back. ” If I sit for very long, I’m… Opps! We don’t usually post articles that should be free. However if you are searching for pain relief, you may want to pay the $1.99. -ed. Read Here The complete article is 2862 words long.

Rooting Out Pain By Elizabeth Enright, September & October 2004. – One third of Americans will have chronic discomfort. Finally, new discoveries—and new drugs—offer a hope of relief…

Many Faces of Pain is a special photo exhibition to honor those who courageously battle persistent pain to lead productive lives. The exhibit was created to pay tribute to the 50 million Americans who live with persistent pain and to raise awareness of the importance of appropriate pain management. The exhibit, which premiered on June 25, 2002 in New York City, is sponsored by Partners Against Pain®.

When pain is not properly treated or left untreated, it can lead to depression, loss of function and lost workdays. According to a national survey commissioned by Partners Against Pain, 33 percent of people with pain feel that they cannot function as normal human beings. Often the pain is so intense that they do not want to go on living. In fact, 80 percent of patients surveyed thought their pain was a normal part of their medical condition that they must live with daily.

What is Pain? Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage. In general, people can experience acute and chronic pain. Most people experience acute pain when they have a disease or injury to the body. It usually begins suddenly and acts as a danger signal telling you that something is wrong and that you need help. This acute pain can be severe or mild, but it usually goes away as the body heals. Chronic pain is like acute pain in that it can start suddenly. However, chronic pain differs because it can build up over time and continue long after the body heals. Acute pain is common after a spinal cord injury (SCI). The pain may occur as a result of the damage to the spinal cord, or it may occur from damage to other areas of the body at the time of injury. Pain after Spinal Cord Injury: InfoSheet #10

Spine-health.com provides comprehensive information about back pain, neck pain and full range of spinal disorders. I was about to take a quick look at this site and found myself reading several of the articles. -ed

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Long-Term Methylprednisolone Improves Recovery From Spinal Cord Injury

What medicines are used to relieve pain ? Medicines that relieve pain are called analgesics. Analgesics act on the nervous system to relieve pain without causing loss of consciousness. Analgesics provide only temporary pain relief because they do not affect the cause of pain. There are two types of analgesics…

Advanced Pain Care Providing Effective Treatment for Acute, Chronic and Neoplastic Pain

The AMERICAN PAIN SOCIETY (APS) is a multidisciplinary educational and scientific organization dedicated to serving people in pain.

The American Pain Foundation

The National Institutes of Health While acute pain is a normal sensation triggered in the nervous system to alert you to possible injury and the need to take care of yourself, chronic pain is different. Chronic pain persists.