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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 practice of pain medicine is multi-disciplinary in approach, incorporating modalities from various specialties to ensure the comprehensive evaluation and treatment of the pain patient. AAPM represents the diverse scope of the field through membership from a variety of origins, including such specialties as anesthesiology, internal medicine, neurology, neurological surgery, orthopedic surgery, physiatry, and psychiatry.

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AAPM FoundationThe Foundation’s purpose is to advocate for "patient safety" by providing funding support to expand and enhance research and education, and advocating for improved training and credentialing as a way to advance pain management.

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Latest Pain News

NCCIH Working Group Recommends Large-Scale Collaborative Research into Pain Management
February 11, 2015 [Source: NIH: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)]

World First Study Shows Back Strains and Sprains Most Likely in the Morning
February 9, 2015 [Source: George Institute for Global Health]

TAU Study Finds Stress Reduces Ability to Withstand Pain
February 8, 2015 [Source: Tel Aviv University, Israel]

Researchers Identify New Compound that Takes Aim at Neuropathic Pain
February 6, 2015 [Source: University of California - Davis Health System]

Don’t Let Back Pain Disrupt your Sleep
February 6, 2015 [Source: Baylor College of Medicine]

New Findings on How the Brain Ignores Distractions
February 3, 2015 [Source: Brown University]

Consortium-Backed Study Focuses on How Chronic Pain Develops
January 27, 2015 [Source: University of Cincinnati]

Hysingla™ ER (hydrocodone bitartrate) Extended-Release Tablets CII Now Available
January 26, 2015 [Source: Purdue Pharma L.P.]

Study Finds Experience of Pain Relies on Multiple Brain Pathways, Not Just One
January 13, 2015 [Source: University of Colorado, Boulder]

Music Eases Kids' Pain After Surgery
January 9, 2014 [Source: Feinberg School of Medicine]

BIDMC Study Suggests Worsening Trends in Headache Management
January 8, 2015 [Source: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center]

Chronic Low-Back Pain Research Standards Announced by NIH Task Force
December 11, 2014 [Source: NIH]

Trends in Drug-poisoning Deaths Involving Opioid Analgesics and Heroin: United States, 1999–2012 (NCHS Health E-Stat)
December 2, 2014 [Source: CDC]

Pain in a Dish
November 24, 2014 [Source: Harvard Stem Cell Institute]

SLU Researcher Finds an Off Switch for Pain
November 20, 2014 [Source: Saint Louis University]

NIH Study in Rodents Identifies a Pathway that Starts with Glutamate and Ends with Activation of Dopamine Reward System
November 12, 2014 [Source: NIDA]

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