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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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Latest Pain News

Scientists Successfully Tune the Brain to Alleviate Pain
November 3, 2016 [Source: University of Manchester, U.K.]

Motivation to Move: Study Finds Mild Exercise Helps Decrease Pain and Improve Activity Level in Older Adults
November 1, 2016 [Source: Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS)]

Enlisting the Brain in the Fight against Pain
October 2016 [Source: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)]

Cause of Phantom Limb Pain in Amputees, and Potential Treatment, Identified
October 27, 2016 [Source: University of Cambridge]

Migraine Sufferers Have More Nitrate-Reducing Microbes in Their Mouths
October 18, 2016 [Source: University of California San Diego Health Sciences]

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October 17, 2016 [Source: University of Colorado Boulder]

HHS Finalizes Streamlined Medicare Payment System that Rewards Clinicians for Quality Patient Care
October 14, 2016 [Source: HHS]

Sleep is Key to Curing Chronic Pain
September 21, 2016 [Source: University of Warwick, U.K.]

Study Finds a Key to Nerve Regeneration
September 13, 2016 [Source: University of Wisconsin–Madison]

Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week, September 18-24, 2016
September 16, 2016 [Source: The White House]

FDA MedWatch - Drug Safety Labeling Changes (SLC) Program Now Available in New, Real-Time User-Friendly Format
September 1, 2016 [Source: FDA]

Scientists Report on Safe, Non-addictive Opioid Analgesic in Animal Model
August 29, 2016 [Source: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center]

Acupuncture May Yield Pain Relief for Children Who have Complex Medical Conditions
August 29, 2016 [Source: Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare]

Breakthrough Study Discovers Mechanism of Morphine Tolerance
August 18, 2016 [Source: Georgia State University]

Compound Kills Pain as Well as Morphine but May Lack Overdose Risk
August 17, 2016 [Source: Stanford Medicine]

AAPM Releases New Guideline: Methadone for Pain Management, Improving Clinical Decision Making
August 17, 2016 [Source: AAPM]

Targeting Brain Cells to Alleviate Neuropathic Pain
August 8, 2016 [Source: Rutgers University]

Neurosurgery Makes Pain Management Curricular Breakthroughs
August 2, 2016 [Source: AMA Wire]

Patients Seek Out Alternatives to Opioids in Treatment of Chronic Pain
August 1, 2016 [Source: NPR]

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