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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

AMA Statement on House Vote to Patch SGR
March 27, 2014 [Source: AMA]

AMA Statement on Pending Vote for Temporary SGR Patch
March 26, 2014 [Source: AMA]

Migraine Attacks Increase Following Stress "Let-Down"
March 26, 2014 [Source: Montefiore]

Nerve Transfers Limit Pain for Amputees
March 21, 2014 [Source: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine]

Computers See Through Faked Expressions of Pain Better Than People
March 20, 2014 [Source: University of California, San Diego]

Study Aims to Ease the Burden of Lower Back Pain
March 19, 2014 [Source: University of South Australia]

Effexor XR 150 Mg Extended-Release Capsules (Pfizer) and Venlafaxine HCl 150 Mg Extended-Release Capsules (Greenstone): Recall - Possible Presence of Tikosyn Capsules
March 9, 2014 [Source: FDA]

Call Issued for Better Research, Treatment Protocol for Neuropathic Pain as a Complication of Bariatric Surgery
March 7, 2014 [Source: AAPMedicine]

Chronic Pain Researchers First to Link Regulatory Protein to Mu Opioid Receptor Signaling
March 7, 2014 [Source: AAPMedicine]

Higher Functioning Endogenous Opioid System Predicts Better Treatment Response For Neuropathic Pain Treated With Topical NSAIDs: Study
March 7, 2014 [Source: AAPMedicine]

Less Intractable Pain and Opioid Consumption Follow Administration of "Pregnancy" Hormones, Preliminary Study Shows
March 7, 2014 [Source: AAPMedicine]

Multidisciplinary Care Best for Pain Secondary to Bisphosphonate-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw: A Case Study
March 7, 2014 [Source: AAPMedicine]

Opioid Regimens that Deliver Best Pain Control Reflect Assay Findings of Cytochrome Defects: Chart Review
March 7, 2014 [Source: AAPMedicine]

Stanford Researchers Show Conditioned Pain Modulation Equals Less Activity in the Human Spinal Cord
March 7, 2014 [Source: AAPMedicine]

Stem Cell Transplant Shows "Landmark" Promise for Treatment of Degenerative Disc Disease: Mayo Clinic
March 7, 2014 [Source: AAPMedicine]

Fibromyalgia Patients May Be Grouped by Symptom and Severity Level, Informing Therapeutic Decisions, Study Finds
March 6, 2014 [Source: AAPMedicine]

Half of Veterans Prescribed Medical Opioids Continue to Use Them Chronically, Study Finds
March 6, 2014 [Source: AAPMedicine]

Heating Safety from MRI Radiofrequency Energy Demonstrated in Variety of Simulated Spinal Cord Stimulation Scenarios
March 6, 2014 [Source: AAPMedicine]

Mayo Clinic Researchers Found Most Injectate Spread to Surrounding Tissues After Pudendal Nerve Block
March 6, 2014 [Source: AAPMedicine]

Postsurgical Pain Control Linked to Patient Satisfaction with Hospital Experience
March 6, 2014 [Source: AAPMedicine]

Prescriptions for Benzodiazepines Rising and Risky When Combined with Opioids, Stanford Researchers Warn
March 6, 2014 [Source: AAPMedicine]

Reducing Wait Times Could Improve Spinal Cord Stimulator Success for Chronic Pain
March 6, 2014 [Source: AAPMedicine]

Study Shows Long-Lasting Improvements for Discogenic Low-Back Pain Treated with Minimally Invasive Intradiscal Biacuplasty
March 6, 2014 [Source: AAPMedicine]

Transforaminal vs. Interlaminar Epidural Steroid Injections: Both Offered Similar Pain Relief, Function for Radiating Low-Back Pain
March 6, 2014 [Source: AAPMedicine]

Northwestern Medicine Researchers Offer Relief for Severe Facial Pain
February 26, 2014 [Source: Northwestern Memorial Hospital]

Could Restless Sleep Cause Widespread Pain in Older Folks?
February 13, 2014 [Source: Keele University, UK]

First Evidence-Based Diagnostic Criteria for TMD Developed by Researchers
February 7, 2014 [Source: University of Buffalo]

Brain Uses Serotonin To Perpetuate Chronic Pain Signals In Local Nerves
January 23, 2014 [Source: John Hopkins Medicine]

NIDA's National Drug Facts Week (NDFW), January 27 – February 2, 2014
National Institute on Drug Abuse

Acetaminophen Prescription Combination Drug Products with more than 325 mg: FDA Statement - Recommendation to Discontinue Prescribing and Dispensing
January 14, 2014 [Source: FDA]

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