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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 Foundation
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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The American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) provided comments on the draft National Pain Strategy (NPS). Click here to view AAPM's comments to the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services.

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Latest Pain News

Safeguards to Prevent Neurologic Complications after Epidural Steroid Injections: Consensus Opinions from a Multidisciplinary Working Group and National Organizations
May 2015 [Source: Anesthesiology]

Brain Chemical May Offer New Clues in Treating Chronic Pain
May 6, 2015 [Source: The University of Texas at Dallas]

Light — Not Pain-Killing Drugs — Used to Activate Brain's Opioid Receptors
April 30, 2015 [Source: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis]

An End to Cancer Pain?: U of T Researcher Finds the "Pain Trigger"
April 23, 2015 [Source: University of Toronto]

Penn Medicine Researchers Introduce New Brain Mapping Model Which Could Improve Effectiveness of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
April 22, 2015 [Source: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania]

SLU Researchers Show that A3 Adenosine Receptor Can Activate "Off Signals" for Pain
April 16, 2015 [Source: Saint Louis University]

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]

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