Pain Warriors Unite - (202) 792-5600
The following five new resources have been added to:
Chronic Pain 101:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Pain (CBT-CP)
- Introduction to CBT for Chronic Pain
- Tom’s Experience in CBT for Chronic Pain
- Moving Forward Course
- Treatment Works for Vets
Living with chronic pain is challenging. It often feels like you just need the right medication or treatment to take the pain away. But often that’s not enough, especially with chronic pain. In fact, the best any medication or medical procedure has given you, or ever could give you, is 25 or 30 percent relief.
There are many other approaches to managing chronic pain, and better relief is often found when medications and invasive interventions are combined with or even replaced by active rehabilitation and education approaches, and behavioral-psychological treatments. This supports and strengthens the capacity of the person living with chronic pain to manage his/her symptoms in a way that fosters a more satisfying and vital life. In fact, rehabilitation through cognitive, behavioral, and physical reactivation treatments (also called functional restoration) often lessens or avoids the need for medications and other more invasive procedures.
This online training program provides customized content based on your own experiences and beliefs about pain and its treatment. After completing the course, a personal feedback report is provided with suggestions for steps you can take for better pain management and topics you should discuss with your health care providers.
- International Association for the Study of Pain * IASP is a leading professional forum for science, practice, and education in the field of pain.
- Pain Action * - http://www.painaction.com/
- Pain EDU * - http://www.painedu.org/
- Chronic Pain * - http://www.chronicpain.org/
- American Pain Foundation * - http://www.painfoundation.org/
- Pain Medicine * http://www.painmedicinenews.com/
- James A. Haley (Tampa) VA Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program Policy.
An example of a Hospital Policy Memorandum outlining the purpose and scope of an interdisciplinary program.
A detailed overview of the VHA Pain Management Strategy
- VHA National Pain Management Strategy: Update and Future Directions. A presentation by the Program Director for VA National Pain Management
If you’re a Veteran in crisis or Service member in crisis — or you're concerned about one — there are caring, qualified VA responders standing by to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The crisis chat is a free, anonymous, confidential resource that’s available to any Service member, including members of the National Guard and Reserve, and any Veteran, even if you’re not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care.
Whatever's got you down — chronic pain, anxiety, depression, sleeplessness, anger, or ever-disturbing memories of your tour of duty — a specially trained responder can provide support day or night.
A responder will answer and ask you a few questions. This responder will work with you to help you through any personal crisis, even if that crisis does not involve thoughts of suicide. You can decide how much you want to share.
The Veterans Crisis Line is also available by phone or text:
Veterans And Substance Abuse
Why does pain become chronic?
What is the biopsychosocial model of pain?
Why am I seeing a psychologist for pain?
How does stress play a role?
Spotlight on Pain Management is the first Tuesday of each month at 11:00am ET.
Intended Audience: Researchers, Clinicians, Operations, Veterans, and Public.
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