The National Pain Awareness Campaign Untying the Knot National Pain Awareness Campaign founded by The National Pain Foundation www.NationalPainFoundation.org American Academy of Pain Medicine www.painmed.org Untying the Knot National Pain Foundation The National Pain Foundation (NPF) is a non- profit organization founded to advance functional recovery of pain patients through information and education. The NPF is built on the belief that proper treatment of pain conditions at any stage can positively change the direction of a person’s life. Untying the Knot American Academy of Pain Medicine The American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) is a not-for-profit educational organization for physicians practicing the specialty of Pain Medicine in the United States. Since its founding in 1983, the AAPM has evolved as the primary organization for U.S. physicians specializing in pain medicine. Untying the Knot Chances are, you know someone in pain 50 million Americans are partially or totally disabled by chronic pain Nine out of ten Americans (aged 18 and older) suffer from pain at least once a month 26 million Americans (15%) have severe pain 50% of Americans (aged 65 and older) suffer from pain on a daily basis Sources: The Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) Gallup Survey June 1999 Untying the Knot Chronic pain has many faces Other than cancer pain, doctors report treating patients for chronic pain associated with the following conditions - Lower back pain (75%) - Osteoarthritis (40%) - Headaches (26%) - Migraines (26%) - Fibromyalgia (12%) Sources: 1999 National Pain Survey © Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical 2002 Untying the Knot Components of chronic pain Many people who suffer from chronic pain experience two aspects of pain: •Persistent pain – pain that lasts 12 or more hours each day 1 •Breakthrough pain – flare of pain that “breaks through” the medicine taken around-the-clock, which typically peaks in as little as 3 minutes and may last up to 30 minutes 2,3 1. Labcevic JS. Pain management: medical and legal issues of undertreatment. In Weiner RS (Ed.), Pain Management: a practical guide for clinicians. Sixth edition. CRC Press LLC. 2002: 915-933. 2. Lobb J. Understanding Breakthrough Pain. National Pain Foundation Website. 2003. Available at: http://www.nationalpainfoundation.org/MyEducation/Treatment_BreakthroughPain.asp. 3. Portenoy, RK, Hagen NA. Breakthrough pain: definition, prevalence and characteristics. Pain. 1990; 41: 273-281. Untying the Knot Pain impacts quality of life 43% of adults (83 million) report pain frequently affects their participation in life’s activities 55% of senior citizens report suffering from pain on a daily basis Senior citizens report that severe or moderate pain often lasts over two years Sources: Gallup Survey June 1999 2002 NPF Telephone Survey Untying the Knot Pain has economic implications In 1995 pain caused 50 million lost work days at a cost of more than $3 billion in lost wages 8% of the workforce claimed short term disability due to pain (average of 17 days) Note: Short term disability starts after sick days are depleted, indicating significant lost work time. Sources: 1996 Survey by Louis Harris & Associates © Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical 2002 Untying the Knot Strengthening the doctor-patient relationship Pain accounts for 80% of all physician visits 64% of pain sufferers will see a doctor only when they cannot stand the pain any longer 42% of people who visit their doctor for pain feel misunderstood by their physician Sources: Gallup Survey June 1999 1996 Survey by Gatchel & Turk, Psychological Approaches to Pain Management Untying the Knot Strengthening the doctor-patient relationship 22% of chronic pain patients have changed doctors (at least 3 times) in their search for pain relief The primary reasons why chronic pain patients change physicians are: the doctor’s - attitude toward their pain - knowledge about pain - ability to treat pain Source: Chronic Pain in America: Roadblocks to Relief Conducted by: Roper Starch Worldwide Inc. January 1999 Untying the Knot Chronic pain patients and physicians deserve better resources National Pain Foundation www.NationalPainFoundation.org American Academy of Pain Medicine www.painmed.org Information for you and your patients right at your fingertips Untying the Knot The NPF Web site Provides the highest quality and most comprehensive peer-reviewed pain education material available today. www.NationalPainFoundation.org Untying the Knot NPF Web site features www.painconnection.org • My Pain – personal journal, pain inventory • My Education – pain information, treatment - Headaches/Migraines - Pediatric Pain - Back and Neck - Arthritis - Cancer - CRPS My Support – books, videos and links to many pain organizations My Community – patient’s stories, interactive discussions for support Untying the Knot The AAPM Web site Provides information tools for physicians and patients, and a searchable pain physician list by name, city, state or zip code. www.painmed.org Untying the Knot AAPM Facts AAPM is the only pain organization with representation in the AMA House of Delegates AAPM members represent numerous specialties, including anesthesiology, internal medicine, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, physiatry and psychiatry Untying the Knot American Board of Pain Medicine The American Board of Pain Medicine (ABPM) is committed to the certification of qualified physicians in the field of Pain Medicine. 1,500 pain medicine physicians are board certified www.abpm.org provides information regarding improvements to quality in pain medicine Untying the Knot How can I get involved Become a Pain Ambassador for National Pain Awareness. Sign up at www.NationalPainFoundation.org Participate in programs that improve outcomes for pain patients Utilize multi-disciplinary pain management groups Educate other health care providers about resources that help manage pain Untying the Knot How people in pain can help Educate yourself about available resources at www.NationalPainFoundation.org Access professionals specializing in pain therapies at www.painmed.org Participate in pain research and clinical studies Take charge of your treatment and participate in a multi- disciplinary program to manage your pain Write letters to legislators regarding roadblocks to effective pain management Untying the Knot Our mission is clear! Increase pain awareness We appreciate your interest! www.NationalPainFoundation.org www.painmed.org Untying the Knot
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