3.5. Back and Spine conditions/disorders
INFORMATIONAL RESOURCE ORGANIZATIONS
- American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, OrthoInfo(AAOS) Ph: 847-823-7186 Provides information on orthopedic conditions and treatments, injury prevention, wellness and exercise, and more.
- American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR) Ph: 847-737-6000 Emphasizes the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders, particularly related to the nerves, muscles, bones and brain, that may produce temporary or permanent impairment
- American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Ph: 888.566.AANS (2267) Concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of disorders that affect the entire nervous system including the spinal column, spinal cord, brain and peripheral nerves. They offer patient educational information on their website.
- National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Medline Plus Resources about back pain, provides many links to related topics
- North American Spine Society— The North American Spine Society (NASS) is a global multidisciplinary medical society that utilizes education, research and advocacy to foster high quality, ethical, value- and evidence-based spine care for patients. They host a patient education website, Know Your Back.
- National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease Information Clearinghouse (NAMSIC). Visit Website - Toll free 877-226-4267 or TTY 301-565-2966
- National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) on What is Back Pain - Fast Facts, Easy to Read
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PAIN MANAGEMENT AND SUPPORT
- American Chronic Pain Association includes support groups and education for clients and their families Ph: 1-800-533-3231 Email: ACPA@pacbell.net
- NIH Pain Consortium includes information on pain research and clinical trials, various conditions, pain scales
- Translational Pain Research (617) 525-PAIN (7246)located at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA has an overall goal to relieve each person's pain experience and ultimately improve a person's quality of life.