13 Resources for Chronic Pain: Books & Websites

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  1. Copen, Lisa J. Beyond Casseroles: 505 Ways to Encourage a Chronically Ill Friend. 505San Diego:Rest Ministries Inc, 2008.
  2. Copen, Lisa J. So You Want to Start a Chronic Illness-Pain Ministry. San Diego:Rest Ministries Inc, 2002.
  3.  Harvey, Greg. Grieving for Dummies.  Hoboken: Wiley Publishing, 2007. 
  4.  Kassan, Stuart S. and Charles Vierck, Jr and Elizabeth Vierck. Chronic Pain for Dummies. Hoboken: Wiley Publishing, 2008.
  5.  Koestler , Angela J. and  Ann Myers. Understanding Chronic Pain.  Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2002.
  6.  Thomas, Richard. Alternative Answers to Pain.Pleasanton: Reader’s Digest Association, 1999.
  7.  Wells, Susan Milstrey. A Delicate Balance: Living Successfully with Chronic Illness. Cambridge: Da Capo Press, 2000.


  1. PainFoundation.orgThe American Pain Foundation: Library has information on a variety of topics related to pain: qualifying for disability from Social Security, diseases that cause chronic pain, pain relief studies, therapies
  2. Pain.comDanemiller Foundation: Information for patients and a forum where pain medicine experts answer questions
  3. MayoClinic.Com The Mayo Clinic: Diseases and conditions are listed alphabetically – find updates in research and background information.
  4. MedlinePlus.gov,  Medline Plus: Access to summaries of many medical journal articles, extensive information about drugs, interactive patient tutorials, illustrated medical encyclopedia, and latest health news
  5. aaPainManage.org, American Academy of Pain Management: Database of 6,000 physicians and accredited pain centers
  6. AmPainSoc.org, The American Pain Society:  Database of pain treatment centers identified by location, services, classification and setting (home or hospital-based)

What books or websites have you found helpful?

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