Please note that this category is only for sites that are directly promoting chronic pain support groups, and are from a service users perspective.
Sites in this category aim to serve the support needs of people suffering with the debilitating effects of Chronic Pain, and those who are searching for effective methods of pain management.
Chronic pain is a condition which persists for one to three months beyond the time that an expected acute pain or acute injury should subside or is associated with a chronic pathological process.
Pain management can be defined as the combination of various psychological techniques and practical strategies designed to optimize physical function, quality of life and to reduce emotional distress for people suffering with the effects of chronic pain.
The materials contained within these sites are not intended to replace professional medical care or attention by a qualified practitioner. The materials therefore cannot and should not be used as a basis for diagnosis or choice of treatment.