GYAP Musculoskeletal Pain


Official Global Year Against Musculoskeletal Pain Poster

11 x 17 inches (28 x 43 centimeters)
24 x 36 inches (61 x 91 centimeters)
36 x 48 inches (91 x 122 centimeters)

IASP Publications

Other Resources

Update on Fibromyalgia SyndromePain: Clinical Updates, Volume XVI, Issue 4 (June 2008). Author: Maria Adele Giamberardino.

Other Organizations Dedicated to Pain Research, Management, and Relief

American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is the national medical society representing more than 7,500 physicians who are specialists in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R).

American Chiropractic Association
The ACA provides lobbying, public relations, professional and educational opportunities for doctors of chiropractic, funds research regarding chiropractic and health issues, and offers leadership for the advancement of the profession.

Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
ARN's mission is to promote and advance professional rehabilitation nursing practice through education, advocacy, collaboration, and research to enhance the quality of life for those affected by disability and chronic illness.

Canadian Chiropractic Association
The mission of The CCA is to help Canadians live healthier lives by informing the public about the benefits of chiropractic care, by facilitating chiropractic research, and by advocating for health care system reform to ensure equitable and accessible health care for all Canadians.

Chronic Pain Association of Canada
The Chronic Pain Association of Canada is Canada's largest independent, not-for-profit charitable organization serving people affected by pain, through education, information, support advocacy.

Institute for the Study and Treatment of Pain
The Institute for the Study and Treatment of Pain is a non-profit organization dedicated to research, treatment, training, and education in chronic pain.

Pain Relief Foundation
The Pain Relief Foundation is a UK charity which funds research into the causes and treatment of human chronic pain and is concerned with education of health professionals about pain management.

Physiotherapy Pain Association
The PPA was formed to bring together and provide information for Physiotherapists with the common interest of managing patients with both acute and long term pain.

World Health Organization
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.


 All three videos are now available with subtitles in Arabic, Chinese, French, and Spanish! Click on the language links below the videos to view the subtitled version(s) of your choice.

This video, created by IASP Global Year Co-Chairs Dr. Lars Arendt-Nielsen of the University of Aalborg, Denmark, and Dr. Kathleen A. Sluka of the University of Iowa, USA, introduces the concept of musculoskeletal pain and the importance of understanding it.

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Chronic musculoskeletal pain and its treatment, though common, is often misunderstood. Many people have adopted false beliefs about chronic pain and chronic pain treatment. This video addresses some of the myths about chronic pain treatment.

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One of the best, most effective, and most long-lasting treatments for chronic pain is exercise. This video highlights the benefits of exercise in managing chronic pain.

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