Pain Awareness Month
Pain Awareness Month
|Did you know that September is Pain Awareness Month? Help IASP raise public awareness around pain, pain management, and all the great work that pain professionals do during the month of September (and beyond).
This year’s theme: #MyPainPlan
This year's theme focuses on the vital importance of an individualized, multidisciplinary, multimodal approach to pain care. Use the hashtag to share your plan to help advance multidisciplinary pain management, or share your pain care plan.
Use the tools below to share important information on social media, access the latest research and science around pain, and help shed light on the pain field.
The key to raising awareness is to get involved. Here are some ways that you can participate in Pain Awareness Month.
1. Spread the word
Easily contribute to the campaign by distributing IASP materials and resources anywhere you can, whether at a library or doctor’s office.
#MyPainPlan focuses on the vital importance of an individualized, multidisciplinary, multimodal approach to pain care. Use the hashtag to share your plan to help advance multidisciplinary pain management, or share your pain care plan. Don't forget to tag us!
3. Get social
Social media is a powerful tool for raising awareness. You can create your own posts by using graphics and IASP resources from this page using #PainAwarenessMonth. You can also retweet and share IASP's posts on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
Make a donation in honor of Pain Awareness Month and help IASP continue supporting our mission of working towards pain relief worldwide. To make a donation, click here.
Read and share all these resources for you and your community to learn more about pain.
- 2020 Global Year for the Prevention of Pain Webinar Series
- 2020 Global Year Resources and Previous Global Year Campaigns
- Pain Research Forum (PRF) Webinars
Resources for Living With Pain
Pain Story Videos
PAIN Journal Articles
- ICD-11 article collection
- Managing patients with chronic pain during the COVID-19 outbreak: considerations for the rapid introduction of remotely supported (eHealth) pain management services
- Sociodemographic patterns of pain in an urban community sample: an examination of intersectional effects of sex, race, age, and poverty status
- Evaluating the efficacy of an attention modification program for patients with fibromyalgia: a randomized controlled trial
- Biomarkers for predicting central neuropathic pain occurrence and severity after spinal cord injury: results of a long-term longitudinal study
- Additional Articles from the 2020 Global Year Collection
PAIN Reports Journal Articles
- Adverse childhood experiences and chronic pain among children and adolescents in the United States
- Association of chronic spinal pain with diet quality
- A novel cortical biomarker signature for predicting pain sensitivity: protocol for the PREDICT longitudinal analytical validation study
- Predicting poor postoperative acute pain outcome in adults: an international, multicentre database analysis of risk factors in 50,005 patients
- The association between daily physical exercise and pain among women with fibromyalgia: the moderating role of pain catastrophizing
- Articles from the 2020 Global Year Collection
Pain Research Forum (PRF) Articles
- Analgesia From General Anesthetics: A “Pain-Off” Switch in the Central Amygdala
- Does Dendritic Spine Plasticity Contribute to Pain? The Evidence Is Mushrooming
- When Mice Make Faces, Machine Learning to the Rescue!
- Fibroblasts Join the Ranks of Pain Targets
- TACAN: A New Mechanical Pain Sensor
- In the Search for New Drugs, the Migraine Field Wins the Day ─ Again
RELIEF News Items
- Building a Global Patient Alliance
- Advocating for Pain Relief Across the World
- Amplifying the Patient Voice for Better Pain Care
- Multidisciplinary Pain Care: A Teamwork Approach with the Patient Front and Center
- Managing Pain in Kids: What We Know and What We Don’t Know
- A Ten-Year Anniversary: Reflecting on the Declaration of Montreal
- Higher Pain Ratings in African Americans Rooted in Discrimination
- Providers’ Expectations Directly Transmit Placebo Effects to Patients via Facial Expressions
Free Fact Sheets (Available in More than 10 Languages)
- 2020 Global Year for the Prevention of Pain
- 2019 Global Year Against Pain in the Most Vulnerable
- 2018 Global Year for Excellence in Pain Education
- 2017 Global Year Against Pain After Surgery
- 2016 Global Year Against Pain in the Joints