Pain Awareness Month – USA
September is Pain Awareness Month in the USA, a month dedicated to raising awareness of the issues surrounding pain and pain management. Chronic pain can be a major problem for aspergillosis patients (though speak to your doctor if the pain is extreme or worsening), and can interfere with you living a full and active life. Often it is difficult to explain hidden symptoms such as pain to doctors, friends and family, which can be frustrating and a barrier to accessing the care you need. The American Chronic Pain Association have therefore put together several resources for both patients and their healthcare professionals, in order to ensure that anyone living with chronic pain can access support for managing and living with pain.
- Pain Awareness Month History (includes a list of US organisations involved in the management and treatment of pain)
- Communication Tools
- Interdisciplinary Pain Management Programs
- Pain Awareness Toolkits
For information and support in the UK: