Pain News Network is a 501(c)(3) non-profit online news service that provides in-depth coverage about chronic pain and pain management.  Our mission is to raise awareness about chronic pain, and to connect and educate pain sufferers, caregivers, healthcare providers and the public about the pain experience.

It is estimated that 1.5 billion people worldwide suffer from chronic pain --- including about 100 million Americans. Although chronic pain is a common experience, many pain sufferers feel isolated and misunderstood by their doctors, co-workers, family and friends. Many also go untreated or under-treated by the healthcare system.

Our reporters and columnists cover not only the latest research, regulations and treatments for chronic pain, but the many social and financial challenges faced by pain sufferers -- and the remarkable courage they display coping with what is often a lifetime illness.

We do not endorse or recommend any of the products or services you may see advertised on PNN. Our editorial team is not influenced by advertisers or donors. We do not publish "sponsored content."

Our stories are seen worldwide and reach millions of people. Pain News Network is a Google News and NewsNow certified publisher. We also belong to the Association of Health Care Journalists and the California Association of Nonprofits.

PNN is a registered charity with GuideStar and Benevity.

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