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 and about 50 million in the United States. 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.

In 2018, PNN stories were read by nearly 1.7 million people in 49 countries. 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 while 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 We do not publish "sponsored content" disguised as news.

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