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The Pain Community (a DBA of Women With Pain Coalition)

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, Public Health

Mission: To build and strengthen an active, energized and diverse community of people affected by pain by providing a foundation of support where education, wellness information and advocacy are promoted. TPC embraces, promotes, and educates people with pain about an integrative approach to management—an approach that is positive, hopeful, and empowering.

Target demographics: people living with pain

Geographic areas served: the virtual world of the internet

Programs: building an informed virtual community through which people with pain (and their family members and friends) can get the tools, resources, support, and coaching they need to become healthier and stronger and live full and meaningful lives. A 24/7 online support community that offers live chats, discussion boards, and blogs. These are private and secure where members can participate anonymously. A dedicated website section where pain resources can be easily searched. A dedicated website section that includes resources for people with pain on a wide variety of topics including: disease-specific information, treatment options and their safe use, coping techniques, communication tools, and healthy living with pain.

Community Stories

76 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Pain Community absolutely far exceeds my expectations and that is why I want to share my story. A person who lives with pain has a life that is constantly changing. It is hard to plan for anything even simple everyday things like going to a grocery store or for a doctor appointment. Now we are living within a pandemic and it just got so much harder to be a person living with pain and chronic illness. Like so many I am scared and my anxiety was beyond high and I decided to try one of the weekly support calls and let me tell you, what a wonderful experience it was. The moderator on the call was understanding and patience with me as I had a full on anxiety attack as we were talking. She was calm and spoke softly and compassionately and helped me slow my breathing down. She also used a distraction technique that I had never heard of to help me calm. She asked me to name 5 things I could see, 4 things I could feel, 3 things I could hear, 2 things I could smell and 1 thing I could taste. She was so patience with me and her distraction technique worked and helped me so much. We continued to talk and the more I listened to her soft voice, the calmer I got. I just want her and anyone who reads my story to know how much her being there on the other end of that phone line that day meant to me.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a caregiver it is important to have all kinds of support around you. People who understand what it is like to be a caregiver to someone who lives a life with chronic pain/chronic illness. The Pain Community offers that type of support and more because many of the volunteers live with pain or knows someone who lives with pain or is in the healthcare field of chronic pain. It is because of this diverse group of volunteers that you are able to get support from different perspectives and that is very important. The Pain Community is without a doubt a non-profit that you can donate too and support knowing that your donations are being used in all the right ways.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Pain Community absolutely far exceeds my expectations and that is why I want to share my story. A person who lives with pain has a life that is constantly changing. It is hard to plan for anything even simple everyday things like going to a grocery store or for a doctor appointment. Now we are living within a pandemic and it just got so much harder to be a person living with pain and chronic illness. Like so many I am scared and my anxiety was beyond high and I decided to try one of the weekly support calls and let me tell you, what a wonderful experience it was. The moderator on the call was understanding and patience with me as I had a full on anxiety attack as we were talking. She was calm and spoke softly and compassionately and helped me slow my breathing down. She also used a distraction technique that I had never heard of to help me calm. She asked me to name 5 things I could see, 4 things I could feel, 3 things I could hear, 2 things I could smell and 1 thing I could taste. She was so patience with me and her distraction technique worked and helped me so much. We continued to talk and the more I listened to her soft voice, the calmer I got. I just want her and anyone who reads my story to know how much her being there on the other end of that phone line that day meant to me.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Pain Community is different from other pain advocacy organizations. The Pain Community does advocate for all people with chronic illness. However, they also help us learn how to advocate for ourselves and others. They spend time one on one if we need it. They are all about true support and they are also people living with pain so they truly understand.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I just wanted to stop by and once again share how much The Pain Community means to myself and others who live with pain. The Pain Community isn't just another non-profit, The Pain Community was brought to life by a group of volunteers who live with pain, work with people who live with pain and care about people who live with pain. These volunteers continue to work to support and give of themselves despite their own pain. If you are looking for a great organization who cares about you The Pain Community is it! If you are looking for a great non-profit to volunteer with, The Pain Community is it! If you are looking to donate to a non-profit and want to know exactly where the money goes and how it is used then The Pain Community is it, they are totally 100% transparent. The support calls that The Pain Community provides every Tuesday of the week, is not just a support call, it is a safe place to share, a safe place to be yourself and to share your life with pain. The moderator has lived with pain for over 20 years and she is caring and supportive and real.

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1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have found out that the people who work quietly behind the scenes at The Pain Community are all volunteers. That means so much to me because it shows that they are there because of the passion they have to help others who live with pain.They aren't getting paid to get up and go to work everyday, they go because they want to help me and others, they want to make a difference in the lives of people with pain. That is 100% the coolest thing ever. Thank you to those behind the scenes, you have no idea how much what you do means to me.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Pain Community provides a place for people to learn how to advocate for themselves; learn how to participate in their healthcare and find a place where they are accepted. This safe place is open to all, gender, race, ethnicity and beliefs. In a time where gender identification has come to the forefront, we at the pain community embrace all and provide a safe place.

We also are very diverse and welcome new thoughts, ideas and are open to discuss barriers to pain relief and try to assist in removing those barriers. The assistance comes in the form of empowerment by providing tools for all. We believe in wellness, using integrative and holistic approaches.

I am proud to be a board member of The Pain Community and offer everyone the tools and support needed. The online presence removes transportation barriers while providing resources miles apart.

1 Maggie62

Board Member

Rating: 5

The organization’s website is a wealth of resources for everyone in pain community; Patients, Caregivers, Nurses, Social Workers, Doctors, Researchers, Healthcare Providers and you! In addition to research resources, there is a Pain College with learning modules and slide decks to help everyone add pain management tools to their toolbox.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

So many great resources are packed into the different Resources tabs of this web based support option for people with pain AND caregivers and clinicians that are part of a pain care team.

The chat room is great for people with hearing impairments to be able to interact in real time.

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1 Jim_171

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a caregiver to my spouse who has lived with pain for 25+ years. We have the usual ups and downs and when you add in a life of pain it takes it to a whole different level. I have found The Pain Community to be helpful in supporting both of us, her as the person living with pain and myself as the caregiver. It helps to be able to reach out to others who do understand this life we lead.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Pain Community has a small group of volunteers who are passionate about helping people living with pain. They volunteer countless hours of their time to make sure people living with pain have the support they need and a safe place to go for support, compassion and education.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Pain Community has been amazing for the support and information that it provides. The information is always up to date and accurate. The blogs are written by people who truly understands a life of chronic pain.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Pain Community is different than other non-profits who serve people living with pain. It isn't all about getting donations or trying to sell merchandise. The Pain Community is there to support us, to give people with pain a safe, comfortable and secure place to land. The Pain Community's online community is a wonderful caring place where you can get support and compassion. The outreach support conference calls are amazing, simply amazing. When you join one of the calls you instantly get the over whelming feeling of belonging and that you are exactly where you need to be and the support is fabulous.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Pain Community is a outstanding and extremely wonderful place to talk with people who are going through what you are and help each other. The weekly chats which I attend our wonderful and helpful to me. I have read other groups like them but none have that feeling of caring that I get from the Pain Community that is my opinion. I have recommended them to my other friends who need help. One of my doctors gave me the information to them and I am so glad as it has helped me as I said before. My doctor was happy I joined and encourages her other patients to join as well. They truly are a credit to the us who are members.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What set's The Pain Community apart from other non-profits is the volunteer's. They volunteer because they truly care about all of us living with pain. They understand a life of chronic pain because they live with chronic pain. The volunteers take what they have learned on each of their journey's and they openly share the ups and downs, the good and the bad and it is raw honesty. The support calls each week are open discussion and the moderator ensures that everyone who is on the calls has the chance to talk and share and that is important.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have found The Pain Community to be very compassionate and supportive. The website is full of great info and they offer a weekly support conference call. The blogs are about pain but also living a life of pain. The volunteers give so much of themselves and they live with pain also. Living with pain is hard, TPC makes it a little bit easier.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I think it is important to mention that some of the people who work behind the scenes at The Pain Community as volunteers are also people who live with pain. It gives me the sense that they truly understand my pain and what my life is like. I am sorry that some of them live with pain but it does help me knowing that they truly do care about me and others and they really, really do get what a life of pain is all about. I recommend The Pain Community to all people who live pain and caregivers too.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Pain Community may be a smaller nonprofit but the people behind the scenes who volunteer have great big hearts. They do what they do out of compassion for those who live with pain. The Pain Community offers the one on one approach and that can mean so much to someone who lives with pain and has felt alone for a long time fighting the pain. It takes real special people to volunteer so much of their time to help others and The Pain Community has those special people.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

It has been such a blessing in my life to be able to reach out and help other people living with pain. It never ceases to amaze me how strong and compassionate people who live with pain are. Helping others helps me deal with my own pain. I have met so many wonderful people and made lifelong friends on the outreach support calls, the Facebook page, the hosted chats and the discussion forums. The online community ensures that people with pain have a safe, secure and judgment free place to share.

1 TeresaS.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been living with pain for the past 28 years. I have found renewed strength in my never ending fight to stand up to the pain by being a volunteer with The Pain Community. Being a volunteer allows me to focus my energy on helping others who live with pain. TPC has many ways to volunteer and I urge others to visit the website and check out the different ways you can volunteer and help yourself while helping others.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The people that volunteer their time at The Pain Community are wonderful, caring, and compassionate. You will be hard pressed to find a better group of folks. It isn't about money or status, they are there for one reason, they are passionate about helping all who live with pain.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer of this organization it is rewarding to hear from people that they have found the tools useful to patients, clinicians, family members and caregivers. There is a wide range of resources available for free throughout the website; archived research articles, tips on coping with pain, how-to's and lots of way to interact with others.

The launching of the Pain College section last year with the Healing Arts module of self-paced webinars to understand what Art Therapy is and how to incorporate some of those principles into a comprehensive integrative pain care model has been popular. I went through the course once and am considering doing it again because it was so enlightening.

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1

Client Served

Rating: 5

There is so much in the resources section that I am always able to find something new that relates to my current situation. It is reassuring to know that one option for distraction from pain is to learn and do research; two thing easily accomplished at this web-based support organization.

1 Cliff - B

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been living with pain for many years and found that The Pain Community has done lots to help me making it through really tough times. Teresa Shaffer has become my rock and so helpful in many things including helping me get through tough times and has become a good friend.

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2

Client Served

Rating: 5

After six months I truly I am glad I joined this group and great organization. It truly as helped me lean more of the pain I go through daily and speaking to others and helping one another. The talks over the phone is wonderful and so much help. Thank you for being here for me and the many others I am sure you are helping.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a person living with pain and I volunteer with The Pain Community. I have found by helping others who live with pain, it helps me deal with my own pain. People who live pain need a community where they can feel safe, where they can feel compassion, where they can feel understood. The Pain Community offers all that and so much more. I feel honored to be able to volunteer with The Pain Community.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am new to a life of pain. I felt so alone and scared. I found The Pain Community on social media, on Facebook. I went to their website and they have so much information and it felt like I had found a home with The Pain Community.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Living with pain is hard and frustrating and sad and so much more. The people at, The Pain Community understand all of this and they take the time to get to know you so they can help you in the best way possible. The support calls that they do every Tuesday are so helpful. Everyone on the call can be part of the conversation and that is huge because many of us are home-bound and do not get to meet new people or make new friends. The support calls allow both of those things and it is good to know that I am not alone. Thank you to all at The Pain Community.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Pain Community is unique because the people who volunteer their time are also people who live with pain. It is so helpful to know that they truly understand the journey.

1 Karen K.3

Board Member

Rating: 5

TPC is continually supporting people in pain and is totally transparent. Current issues and concerns are addressed in a safe haven for all. I believe in the vision, mission and activities of TPC and would not be involved if I didn't believe in the organization. This great resource is free and accessible to all. A diamond glistening with hope and acceptance.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The Pain Community is an extremely valuable resource to provide education, assistance, support and a sense of community. Many of those using the site are unable to travel due to monetary, physical or other reasons. This wonderful site allows discussions, blogs and educational information to promote wellness. As a board member I believe that this non-profit reaches into hearts and home providing hope, a sense of community and a belief in the members. Also as a healthcare professional I believe that the website is crucial to wellness on all levels.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

One of the best nonprofit organizations around. Great feedback and I love the blogs that are posted.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Pain Community an amazing organization. I have enjoyed working with each of these individuals for the short time one been with them.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Pain Community is a fantastic organization. I enjoy the content and being able to love to chat with someone via the Live Chat feature.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My mom and brother benefitted greatly by being a part of this organization. The volunteers helped them find solutions to pain management when doctors could not. They fight the good fight, making sure that those in debilitating pain can find the doctors, the medications, and the routines that'll best help them stay mobile.

1 Melissa L.3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is an amazing organization and thank you to all of the hardworking people making it so successful.

1 Micke B.

Board Member

Rating: 5

This is the only pain organization in the nation for people living with pain who wish to be more informed about living a life of wellness and learn how to build a personalized pain tool kit using integrative pain relief methods. TPC connects, cares and listens!!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I am proud to be one of the founding board members of The Pain Community (TPC) and privileged to work with some of the most amazing people I know. The TPC mission is a passion from all who donate tireless volunteer hours to help others with pain live a life of quality and fulfillment to the best of their ability. Seeking wellness and integrative pain care options is the home of this non-profit---all are welcomed.

2

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am proud to serve on the board of The Pain Community--the only pain patient organization in the nation that embraces an integrative model of care.

2

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Pain Community is an organization truly dedicated to being a resource for people suffering from chronic pain. The website is a constantly growing resource that shines a spotlight on the latest as well as tried and true resources potentially helpful to pain survivors. What works for one, may or may not work for others, but by sharing our stories, we can be helpful to others. And their stories may be helpful to us. Methods of coping that we personally have not previously tried may be just what we need. Helpful tips in blogs are always worth a try. The chat room is a place where we can listen and share as we are comfortable. By sharing, we help ourselves and other pain warriors, by listening, we may learn new coping methods.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Pain Community is different than other organizations because they understand that the pain interacts with every aspect of our lives. The Pain Community wants to help people with pain to learn how to deal with everything that the pain affects, they are patient centered.

2

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am a pain management social worker and board member/volunteer with The Pain Community. It is an excellent pain patient/caregiver-focused virtual organization! I am proud to work alongside the other board members and volunteers and anticipate that I'll always be involved. People with pain and their loved ones are counting on the organization. It truly is a home for support connection, and purpose!

2 dcspeeckaert

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Pain Community has been a lifeline for my husband who has become an active member on the phone chats. The community has given him an outlet to connect with others who have and live with similar experiences.

2 susanalden

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Pain Community taught me about having a "Pain Toolbox" to "store" strategies for pain management. What a great idea!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Pain Community is a valuable source of information and fellowship for those who live with chronic pain, and for the people who love them.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The group chats have been a vital part in my rehabilitation. It is so important to be able to talk to other people who have similar challenges with chronic pain. Everyone who participates in group chat is positive and the moderators do an amazing job of keeping spirits up even if we are discussing a difficult topic. Although we don't all have the same issues, each person provides new insight into some of the challenges we each face dealing with chronic pain.

2 Carolyn124

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've volunteered for The Pain Community since its inception. I live with chronic pain myself and the services provided by TPC are crucial for those living with this disease. The chats and forum provide me a way to share with others who truly understand what I'm going through. They are positive and uplifting and give me hope. I've known the volunteers, board members and many of the participants for nearly 15 years and they are some of the best people I know.

This organization runs on a shoestring and deserves the support of those able to give it.

Carolyn Noel

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

The pain community has helped me so much. I feel very supported

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

The pain community is great for people with pain. It's a great way to get support and have some one to talk to.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Pain Community offers support and so much more. The online community is there so people with pain can talk and interact with others who truly understand a life with chronic pain.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I had never been disabled by pain before. With the progression of my condition and a significant increase in pain, everything changed. Many of the activities of daily living I'd always taken for granted were no longer easy to do. Just getting around and tending to all our basic needs became a struggle. Managing all the changes became a challenge. TPC and Teresa's conference call community provide a special weekly rest-stop on this difficult journey. On her call, Teresa has established an atmosphere of camaraderie..an environment that is healthy and responsive to the needs of people with chronic pain. It is a stress-free environment where people can relax and feel at ease just being who they are. Like its facilitator, the community is made up of caring people who, in mutual support, share with and inform one another in many important and positive ways.

1 Shirly H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The many great people at The Pain Community are always available to help you in your time of need with Chronic Pain. I, myself have been the lucky recipient far too many times to count. They give so much more than just plain old effort and the benefits to you will be enormous. World Wide Care Is Available To You. Reach Out. Shirly Reid

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Albeit a relatively new organization, I can attest to the credibility of all who make The Pain Community what it is. Having worked with many of them in the past, I can tell you that this is a very dedicated group of caring people who educate and advocate those and theirs living with pain, be it acute or chronic. Kudos to TPC! Onward and upward!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

TPC is a wonderful organization of fellow chronic pain warriors. It's so good to be supported and give support to others who suffer. I thank Teresa for her amazing work running the support groups.

Chall152

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been dealing with Chronic Pain for years and The Pain Community has helped me in a lot of ways. I have MS and RSD and the pain is like no other pain. The Pain Community (a DBA of Women With Pain Coalition) is a great site in helping others who deal with a lot of pain issues.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A great group of volunteers who always offer support, compassion and education.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am new to pain and it is hard to find trustworthy information online. The Pain Community refuses to give out any information that they cannot verify as being trustworthy. That gives members peace of mind and that means so much. As a person with pain I have enough to worry and stress about. The Pain Community helps me, help myself.

Larry V.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I found TPC to be helpful and encouraging, great website.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Pain Community is amazing. The website is super easy to use and they care.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It is great to have a website that helps people living with pain.

1 Ena M.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The website at TPC is easy to use and is very helpful for people in pain.

1 Amy_248

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The people who volunteer behind the scenes at TPC truly care about people who live with pain.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have suffered from chronic pain since 1989 and I had to give up my career as a US Marine. Over the ensuing years, my body has continued to find new ways to experience pain. Pain that never leaves me 24/7 365. Chronic pain and depression go hand in hand and as pain worsened, my depression followed suit. I was in a very dark place in my life and had all but given up, on the verge of committing suicide. I stumbled across this organization and became a member of the chat room. Through this and the excellent information, I began to understand my pain more and ways to counter the pain. The staff members helped me find ways to communicate to my VA Care team. I have my depression under control and no longer consider the choice I came very close to making. I can say truthfully that TPC saved my life. I now attempt to repay the debt I owe them by volunteering as a moderator for the chat room.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a caregiver to my soul mate who lives with chronic pain. We have been on this bumpy road for over 20 years. I have seen her through the good and the bad. The Pain Community has allowed her to blossom. It gives her a safe, secure place to connect with others who live with pain. She needed The Pain Community and they have never failed her.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I do not normally review a group or non-profit organization however, I believe that this advocacy group deserves some credit for their actions in the field of pain. I've been a national advocate for Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy a.k.a. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome since 2000. I have had some time to review most of the information found on their website and I am thankful that the group as a whole is dedicated to providing information and support to the underserved pain community. I hope that TPC will continue with the same level of information, support and advocacy for the pain community. Best of Health,

1 Angela106

Client Served

Rating: 5

As someone who has lived with chronic pain since 1996, this group has been invaluable to me. They have several learning tools that really do help. I've been able to take the lead in my medical care and put together a team I am happy with rather than letting doctors do what they want and have doctors who do not communicate with each other. I learned, with the help of TPC, to ask the more important questions of my doctors and let the little ones go until a later appointment. And in the chat room, I've made a lot of good friends that I really prefer to call family because they really are there for me whenever I need them, just like family would be. When my grandmother passed, they were there. When both of my in-laws passed, they were there. When the daughter of another member graduated, as many of us could got together to celebrate. And most recently, when I found out I had lung cancer and through my struggle to quit smoking, they have been there for me, so the people from the admins to just the users, go above and beyond to help one another. Everyone who joins is family!

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Individuals with pain need support and so often have a hard time finding it. They often are surrounded by family and friends who just do not understand the impact the pain is having on them and by healthcare professionals who may not believe that their pain is as bad as it really is. The type of supportive community offered by these dedicated professionals and volunteers is invaluable to chronic pain patients who are lucky enough to find this organization.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Passionate group of folks doing great work with great skill and heart.

Cindy153

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have lived with chronic pain for 15 years now and as a person who suffers with several life altering conditions that cause constant pain every day, I actually stumbled across the pain community by accident, so I thought at the time. I wasn't going to stay in the chat because I felt it wasn't for me and 1 particular member convinced me to stay and come back the next day. I did because really deep inside it was the first time that SOMEONE cared about me and understood the horrific pain that I was in!

I had lost my marriage, friends, employment etc. because of the pain I had daily and I had a daughter that suffered in other ways because she had a mother who had to be medicated all day every day just to survive. Over the course of a few months I found a forever family. Still to this day I have a fantastic pain family who supports not only me but my family members as well.

Many of us have grown very close and have even made it a priority to get together in person on several occasions, and I know that if I am ever in dire need, in pain, need an opinion, need to vent or just lonely I can call, come to this website, facebook, and I can get immediate support 24/7. I owe my life to my Painiac family and I can't imagine a day in my life without them.

Thank you to all the painiacs who have made my life worth hanging on to. Thank you to those I may not know but have prayed for me or kept me in your thoughts. It is wonderful to know you have a place to go! I pray that we can continue sites like this one that can reach out to many others who are in pain or even have similar sites for other problems in peoples lives!

Kimberlee2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My mother lived with chronic pain for the last 10 years of her life. The folks of the pain community were a blessing for her and for me. Although these folks have been associated and supportive under other organizational names, they have maintained the integrity of the group and supported the dignity and integrity of those in pain. I salute them. I thank them.

Radene C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Being alone when you are sick or hurt is horrible. Having a chronic pain condition means you are both. The Pain Community is a wonderful place of refuge for those of us who deal with devastating pain 24/7 (and for those who just have it bust in on their lives once in a while, too). Here there is always someone comforting another and when you reach out, many who respond quickly and support with whatever it is that you need in comfort and help. I love them!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Pain Community is here to help those in pain find their voice and speak out for compassionate, quality and just treatment of pain. They have chat rooms for those who need to talk to someone about what they are going through. Blog posts that stimulate discussion on a variety of topics related to Pain and the management of pain. Educational materials to help inform and educate the person in pain and the general public. Discussion forums and a lot more. I support The Pain Community as a volunteer and serve on the steering committee. I receive a lot of personal and group support and I am kept up to date with the latest news and research on pain issues. This is not a place to whine about pain...it is a place to advocate for self care and advocate for the best treatment possible for your pain. If they don't know the answer they will hunt for it until they find it.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Excellent community for chronic pain. Have received so much support from everyone and haven met a few fellow painiacs!!!! Ive made it through some tough times with this community of people and hope ive returned in kind. Excellent! !

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Pain Community is a great organization for emotional and educational support. Plus it is a non-judgmental place to be able to "vent" with others experiencing similar issues.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a great and growing organization for people like me who live daily with unspeakable pain. It gives good information, & good support for those in pain as well as their caregivers.