• Pain Societies

    Complementary Treatments

     

    American Academy of Medical Acupuncture

    4929 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 428

    Los Angeles, CA 90010

    (323) 937-5514

    www.medicalacupuncture.org/

     

    American Association of Naturopathic Physicians

    Naturopathy combines traditional medicine with other modalities, including homeopathy

    4435 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Suite 403

    Washington, DC 20016

    (866) 538-2267

    www.naturopathic.org/

     

    American Association of Oriental Medicine

    PO Box 162340

     

    Sacramento, CA 95816

    (866) 455-7999

    www.aaom.org/

     

    American Chiropractic Association

    1701 Clarendon Blvd.

    Arlington, VA 22209

    (800) 986-4636

    www.amerchiro.org/

     

    American Holistic Medical Association

    12101 Menaul Blvd., NE, Suite C

    Albuquerque, NM 87112

    (505) 292-7788

    www.holisticmedicine.org/

     

    American Massage Therapy Association

    500 Davis St., Suite 900

    Evanston, IL 60201-4695

    Find a massage therapist: (888) 843-2682

    www.amtamassage.org/

     

    American Music Therapy Association

    Music Therapy uses music to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs

    8455 Colesville Road, Suite 1000

    Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

    (301) 589-3300

    http://musictherapy.org/

     

    American Osteopathic Association

    142 E. Ontario St.

    Chicago, IL 60611

    (800) 621-1773

    www.osteopathic.org/

     

    American Physical Therapy Association

    1111 N. Fairfax St.

    Alexandria, VA 22314-1488

    (800) 999-APTA

    www.apta.org/

     

    Aquatic Physical Therapy Section of the American Physical Therapy Association

    7853 East Arapahoe Court, Suite 2100

    Centennial, Colorado 80112-1361

    (303) 694-4728, ext. 60

    www.aquaticpt.org/

     

    Aquatic Resources Network

    3500 Vicksburg Ln. North #250

    Plymouth, MN 55447

    (715) 248-7258

    www.aquaticnet.com/

     

    Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback

    Monitoring involuntary bodily functions to gain voluntary control over those, relieving stress and chronic pain and promoting relaxation

    10200 W. 44th Ave. #304

    Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

    (800) 477-8892

    www.aapb.org/

     

    Feldenkrais Guild of North America

    Individual or group instruction in ways of moving that increases ease and range of motion, coordination, and flexibility.

    3611 SW Hood Ave., Suite 100

    Portland, OR 97239

    (866) 333-6248

    www.aapb.org/

     

    Hellerwork Combination of deep-tissue bodywork, movement education, and dialogue.

    Hellerwork International

    www.hellerwork.com/

     

    National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

    9000 Rockville Pike
    Bethesda, Maryland 20892

    (888) 644-6226

    http://nccam.nih.gov/

     

    National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists

    CBT is a form of psychotherapy that identifies thought patterns that have negative effects, and teaches how to replace them with more positive thought patterns

    PO Box 2195

    Weirton, WV 26062

    (800) 853-1135

    www.nacbt.org/

     

    American Occupational Therapy Association

    Occupational therapists evaluate the impact fibromyalgia has on clients’ lives, and help clients lessen or overcome limitations at home or work

    4720 Montgomery Lane

    PO Box 31220

    Bethesda, MD 20824-1220

    (301) 652-2682

    www.aota.org/

     

    Reflexology Association of America

    Reflexology stimulates specific points in the feet to affect corresponding organs or areas of the body.

    PO Box 26744

    Columbus, OH 43226-0744

    (740) 657-1695

    www.reflexology-usa.org/

     

    Reiki Council

    Reiki is the laying on of hands for healing purposes

    799 Roosevelt Road

    Building 4, Suite 001

    Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

    (630) 926-5891

    www.reikicouncil.com/

     

    Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association

    P.O. Box 889

    Middletown, CA 95461

    (707) 928-5860

    www.waba.edu/

     

    Yoga Alliance

    7801 Old Branch Avenue, Suite 400

    Clinton, MD 20735

    (877) 964-2255

    www.yogaalliance.org/

     

     

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    Disability and Work Issues

     

    Allsup

    Allsup is a leading nationwide provider of financial and healthcare related services to people with disabilities. Founded in 1984, Allsup has helped more than 100,000 people receive their entitled Social Security Disability Insurance and Medicare benefits. Allsup employs approximately 500 professionals who deliver services directly to consumers and their families or through their employers and long-term disability insurance carriers. Mention the National Fibromyalgia Association for priority assistance.

    (800) 279-4357

    http://www.allsup.com/

     

    Disability Attorneys

    The National Fibromyalgia Association is developing a list of disability attorneys who serve individuals affected by fibromyalgia. Click here to view or to add an attorney to the list.

     

    “Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency”

    A program run by the Social Security Administration to help people on disability get a job.

    (866) 968-7842

    www.socialsecurity.gov/work

     

    Patient Advocate Foundation

    Offers assistance to patients with issues connected to insurance, job retention, and debt or crisis matters.

    700 Thimble Shoals Blvd, Suite 200

    Newport News, VA 23606

    (800) 532-5274

    www.patientadvocate.org/

     

    Disabled Online

    www.disabledonline.com/

     

    Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Inc

    2212 Sixth St.

    Berkeley, CA 94710

    (510) 644-2555

    www.dredf.org/

     

    National Center on Physical Activity and Disability

    (800) 900-8086

    www.ncpad.org/

     

    National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives

    560 Sylvan Ave

    Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632

    (800) 431-2804

    www.nosscr.org/

     

    Allsup – Social Security Disability Representation

    Allsup is a leading nationwide provider of financial and healthcare related services to people with disabilities. Founded in 1984, Allsup has helped more than 100,000 people receive their entitled Social Security Disability Insurance and Medicare benefits. Allsup employs approximately 500 professionals who deliver services directly to consumers and their families or through their employers and long-term disability insurance carriers. For more information, visit http://www.allsup.com/.

     

     

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    Elder Issues

     

    Caregiver Guide to Senior Health Issues

    http://www.care.com/senior-care-p1142-caregiver-guide-senior-health-issues.html

     

    Eldercare Locator

    (800) 677-1116

    www.eldercare.gov/

     

    United States ElderCare Referral Agency

    1525 Mesa Verde Drive, Suite 210

    Costa Mesa, California 92626

    (800) 848-1008

    www.askeldercare.com/

     

    National Council on the Aging

    (202) 479-1200

    www.ncoa.org/

     

     

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    Finances

     

    Benefits Checkup

    People over 55 and those on disability can find out what benefits they may be eligible for:

    www.benefitscheckup.org/

     

    Social Security

    Provides Medicare and Medicaid information

    (800) 772-1213

    www.socialsecurity.gov/

     

    Chronic Disease Fund

    6900 North Vallas Parkway

    Suite 200

    Plano, TX 95024

    (877) 968-7233

    http://www.cdfund.org/

     

    US Department of Housing and Urban Development

    This department can connect you with your local Housing and Urban Development Office, which can lead you to a local housing authority that provides rental subsidies to low-income families.

    451 7th Street S.W.

    Washington, DC 20410

    (202) 708-1112

    www.hud.gov/

     

    Government Benefits

    www.govbenefits.gov/

     

     

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    Insurance

     

    Agency for Health Care Research and Quality

    Offer a booklet with suggested questions to ask about health insurance coverage, which also contains worksheets to help compare plans

    (800) 358-9295

    http://www.ahrq.gov/

     

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    Legal Issues

     

    Kantor and Kantor, LLP

     

    19839 Nordhoff St.

    Northridge, CA 91324

    (800) 446-7529

    www.kantorlaw.net/

     

    Legal Services Corporation

    National service can provide referrals to local legal aid societies that provide legal services to low-income people

    3333 K Street, NW, 3rd Floor

    Washington, DC 20007-3522

    (202) 295-1500

    www.lsc.gov/

     

     

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    Lifestyle Resources

     

    National Council on Independent Living

    Advocates for people with disabilities who strive to live independently

    1710 Rhode Island Ave. NW

    5th Floor

    Washington, DC 20036

    (877) 525-3400

    www.ncil.org/

     

     

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    Medications

     

    Patient Advocate Foundation

    A pharmaceutical co-payment assistance program for insured patients suffering with chronic pain.(866) 512-3861
    www.copays.org/

     

    Needy Meds

    www.needymeds.com/

     

    Partnership for Prescription Assistance

    Search for prescription assistance programs by state

    (888) 4PPA – NOW

    www.pparx.org/

     

    Lilly Cares

    Program of Eli Lilly to help indigent patients without insurance. Requires no fees.

    (800) 545-6962

    http://www.ahrq.gov/

     

    Together RX Access

    Patient assistance program for those who do not have drug coverage. Amount of assistance is dependent on total household income.

    (800) 444-4106

    www.togetherrxaccess.com/

     

    Astra Zeneca

    Foundation Patient Assistance Program

    Provides medications free to qualifying

    (800) 424-3727

    http://www.astrazeneca-us.com/

     

    Bridges to Access

    GlaxoSmithKline’s patient assistance program for non-oncology medicines provides GSK prescription medicines to eligible low-income patients without prescription drug benefits.

    (866) PATIENT

    http://bridgestoaccess.gsk.com/

     

    The Medicine Program

    (866) 694-3893

    www.themedicineprogram.com/

     

    Novartis

    Patient assistance program

    (800) 277-2254

     

    RxHope

    (877) 979-4673

    www.rxhope.com/

     

    Helping Patients

    www.helpingpatients.org/

     

    Lawson Healthcare Foundation

    (888) 380-6337

    www.a2zmedline.com/

     

    Free Drug Card Program

    http://www.freedrugcard.us/

     

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    Medical Resources

     

    Bureau of Primary Health Care

    Website provides referrals to health care providers across the country

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    Health Resources and Services Administration

    Parklawn Building

    5600 Fishers Lane

    Rockville, Maryland 20857

    (888) ASK-HRSA

    http://ask.hrsa.gov/pc

     

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    Healthfinder

     

    Resource for finding government and nonprofit health and social service information on the Internet

    US Department of Health and Human Services

    P.O. Box 1133

    Washington, DC 20013-1133

    http://www.healthfinder.gov/

     

    National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

    Information Clearinghouse

    1 AMS Circle

    Bethesda, MD 20892-3675

    (877) 22-NIAMS

    www.niams.nih.gov/

     

     

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    Mental Health & Counseling

     

    National Institute of Mental Health

    6001 Executive Boulevard

    Room 8184, MSC 9663

    Bethesda, MD 20892-9663

    (866) 615-6464

    www.nimh.nih.gov/

     

    American Psychiatric Association

    1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1825

    Arlington, VA 22209-3901

    (703) 907-7300

    www.psych.org/

     

    American Psychological Association

    Does not offer referrals

    750 First Street, NE

    Washington, DC 20002-4242

    www.apa.org/

     

    National Mental Health Association

    2000 Beavregard St.

    6th Floor

    Alexandria, VA 22311

    (800) 969-NMHA

    www.nmha.org/

     

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    1-800-273-TALK (8255)

    http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

     

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    Overlapping Conditions

     

    American Council for Headache Education

    19 Mantua Road

    Mt. Royal, NJ 08061

    (800) 255-ACHE

    www.achenet.org/

     

    American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association

    22100 Gratiot Avenue

    East Detroit, MI 48021

    (586) 776-3900

    www.aarda.org/

     

    American Chronic Pain Association

    PO Box 850

    Rocklin, CA 95677

    (800) 533-3231

    www.theacpa.org/

     

    American Pain Society

    4700 West Lake Ave.

    Glenview, IL 60025-1485

    (847) 375-4715

    www.ampainsoc.org/

     

    Anxiety Disorders Assn. of America

    8730 Georgia Avenue, Suite 600

    Silver Spring, MD 20910

    (240) 485-1001

    www.adaa.org/

     

    Association of Repetitive Motion Syndrome

    PO Box 471973

    Aurora, CO 80011

    www.certifiedpst.com/arms/

     

    Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America

    386 Park Avenue South

    17th Floor

    New York, NY 10016

    (800) 932-2423

    www.ccfa.org/

     

    Chronic Fatigue

    The CFIDS Association of America

    PO Box 220398

    Charlotte, NC 29222-0398

    (704) 365-2343

    www.cfids.org/

     

    Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

    730 N. Franklin, Ste. 501

    Chicago, IL 60610

    (800) 826-3632

    www.dbsalliance.org/

     

    Depression and Related Affective Disorders Association

    Meyer 3-181

    8201 Greensboro Dr., Suite 300

    McLean, VA 22102

    (888) 288-1104

    www.drada.org/

     

    Ehlors-Danlos National Foundation

    3200 Wilshire Blvd.

    Suite 1601, South Tower

    Los Angeles, California 90010

    (213) 368 -3800

    www.ednf.org/

     

    Endometriosis Association

    8585 N. 76th Place

    Milwaukee, WI 53223

    (414) 355-2200

    www.endometriosisassn.org/

     

    International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders

    PO Box 170864

    Milwaukee, WI 53217-8076

    (888) 964-2001

    www.iffgd.org/

     

    International Pelvic Pain Society

    (847) 517-7225

    www.pelvicpain.org/

     

    Interstitial Cystitis Association

    110 N. Washington St., Ste. 340

    Rockville, MD 20850

    (800) HELP-ICA

    www.ichelp.org/

     

    Lupus Foundation of America

    2000 L Street, N.W., Suite 710

    Washington, DC 20036

    (202) 349-1155

    www.lupus.org/

     

    Lupus International

    17985 Sky Park Circle, Suite J

    Irvine, CA 92614

    (888) 532-2322

    www.lupusinternational.com/

     

    National Headache Foundation

    820 N. Orleans, Ste. 217

    Chicago, IL 60610

    (888) NHF-5552

    www.headaches.org/

     

    National Multiple Sclerosis Society

    733 Third Avenue

    New York, NY 10017

    (800) FIGHT-MS

    www.nationalmssociety.org/

     

    National Sleep Foundation

    1522 K St., NW, Suite #500

    Washington DC 20005

    www.sleepfoundation.org/

     

    National Vulvodynia Association

    PO Box 4491

    Silver Spring, MD 20914-4491

    (301) 299-0775

    www.nva.org/

     

    American Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Hope Group

    PO Box 875

    Harrison, ME 04040

    (207) 583-4589

    www.rsdhope.org/

     

    Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association (RSDSA)

    99 Cherry St.

    Milford, CT 06460

    (877) 662-7737

    www.rsds.org/

     

    Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation

    819 Second St. SW

    Rochester, MN 55902-2985

    (877) INFO-RLS

    www.rls.org/

     

    Scleroderma Foundation

    300 Rosewood Dr., Suite 101

    Danvers, MA 01923

    (800) 722-HOPE

    www.scleroderma.org/

     

    Sjogren’s Syndrome Foundation

    8120 Woodmont Ave., Suite 530

    Bethesda, MD 20814

    (800) 475-6473

    www.sjogrens.org/

     

    Temporomandibular Joint Assn

    PO Box 26770

    Milwaukee, WI 53226-0770

    (262) 432-0350

    www.tmj.org/

     

    The VP Foundation (vulvar pain)

    Post Office Drawer 177

    Graham, North Carolina 27253

    (336) 226-0704

    www.vpfoundation.org/

     

    We Move

    movement disorders support

    www.wemove.org/

     

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    Pain Management

     

    American Academy of Pain Management

    13947 Mono Way, Suite A

    Sonora, CA 95370

    (209) 533-9744

    www.aapainmanage.org/

     

    American Academy of Pain Medicine

    www.painmed.org/

     

    American Pain Foundation

    201 N. Charles St., Suite 710

    Baltimore, MD 21201

    (888) 615-7246

    www.painfoundation.org/

     

    North American Spine Society

    22 Calendar Court, 2nd Floor

    LaGrange, IL 60525

    (877) 774-6337

    www.spine.org/

     

    Pain Treatment Topics
    202 Shermer Road
    Glenview, IL 60025

    (847) 724-0862

    http://www.pain-topics.org/

     

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    Research and Clinical Trials

     

    Center Watch

    Clinical Trials Listing Service

    22 Thomson Place, 47F1

    Boston, MA 02210-1212

    (617) 856-5900

    www.centerwatch.com/

     

    National Institutes of Health Clinical Trials

    (301) 496-4000

    www.clinicaltrials.gov/

     

     

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    Service Resources

     

    211

    For information about health and human services available in your community

    dial 211 or go to www.211.org/

     

    Family Caregiver Alliance

    180 Montgomery St., Suite 1100

    San Francisco, CA 94104

    (415) 434-3388

    www.caregiver.org/

     

    National Association of Social Workers

    Find a social worker in your community

    750 First St., NE

    Washington, DC 20002-4241

    (202) 408-8600

    www.socialworkers.org/

     

    National Family Caregivers Association

    10400 Connecticut Ave., Suite #500

    Kensington, MD 20895-3944

    (800) 896-3650

    www.thefamilycaregiver.org/

     

    National Council on Disability

    1331 F Street, NW, Suite 850

    Washington, DC 20004

    (202) 272-2004

    www.ncd.gov/

     

    National Pain Foundation

    300 E. Hampden, Suite 100

    Englewood, CO 80113

    (866) 590-7246

    www.nationalpainfoundation.org/

     

    Well Spouse Association

    A support network for spousal caregivers

    63 West Main Street, Suite H

    Freehold, NJ 07728

    (800) 838-0879

    www.wellspouse.org/

     

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