Join our KNOWvember campaign—and receive a free face mask!

"KNOWvember" is our annual educational campaign themed around a specific area of pain management. For 2020, the theme is neuromodulation, which includes everything from TENS units to spinal cord stimulators. NEW this year: If you participate in any two of our three upcoming events, we'll send you a free U.S. Pain face mask!

Details about the events and how to earn credit can be found through the link below.

Nicole Hemmenway
CEO, U.S. Pain Foundation
Join two of three events to receive your free face mask.
1. A Twitter chat this Thursday!
2. A webinar on Nov. 12
3. A patient panel on Nov. 19
This campaign is made possible through the generous sponsorship of Boston Scientific and Abbott.
November news
U.S. Pain spearheads letter to Congress, 49 groups sign on
U.S. Pain spearheaded a letter urging a key committee to move forward with recommendations in the Pain Management Best Practices report. Read more.
Introducing the Disparities Solutions Advisory Council
Meet the 11 members of U.S. Pain's Disparities Solutions Advisory Council. Read more.
Next Building Your Toolbox event is Nov. 10
Learn about neuroplasticity in an intimate, interactive setting Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 pm ET. Read more.
Learn about telehealth
New resources to help you navigate telehealth for pain care, plus learn about an upcoming telehealth advocacy event. Read more.
Pain Warrior of the Month: Linda Shaw
Age: 64 years young
Location: Denver, CO
Pain warrior role: Advocate/ambassador since 2018, member of the Disparities Solutions Advisory Council
Health conditions: Degenerative arthritis of the back, osteoarthritis, and neuropathy.
Tip for pain warriors: "Movement is key- know your limits and move within them! Movement has been my best medicine once I was healed enough to start walking again. Although any impact causes discomfort, I recognize when I move, the blood flow allows my pain to subside. Prior to COVID-19, water aerobics was my exercise of choice for two hours of pure physical, mental, and spiritual rejuvenation!"
Fun fact: "I am a poet/voiceover talent and I love to sing!"
On the blog
Upcoming educational events
Events in orange are part of the KNOWvember campaign.
Upcoming support groups

Pain Connection Live conference calls (open to all):

  • Thursday, Nov. 5 from 1:30 to 2:30 pm ET
  • Thursday, Nov. 12 from 7 to 8 pm ET
  • Thursday, Nov. 19 from 1:30 to 2:30 pm ET
  • Saturday, Nov. 28 from 11 am to noon ET
This month's theme: coping with the holidays!

Please note that the Nov. 26 support group call has been canceled due to Thanksgiving.

Pain Connection also offers location-based support groups that are currently meeting over Zoom. States with groups include: Arizona, Florida, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, North and South Carolina, and Oregon.
New resources
Your support
Allows us to continue advancing our mission to serve people with chronic pain. You can also support us by hosting a Facebook fundraiser or shopping with Amazon Smile.
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