Chronic pain is surprisingly common.
Understandably, statistics vary from source to source and from country to country, but even conservative estimates suggest that in excess of 20% of adults suffer from chronic pain.
With so many sufferers, there are a vast array of support groups, networks and organisations. Below, we have provided the details of a number of such groups, in respects of which we have received positive feedback. In each case, a link is provided to their website. If a particular group is not mentioned below, that does not imply that it is not doing valuable work.
A registered charity whose aims are the dissemination of information for chronic pain sufferers and the raising of public awareness of chronic pain.
Run by a CRPS sufferer who is a bilateral amputee as a result of the condition, this website promotes public awareness of CRPS, as well as providing information and support for sufferers and their wider support networks.
A charity formed in 2015 following the merger of FibroAction and FMA UK. The organisation provides a helpful source of information and resources for those wishing to learn more about the condition and it also hosts its own online forum with over 20,000 registered users.
Providing information, support and awareness for chronic pain.
Information and support for those suffering chronic pain.
An alliance of charities providing a voice for people suffering chronic pain.
Aimed at healthcare professionals working in the field of chronic pain, their website also contains some useful information and resources.
A registered charity whose aims are research and the dissemination of information relating to chronic pain.
A very useful website featuring pain management techniques and information.