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Chronic Pain

Maine Resources

Family Caregiver Alliance: http://www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/home.jsp
The focus is on providing resources for those caring for people who have chronic illnesses.


Friend's Health Connection: http://www.48friend.org/index.php
A nonprofit support network that connects people with similar health problems for the purpose of mutual support.


National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA)- http://www.nfcacares.org/
NFCA focuses on family caregivers.


The Well Spouse Foundation: http://www.wellspouse.org/
$25 yearly membership fee. (No well spouse is denied membership in WSF due to financial hardship. If you are unable to afford full membership dues at this time, please enclose whatever amount you can.) Well Spouse is a national, not for profit membership organization which gives support to wives, husbands, and partners of the chronically ill and/or disabled.


The American Pain Foundation: http://www.painfoundation.org/default.asp
Information. Education. Advocacy.

National Resources

American College of Rheumatology: http://www.rheumatology.org/index.asp
This site maintains a list of practicing Rheumatologists.


Spondylitis Association of America (SAA): http://www.spondylitis.org/
A national non-profit volunteer organization, is dedicated to the eradication of ankylosing spondylitis and related diseases through education, advocacy, awareness and research.


Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association: http://www.rsds.org/
The Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association website is dedicated to providing the most comprehensive and timely information for those of you who are affected by, or interested in, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSD or RSDS), also known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). This neurologic syndrome often is characterized by disabling pain.


Interstitial Cystitis Network: http://www.ic-network.com/
Interstitial Cystitis is a bladder and pelvic pain disorder effecting millions men, women and children throughout the world. With symptoms of frequency, urgency. and/or pain, diagnosis can be elusive. Patients are often misdiagnosed with UTI.
 

RSI Support/Injured Worker Groups Provided by the CTD Resource Network, Inc.: 
http://www.tifaq.org/information/supportgroups.html
A 501(c)(3) organization providing educational material and charitable assistance related to the prevention and treatment of cumulative trauma disorders (also known as repetitive strain injuries).

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