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Support For Friends and Family

If your friend or loved one is suffering from chronic pain, it can be difficult to understand what they are going through. On the other hand, if you are suffering from chronic pain, talking to your loved ones about your pain may be difficult or even uncomfortable. Support groups, counseling and online information centers are valuable resources both for chronic pain sufferers and their loved ones.

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If You are Having a Crisis
Sometimes you can't get through it alone. If you are having a crisis, you may need some extra help. A list of valuable hotlines and resources by the American Pain Foundation.

Care Central - Support for Caregivers
When you have chronic pain, you are not the only one who needs help: sometimes your friends and family need a place to turn. Care Central is offered by the American Pain Foundation as a place for caregivers to share resources online.

Top Support Group Resources for Chronic Pain
About.com's guide to Back and Neck Pain reviews two major support sources for people with chronic pain: the National Chronic Pain Outreach Association, and the American Chronic Pain Association.

When Your Child Has Chronic Pain
No parent wants to see their child suffer. A Q&A by the National Pain Foundation's for parenting a child who has chronic pain.

Regional Pain Societies
How do you find a pain society near you? The American Pain Society's guide to support groups around the country.

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