Pain Awareness Month: A Compendium of Resources

September is Pain Awareness Month, and with a topic as expansive as pain, we’ve combed the PHMP Knowledgebase and collected our pain-related articles in one space.

We’ve also included some great information and resources from The American Chronic Pain Association, originators of Pain Awareness Month.

Some statistics and figures about pain

According to the CDC and multiple other sources, the United States has high prevalence of chronic pain.

  • More than 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experience chronic pain
  • Approximately 8% of adults have high-impact * chronic pain
  • Most (84%) of high-impact chronic pain patients are unable to work outside of the home
  • Chronic pain is the No. 1 cause of disability and disease burden globally

(* Note: high-impact chronic pain is defined as those who responded “most days” or “every day” to the survey question, “Over the past 3 months, how often did your pain limit your life or work activities? Would you say never, some days, most days, or every day?”)

Useful tools from the ACPA

The American Chronic Pain Association has many useful resources, including:

One of the simplest and perhaps most useful tools included is The Ability Chart.

The Ability Chart is a simple tool for documenting how much pain you feel, on a scale of one to ten, engaging in a variety of common activities, such as climbing stairs and getting up from furniture.

The Ability Chart—which you can download and print from the ACPA website—is a great way for those who experience chronic pain to communicate with health professionals.

PHMP Knowledgebase Collections

Migraines and Headaches

All About Migraines Mini-Series

Skin Conditions and Pain

All About Psoriasis Mini-Series

General Info

Pain and Pain Treatments Mini-Series

  • LaChelle Rininger
    Posted at 07:51h, 27 September

    Very helpful. Love the charts

  • Maryann Colvin
    Posted at 16:01h, 26 September


  • Timothy O. Pratt
    Posted at 20:53h, 25 September

    Thank you

  • Francis Kese
    Posted at 13:01h, 25 September

    Very helpful information for what can be an overlooked debilitating condition.

  • Christy Orange
    Posted at 07:49h, 25 September


  • Rachal Townsend
    Posted at 06:30h, 24 September

    Useful information

  • Margaret Hamlin
    Posted at 17:17h, 23 September

    Thank you..

  • Christine Durand
    Posted at 09:41h, 23 September

    Thank you

  • Shannon Mitchell
    Posted at 08:54h, 23 September

    I will refer to the tips on pain and headaches.

  • Estella Robertson
    Posted at 06:36h, 23 September

    Thanks for the information.

  • Margaret Hamlin
    Posted at 17:52h, 22 September

    Thank you.

  • Sandy Schaefers
    Posted at 15:00h, 22 September

    Great information

  • tracey Norton
    Posted at 06:54h, 22 September

    Very educational

  • Larissa Tillman
    Posted at 01:42h, 22 September

    Great information ‍♀️

  • Debbie Jesselson
    Posted at 22:02h, 21 September

    Thank you for this info.

  • Excellent Information!
    Posted at 20:23h, 21 September

    Very informative!! Thank you!

  • Joseph k oletti
    Posted at 14:18h, 21 September

    Most informative. Thank you.

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