Explore the resources below

  • Videos
  • Pain Self Assessment & Discussion Tools
  • Opioid Use Storage and Disposal
  • Advocacy Organizations & Community Connection

Short videos explore responsible opioid use and real stories from people affected by chronic pain and their families.

Pain Matters Documentary Film Clips

Watch short clips from the documentary to see first-hand the impact of chronic pain.

Introducing Pain Matters

Watch an introductory video about PainMatters.com.

NSAIDs Safety

This video from the American Chronic Pain Association discusses how to use NSAIDs safely and effectively.

Pathways through Pain: Priorities and Goals

This video from the American Chronic Pain Association will empower you to take control of managing your pain.

Short videos explore responsible opioid use and real stories from people affected by chronic pain and their families.

Pain Matters Documentary Film Clips

Watch short clips from the documentary to see first-hand the impact of chronic pain.

Introducing Pain Matters

Watch an introductory video about PainMatters.com.

NSAIDs Safety

This video from the American Chronic Pain Association discusses how to use NSAIDs safely and effectively.

Pathways through Pain: Priorities and Goals

This video from the American Chronic Pain Association will empower you to take control of managing your pain.

Download tools to help prepare for your next appointment and discuss your pain symptoms with your doctor.

Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Prepare for an exam room discussion about your pain experience using this guide.

Design for Dialogue

Join the pain community as we reimagine the exam room experience and a more open dialogue. Be the voice that inspires change.




Quality of Life Scale

A tool to assess the impact of pain on daily life provided by the American Chronic Pain Association.

Pain Scales

Measure pain numerically through these scales provided by the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

Pain Management Log

Track daily pain with this log from MD Anderson.

Wong-Baker FACES Pain Rating Scale

Using faces to describe pain intensity, this tool provides a more visual approach to pain assessment.

Before Your Visit

Prepare for your health care visit with this guide from the American Chronic Pain Association.

Pain Log

Measure and track pain over time with this pain log from the American Chronic Pain Association.

Ability Chart

Track how pain is affecting daily activities with this chart from the American Chronic Pain Association.

Nerve Pain Map

Identify nerve pain symptoms with this interactive map from the American Chronic Pain Association.

Back Pain Map

Identify back pain symptoms with this interactive map from the American Chronic Pain Association.

Head Pain Map

Identify head pain symptoms with this interactive map from the American Chronic Pain Association.

Helpful guidelines for responsible use, storage and disposal of prescription pain medicines.

Drug Disposal Guidelines

The US Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Administration provide guidance on the disposal of opioid medications.

Use & Storage of Opioids

Taking opioids responsibly from the US Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense. Eight Opioid Safety Principles for Patients and Caregivers from the American Academy of Pain Medicine.

Appropriate Disposal of Opioids

Find FDA guidance on the proper disposal of prescription opioid medications.

Also available en Español .

Care Card

This guide from the American Chronic Pain Association will help you safely fill, use and dispose of prescription drugs

Find support groups and community resources for people affected by pain.

Support & Advocacy Organizations

Several national organizations are dedicated to supporting people living with chronic pain and their families.

Pain Centers of Excellence

The American Pain Society’s annual award honors programs or services that exemplify outstanding clinical care.

Pain Perspectives Blog

Hear insights and perspectives into today’s complex pain management landscape from members of the pain community.

Aches & Gains SiriusXM Radio Show

Hosted by Paul Christo, MD., this weekly radio show on SiriusXM Family Talk 131, provides information on pain management.

Legislation Tracker

The U.S. Pain Foundation tracks pain policy at the state level.