OUR CORE BELIEFS
Driving what we do
We partner with the National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association advocating for research and the three A's of treatment for fibromyalgia and chronic pain - Appropriate, Accessible and Affordable.
The Consumer Pain Advocacy Task Force developed these beliefs and we unite with more than 50 other organizations in advocating for issues surrounding these beliefs:
Chronic pain is a real and complex disease that may exist by itself or be linked with other medical conditions.
Chronic pain is both an under-recognized and under-resourced public health crisis with devastating personal and economic impact.
Effective chronic pain care requires access to a wide range of treatment options, including biomedical, behavioral health and complementary treatment.
Denying appropriate care to people with chronic pain is unethical and can lead to unnecessary suffering, depression, disability and even suicide.