Pain Management for Adults

Pain is a serious medical concern in America.  For those with a bleeding disorder, pain as a result of a bleeding episode can result in acute and/or chronic pain issues.  This toolkit provides resources about many pain related issues in the form of:

If you or a loved one need help, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Helpline  is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental health and/or substance use disorders.

View presentations, downloads and links to other resources including:

Pain Management and Opioid Dependency (webinar)

Young Adults Hangout: Creative Strategies for Coping with Pain

National Hemophilia Foundation, Hemaware Pain Management

Center for Disease Control (CDC): These resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention addresses prescription opioid use and communication between patient and provider.

Promoting Safer and More Effective Pain Management

Safer, More Effective Pain Management 

Arthritis Foundation:

Leading the fight for the arthritis community, the Arthritis Foundation helps conquer everyday battles through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science and community connections.

Arthritis Pain Management:  This comprehensive list of resources addresses a plethora of concerns related to pain associated with arthritis.

“Treating Pain with Medical Marijuana”:  This article from the Arthritis Foundation addresses the use of medical marijuana for arthritis and it’s potential benefits and cautions.
*HFA strongly encourages patients and caregivers to consult with their healthcare provider and follow all appropriate laws and regulations regarding medical marijuana in the state in which you reside.

Links to Other Resources:

The Academy of Pain Medicine – Patient Center

Managing Pain Before it Manages You by Margaret Caudill

Source: Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA).