iPain International Pain Foundation is your Power of Pain headquarters. We recognize the value of every person who makes up the chronic pain community. We are guided by our commitment to excellence, leadership and patient empowerment. iPain demonstrates this by:

* Providing educational resources for physical and emotional care * Advancing excellence in pain awareness of the over 150 conditions involving chronic pain and what patients are faced with on a daily basis * Strengthening our relationships with hospitals, pain clinics, pharmaceuticals, support groups and our chronic pain community * Demonstrating social responsibility through the use of our pain resources. The commitment of volunteers, physicians, community partners and friends to the iPain mission, permits us to maintain a quality presence and tradition of caring, which are the hallmarks of the International iPain Foundation.

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INTERNATIONAL PAIN FOUNDATION (iPain) SPOTLIGHTS

Dr. Demerjian currently treats adolescents and adults with tmj/mpd-mayofascial pain disorders using custom fabricated orthotic appliances, myriad of therapeutic techniques and orthodontics. His sleep-disordered breathing treatments utilize using multiple dental sleep appliances and therapeutic techniques. He also treats patients suffering from neurologic disorders with dental management of the disorder through his TMJ treatments.

See videos and learn about alternative treatment options available to you with a consultation from Dr. Demerjian

E-mail: drd@tmjconnection.com Burbank Office: (818) 238 9865 Glendora Office: (626) 852 1865 www.tmjconnection.com

Power of Pain Foundation host the OFFICIAL NERVEmber project events each year. Since its inception, tens of thousands of nerve pain patients and organizations have signed on to help promote NERVEmber

NERVEmber is officially Neuropathy Awareness Month, RSD, CRPS, and Diabetes Awareness Month (November). The word NERVEmber for this purpose was created by Barby Ingle in Oct. 2009. These awareness activities all started as back in 2007 by the Power of Pain Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charity. As the Neuropathy community and nerve pain awareness movement grew, the awareness activities increased and grew into Nerve Pain Awareness Month or now commonly referred to in the pain community – NERVEmber.

During the month of November, many people throughout the world come together for the nerve pain community. Events are held. Articles are written. Facebook statuses are updated. Videos are created and spread online. Proclamations are issued. It is important to remember, that these are all important things that can happen throughout the entire year, not just in November.

Reminder: Please feel free to use ‪#‎NERVEmber‬ in your social media posts and awareness events to raise awareness of RSD/CRPS/Nerve Pain/Neuropathy. This is an awareness movement. Selling items with the trademarked term NERVEmber™ is illegal. We will be addressing this legal matter with those attempting to make money on products not approved by the Power of Pain Foundation in writing. The only entity that has permission to sell products for this project is Power of Pain Foundation. Thank you! Read more here.

Thank you for visiting NERVEmber.org and don’t forget to visit NERVEmber on FACEBOOK.

Avril Lavigne Was ‘Bedridden’ Following Battle With Lyme Disease

In a new interview with People, Avril Lavigne has revealed a nearly year-long battle with Lyme disease. Lavigne’s announcement follows a viral Twitter direct message between the singer and a fan last December, with Lavigne revealing that she had been ill, but not opening up about the extent of her sickness. In the new interview, Lavigne details how months of feeling terrible reached its peak during her 30th birthday trip to LasAvril-Lavigne-II Vegas in October. “I could barely eat, and when we went to the pool, I had to leave and go lie in bed,” said the Canadian singer. Though she had seen doctors throughout the year for her mysterious illness, she was not diagnosed with the infectious disease until after her birthday. She attributes her severe case to a tick bite from last spring. “I had no idea a bug bite could do this,” she said. “I was bedridden for five months.” Lavigne has remained in her Ontario home where family and husband Chad Kroeger of Nickelback have taken care of her. “I felt like I couldn’t breathe, I couldn’t talk and I couldn’t move,” she said about the severity of her condition. “I thought I was dying.” Lavigne believes she is “80 percent better” and is planning on jumping back into her career. In February, she released the video for her single “Give What You Like” off 2013’s Avril Lavigne. Later in April, she’ll unveil “Fly,” a promotional song for the 2015 Special Olympics. “This was a wake-up call,” said Lavigne. “I really just want to enjoy life from here on out.” Learn more about Lyme Disease here

Pain management is an ongoing process, not just a one-time concern. Finding the right combination of therapies may take time, but often makes the critical difference in your care.

Your pain management team will work with you to map out a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. Successful pain management aims to:

Lessen the pain               Improve functioning               Enhance your quality of life

These are considered the hallmarks of pain management and “best practices.”In some cases, pain is best managed using a combination of treatments. This is referred to as a “multi-modality” approach. For example, your healthcare provider may prescribe a medication along with activities to reduce stress (e.g., yoga, deep-breathing exercises). To improve daily functioning, specific therapies may be suggested to increase muscle strength and flexibility, enhance sleep and reduce fatigue, and assist you in performing usual activities and work related tasks.

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Aunt Barby’s Invisible, Endless Owie

Sometimes, explaining chronic pain to children is difficult, especially when the cause of the pain isn’t clearly visible.

This hardcover book helps kids understand that people with chronic pain conditions often need special care, but that doesn’t mean they don’t like to have a good time. It talks about ‘Aunt Barby’ coming for a visit and how to get the house ready for a special kind of guest.

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INTERNATIONAL PAIN (iPain) FOUNDATION SPOTLIGHTED VIDEOS

Opioid-induced constipation (OIC) is a different type of constipation.

Know the basics:

  • Opioids block pain signals, but they can also block activity in the bowel
  • OIC is one of the most common side effects of opioids
  • OIC can last for as long as you’re taking opioids to manage your chronic pain

Welcome to the Cell Surgical Network®. The affiliates of the Cell Surgical Network® (CSN) are devoted to advancing access and quality care in the area of adult stem cell regenerative medicine in order to help people suffering from a variety of inflammatory and degenerative conditions.

avacen pain relief

The AVACEN 100 is a patented and FDA cleared Class II medical device that uses cutting edge technology developed by AVACEN Medical. It incorporates heat therapy and negative pressure to increase local circulation and infuse heat into a unique vascular network, located in the palm of the hand. Raising the blood temperature at this “single point treatment” (the palm) increases blood temperature throughout the body naturally via the circulatory system. This can benefit the entire body. Click here to read more about Avacen

Non-Invasive – Drug-Free – Convenient Easy to Use – Ideal for Home and Clinic – Single Point Treatment

Chronic pain is pain that has lasted for a long time. In medicine, the distinction between acute and chronic pain has traditionally been determined by an arbitrary interval of time since onset; the two most commonly used markers being 3 months and 6 months since onset, though some theorists and researchers have placed the transition from acute to chronic pain at 12 months. Others apply acute to pain that lasts less than 30 days, chronic to pain of more than six months duration, and acute pain that lasts from one to six months. A popular alternative definition of chronic pain, involving no arbitrarily fixed duration is “pain that extends beyond the expected period of healing”.

Neuroscientist and inventor Christopher deCharms demos an amazing new way to use fMRI to show brain activity while it is happening — emotion, body movement, pain. (In other words, you can literally see how you feel.) The applications for real-time fMRIs start with chronic pain control and range into the realm of science fiction, but this technology is very real.

Special thanks to Executive Board Member Twinkle VanFleet. Twinkle has dedicated her time to making this video bilingual. Making a difference together helps us all.

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The International RSD Quilt is dedicated to ALL patients and loved ones everywhere who has ever worked to spread awareness or to raise money for RSD. Doctors and Nurses, the support group leaders; all the fighters out there; this is for everyone who ever raised a hand against the monster called RSD. Most of all this is dedicated to all of those we have lost along the way who fought until they could fight no more. Watch The Newest Quilt Come Together 1 Square At A Time


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Because of the amazing reviews we got from all of you, we’ve won another Top-Rated Award from GreatNonprofits. Check out our profile! We’ll be highlighted on the Top-Rated Page. The Huffington Post, TakePart and Parade Magazine will be referring their readers to check out Top-Rated Nonprofits in November.  We also received this award in 2010,  2011, 2012, 2013,2014 and now 2015. Congrats to everyone who helps make Power of Pain Foundation a success and have helped us grow over the past 7 years.