Pain Awareness Month


September is Pain Awareness Month.

How Pain Awareness Month Started

Pain Awareness Month started in 2001, when the American Chronic Pain Association connected with other groups to start the Pain Awareness Campaign. An important effort of the campaign was the development of Pain Awareness Month. This led to the development of the Partners for Understanding Pain, a coalition of organizations that have an interest in the personal, economic and social impact of pain on society.

Pain Awareness Month Now

Currently, for Pain Awareness Month, all over the world, various organizations that have a focus on pain, use this as an opportunity to raise awareness on issues regarding pain and pain management. Organizations like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute of Health, American Chronic Pain Association, and more, all participate in this month. Many of the organizations work to provide information for individuals with pain to share with others, over a variety of types of social media. As well, individual groups often work, to have cities and states make declarations, to recognize this event.