US Pain Foundation – Helping People in Pain


One of the most helpful foundations for those suffering from chronic pain, the U.S. Pain Foundation is the best resource for understanding pain and learning how to live with it. The foundation was formed by one man who was tired of being a victim to pain: Paul Gileno.

Paul’s Story

One of the best chefs in New York, Paul found himself helpless after severing his sciatic nerve during a lifting accident at the age of 30.

Yearning to regain his independence, Paul visited countless doctors and healthcare providers. He put himself through very painful therapy and surgeries but nothing helped. He fell into a depression resulting in the loss of his business, his marriage, and his family ties.

He felt alone and decided to change that. He began reaching out to others who were suffering from the same affliction. He found that there were many people who were suffering and felt alone and so Paul began the CT Pain Foundation in 2006.

Pairing with Nicole Hemmenway, the two began The INvisible Project, which profiles the everyday lives of chronic pain survivors. In 2011, what started as the CT Pain Foundation went national to become the leading resource and organization for helping those who suffer from chronic pain known as the U.S. Pain Foundation.

The Mission of the U.S. Pain Foundation

The U.S. Pain Foundation is the most comprehensive resource for understanding, coming to terms with, and treating chronic pain. It offers a variety of educational tools, support groups, and referral programs with the goal of helping chronic pain sufferers regain their independence and happiness.

You can learn more about the U.S. Pain Foundation by clicking here.