Pain News Network is an independent, non-profit online news service that provides daily, in-depth coverage about chronic pain and illness. Our mission is to raise awareness about chronic pain, and to connect and educate pain sufferers, caregivers, healthcare providers and the public about the pain experience.
It is estimated that 1.5 billion people worldwide suffer from chronic pain and about 50 million in the United States. Although chronic pain is a common experience, many pain sufferers feel isolated and misunderstood by their doctors, co-workers, family and friends. Many also go untreated or under-treated by the healthcare system.
In 2019, your donations helped PNN reach nearly 1.8 million people in the U.S. and over 200 other countries. Our reporters and columnists cover not only the latest research, regulations and treatments for chronic pain, but the many social and financial challenges faced by pain sufferers -- and the remarkable courage they display while coping with what is often a lifetime illness.