Communication Tools

Good communication with your health care provider is vital to getting the help you need to live well in spite of your pain.  The ACPA tools in this section can help you talk more productively with your health care provider or pharmacist.

You also may find them useful in identifying patterns in your daily life that have an impact on your pain.  When you understand your personal pain triggers, you can deal with them more proactively.


This information should not be used as a substitute for necessary consultations with a qualified health care professional to meet your individual needs. Always consult a medically trained professional with questions and concerns you have regarding your medical condition.

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Development of this new ACPA web site was made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from Medtronic Foundation and Purdue Pharma.

Medtronic Foundation and Purdue have no influence on the editorial content of the site. Ongoing funding also comes from memberships/donations from a range of individual contributors.

Last Updated: 4/14/2015
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