Videos

Pathways Through Pain: Priorities and Goals

This video is a powerful learning tool, blending content with context and information with emotion. Through this series, people with chronic pain can see and hear how others have become actively involved in their own recovery and enhanced the medical treatment they receive.

Taking Care

Get the most from your relationship with your pharmacist.

A Car With Four Flat Tires

A person with pain is like a car with four flat tires. 

Opioid Induced Constipation

Having to live with chronic pain is difficult enough without the added burden of opioid induced constipation. This ACPA video will help you to have a meaningful conversation with your health care provider. 

Pain Matters

This Discovery Channel documentary explores what chronic pain is, its individual and societal impact, and the future of pain management through the stories and struggles of six individuals living with chronic pain.

Using NSAIDs Safely and Effectively

The only safe way to use NSAIDs is to take the lowest effective dose for the shortest period of time.

ProActive Communication Kit

This video is designed to help health care providers who are working with people who have chronic pain.  Covered within the program is information about the various communication tools that the ACPA offers.

Fibromyalgia 101

A look at what Fibromyalgia is, its causes and how to live life in spite of the pain.

Implantable Medical Devices

This video covers what you need to know about medication pumps and neurostimulators.

Veterans In Pain: Learning to Live With the Pain

Many of our veterans are returning home with life-changing injuries. Chronic pain is one of the major obstacles to returning to a full life.

Opioid Safety: Public Service Announcement

Opioid Safety: Public Service Announcement

Relaxation Guide

Tension increases pain. This five-minute relaxation exercise can help you let go of physical stress and begin to reduce your sense of suffering. If you enjoy this short relaxation experience, you may want to send for the longer audio version, available in our on-line store.

What Is Chronic Pain?

If you live with chronic pain, you know that chronic pain is different. Ed Covington, MD, director of the Cleveland Clinic Pain Management Program, explains some of the physiology of pain.

Meet Penney Cowan

Our founder talks about how the ACPA can support you.

What ACPA Groups Offer

Hear members' thoughts about the value of the kind of peer support offered by ACPA groups.

Is There Life With Pain?

Hear how some people with pain see their lives now.

Fibromyalgia PSA

Idaho’s First Lady Lori Otter offers a message of hope for those living with chronic pain.

Living With Fibromyalgia

If you have fibromyalgia---or any other long-term pain condition---you may have been told that you will need to "learn to live with it." In this presentation, Penney Cowan, ACPA founder and executi

Welcome to the ACPA

Since 1980 we have been providing peer support and teaching coping skills to people with pain and their families.

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: 6/7/2017
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