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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

6300 N River RD
Rosemont, Illinois 60018-4262


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Description of services provided:
This website provides information about back care, exercises to strengthen the back and abdomen, proper lifting techniques, and back surgery.

American Association of Neurological Surgeons

5550 Meadowbrook DR
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

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Description of services provided:
This website provides information about back care and back surgery.

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Information Clearinghouse
National Institutes of Health
1 AMS Circle
Bethesda, MD 20892-3675

1-877-226-4267 (toll-free)

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Description of services provided:
This NIH government site provides access to clinical trials, online information on a variety of medical conditions, paper publications that can be ordered, and scientific developments.

American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA)

PO Box 850
Rocklin, CA 95677


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Description of services provided:
With a mission to educate and increase awareness about chronic pain, this organization provides top new stories and feature articles. Major topics include strategies to manage chronic pain, a support group called "growing pains," resources, video clips from the ACPA's series "Pathways Through Pain," and frequently asked questions. Professionals and caretakers will also find helpful information on this website.

American Pain Foundation

210 N Charles ST
Suite 710
Baltimore MD 21201


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Description of services provided:
The American Pain Association provides assistance for patients living with chronic pain, including networking, resources, and online information.

Last reviewed December 2014 by Michael Woods, MD

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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