A pain research agenda for the 21st century.


Journal Article

UNLABELLED: Chronic pain represents an immense clinical problem. With tens of millions of people in the United States alone suffering from the burden of debilitating chronic pain, there is a moral obligation to reduce this burden by improving the understanding of pain and treatment mechanisms, developing new therapies, optimizing and testing existing therapies, and improving access to evidence-based pain care. Here, we present a goal-oriented research agenda describing the American Pain Society's vision for pain research aimed at tackling the most pressing issues in the field. PERSPECTIVE: This article presents the American Pain Society's view of some of the most important research questions that need to be addressed to advance pain science and to improve care of patients with chronic pain.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gereau, RW; Sluka, KA; Maixner, W; Savage, SR; Price, TJ; Murinson, BB; Sullivan, MD; Fillingim, RB

Published Date

  • December 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 1203 - 1214

PubMed ID

  • 25419990

Pubmed Central ID

  • 25419990

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1528-8447

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jpain.2014.09.004


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States