In its current aims, the Institute for Chronic Pain promotes the theory and practice of chronic painrehabilitation. While far from the most profitable form of treatment, it is the most empirically supported. Moreover, a commitment to our guiding values ensures us to promote what, at the current time, is known to be the most efficacious treatment.

Please use this site as:

  • A resource to find empirical based chronic pain treatment protocols
  • Information to aid in developing treatment guidelines

The Institute for Chronic Pain is committed to changing the current practice of chronic painmanagement through rigorous adherence to the principles of empirical based healthcare and providing information about it that's approachable to the public. This goal will involve changes to reimbursement practices. Reimbursement practices should, in our opinion, foster the delivery of empirically-based treatments and discourage the use of treatments that are not empirically supported. Doing so, will help chronic pain patients and will help to make the healthcare system more sustainable.

Together, we can affect this change in a mutually beneficial way.

Please contact us with consulting inquiries.

Murray J. McAllister, PsyD, is a pain psychologist and consults to health systems on improving pain. He is the editor and founder of the Institute for Chronic Pain (ICP). The ICP is an educational and public policy think tank. In its mission is to lead the field in making pain management more empirically supported, the ICP provides academic quality information on chronic pain that is approachable to patients and their families. 

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