is an educational initiative of the U.S. Pain Foundation. The site was created thanks to support from Sunbeam®, a manufacturer of electric appliances, including heat therapy products. Sunbeam® is the presenting sponsor of the U.S. Pain Foundation’s 2020 Pain Awareness Month campaign.  

The content of this site was developed by the U.S. Pain Foundation team and medically reviewed by Peter Abaci, MD, and Edward Bilsky, PhD. For questions about the content or help with technical issues, email

Terms and conditions

MyPainPlan is designed for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace or serve as medical care. The list of therapy options included is not exhaustive and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. U.S. Pain Foundation does not endorse or recommend the use of any particular medication, remedy, product, procedure, or therapy. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your individual medical condition and the appropriate treatment.

About U.S. Pain Foundation

The mission of the U.S. Pain Foundation is to empower, educate, connect, and advocate for individuals living with chronic illness that causes pain, as well as their caregivers and clinicians. Its programs and services include a national network of support groups, educational resources and events, a pediatric program for children and their families, federal advocacy efforts, an awareness magazine called the INvisible Project, and more. The U.S. Pain Foundation is a 501(3)(c) nonprofit organization. For more information, visit

About Pain Awareness Month

Pain Awareness Month, recognized annually in September, seeks to raise awareness about the need for improved care for the 50 million Americans who live with chronic pain. This year, U.S. Pain Foundation’s theme is #MyPainPlan and focuses on the vital importance of an individualized, multidisciplinary, multimodal approach to pain care. The signature initiative of the month is the site, along with an in-depth survey and white paper about barriers to care and several special educational events. To learn more, visit