About Practical Pain Management

Your Trusted Source for Information about Chronic Pain

Practical Pain Management: The Must-read Pain Publication

Practical Pain Management keeps the practitioner in mind. PPM strives to provide practicing pain specialists, including PCPs, rheumatologists, pediatricians, orthopedics, neurologists, and emergency medicine specialists—in short, clinicians on the front lines of pain—with practical clinical information on a variety of pain topics.

Practical Pain Management was founded in 2000 and is written by pain experts and leaders in the field. It has a circulation of more than 46,000.

From arthritis to migraine, multiple sclerosis to fibromyalgia, PPM provides real-world clinical insights. Pain is complex and can be challenging to treat safely and effectively. PPM helps clinicians navigate the latest research in pain to bring these benefits to their patients.

PracticalPainManagement.com Online

In early 2011, Practical Pain Management launched an online patient and professional education portal: PracticalPainManagement.com. Drawing on the expertise of the journal's editors and authors, PracticalPainManagement.com offers current, useful, and of course, practical information for patients living with chronic pain—and for the medical professionals who treat them.

In addition to housing the journal Practical Pain Management, PracticalPainManagement.com is also the home to PainScans, where our experts comb the literature and provides insights into controversial topics in pain management. PracticalPainManagement also reports Meeting Highlights from the top pain meetings, and much more.

Opioid Calculator

One of the daily challenges facing healthcare providers is how to safely and accurately calculate appropriate opioid doses—either for opioid-naïve patients or when switching from one agent to another. Practical Pain Management asked three pain experts—Michael J. Brennan, MD, MS, Jeffrey Fudin, BS, PharmD, FCCP, and Ruth J. Perkins, BS, MA,  PharmD, BCPS—to take on the momentous task of developing their “ideal” opioid conversion calculator—one based on the latest medical evidence—that would be easy to use at the point of care. The result is the PPM Opioid Calculator.

Vertical Health, LLC

Practical Pain Management is owned by Vertical Health, LLC, one of the fastest-growing online medical media companies. Through its various websites in the musculoskeletal and endocrine fields, the company seeks to provide all the tools patients and professionals need to make better, more informed decisions—and ultimately to improve patient outcomes.

Last updated on: May 11, 2015