Practical Pain Management Community Rules

Welcome to Practical Pain Management patient community forum.


The Practical Pain Management patient community forum is meant to be a friendly, useful resource. Before joining the conversation, please view our User Agreement and adhere to these rules:

1.    Post only original material. Content from another source, including from Practical Pain Management, that is not attributed will be removed. Please cite your source(s) by including the URL.

2.    Avoid all CAPS. Using all caps is seen as "shouting" and messages from users who repeatedly "shout" may be deleted.

3.    No photos/videos. Posts should be text-only.

4.    Don’t claim to be someone you aren't. You may choose any available username for yourself to protect your own privacy. However, you may not claim to be a site administrator/staff member or pretend to be another member.

5.    Keep it short.Please avoid pasting lengthy blocks of text (ie, an entire article), although an excerpt is acceptable.

6.    Do not spam the Community or repeatedly flood the Community with the same or similar posts.

7.    You may not use the Community to advertise. No advertising is allowed. Certain advertising, particularly advertising for financial schemes, is prohibited by various federal and state laws. In addition, you should not post an opinion on the Community about a product with which you are currently affiliated.

8.    Be respectful. Posts or comments that are deemed to be abusive, libelous, slanderous, or inappropriate will be removed. Material on the forum must not contain:

·      Foul or threatening language: This includes obscene, hateful, derogatory, and rude language.

·      Adult themes: This includes content not suitable for all ages (violent and sexually-explicit material).

·      Discriminatory language: This includes language that targets groups based on race, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, etc.

·      Private information: This includes the public disclosure of your—or another person's—personal and/or medical information.

·      Unlawful material: This includes material that is in violation of local, state, national, and international laws.

·      Reference(s) to specific healthcare professionals: Please do not use a healthcare professional's name.


If you engage in behavior that is against the User Agreement and/or the Community Rules noted above, your post will be edited or deleted.  You will receive an email to let you know what was done and why.  After three reported offenses, your account will be banned from the forum, and you will be notified via email. Please work with us to keep the Practical Pain Management Community  Forum safe.

Enjoy the Practical Pain Management Community Forum!

Last updated on: March 5, 2019
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