Who Are We?
The Facial Pain Association (FPA), a non-profit, 501(c)(3) volunteer organization, was founded in 1990 by a team of people who were profoundly grateful for recovery from years of disabling trigeminal neuralgia pain. The organization now assists thousands of others around the world. FPA has emerged as the world’s leading resource for information and health care guidance for all people suffering from neuropathic facial pain. Both patients and healthcare professionals benefit from its programs of education, personal support, and research.
Guiding the association is a volunteer governing board and a Medical Advisory Board of highly-skilled experts in neurosurgery, neuroscience, general medicine, and dentistry.
To serve those with neuropathic facial pain, including trigeminal neuralgia, through patient support, education for patients and medical professionals, and by promoting research to find a cure.
Goals and Objectives
To accomplish its mission, FPA will:
- Maintain a support network across the USA and around the world
- Manage a website providing worldwide access to accurate and timely information
- Establish a conference program supported by healthcare experts
- Furnish patients, healthcare professionals and others with educational materials and information
- Foster and support translational and effective medical research
To be the most reliable and comprehensive resource on facial pain conditions for patients, their families and healthcare professionals and to end the pain through research.
Professionalism: to maintain high ethical standards with a focus on improvement in treatments, procedures and patient care
Compassion: to recognize the impact of chronic facial pain and to treat every patient and family member with courtesy, concern and respect
Objectivity: to act in the interests of our patients without bias
Innovation: to use technology to further FPA’s mission
Advocacy: to increase public awareness and promote the interests of our patients