Whether you’re an individual with facial pain, a caretaker, or a physician, FPA is dedicated to making sure that you have all the support and resources necessary to spread the word and get help. From our quarterlies to our conferences and everything in between, here are some of the resources we offer:
Support Groups and Telephone Support
Members of the volunteer FPA Support Network provide support and information that empowers patients to make informed decisions about their treatment of TN and related facial pain conditions.
How Support Groups Help
Serving as one-on-one support for facial pain patients, families, friends and medical professionals in their area, this vital link further strengthens FPA’s ability to provide local information in a timely and accurate fashion. The Support Network is an important source of help, hope and encouragement to those suffering from TN and related facial pain. Through discussions with fellow patients, our patients learn not only treatment information but how to more effectively cope with the devastating emotional challenges of this incredibly painful disorder.
The Facial Pain Association Support Network has been established in many cities in the U.S., Canada, and internationally. New groups and network patient contacts are constantly being developed, so if you don’t see a contact in your area or if you would be interested in becoming involved, please contact the National Office at 1-800-923-3608.
Find Your Support Group
When emailing an FPA Support Person please put “FPA” in the subject/title line to ensure that your email message is read.
Our Facebook Forum allows you to chat with others who also have experience with various forms of facial pain. You can talk about issues you might be having while coping with facial pain, speak with those who have remedies for pain, or just sympathize and encourage others who are going through the same thing. Sign up and join the discussion here.
We have a dedicated call center that accepts phone calls from Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm EST. If you need assistance or support, please call 800-923-3608, 352-384-3600, or email us at email@example.com to speak to the FPA Coordinator of Patient Services. If you don’t reach us, please leave a detailed message so that we can get back to you as soon as possible. Find more ways to reach us here.
Every year, FPA hosts various conferences across the country. These conferences are great avenues for individuals with facial pain from all over to meet each other and learn from medical professionals about the options they might have in order to feel better. At each of our conferences, we update you on the newest developments with facial pain and various treatment options, as well as give you an opportunity to meet others who are going through the same thing. See if there’s an upcoming conference in your area here.
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