The Community Pain Center Launches “100K Against Chronic Pain” Campaign

The Community Pain Center ( the first interactive web portal for holistically managing chronic pain, has launched the “100K Against Chronic Pain” campaign in an effort to unite members of the pain and healthcare communities in fighting the chronic pain epidemic.

Irvine, CA – June 18th, 2015 – The Community Pain Center (, a revolutionary new resource for those affected by chronic pain, is working to change the way pain is perceived, diagnosed, and treated. The “100K Against Chronic Pain” campaign seeks to unite an initial 100,000 Community Pain Center members comprised of patients, caregivers, healthcare providers, non-profit organizations, and leaders in the medical industry in an effort to collectively fight the chronic pain epidemic.

The Community Pain Center (CPC) is a comprehensive, interactive online destination for anyone affected by pain. With a focus on holistic and integrative pain management, the CPC will provide a variety of complimentary patient-centric resources to the public, along with special tools and services for registered members. The site will include educational articles and videos, patient-physician webinars, live chats, a symptom tracker, medical record vaults, group forums, resource directories, special offers on pain relief products and services, and much more.

“The ‘100K Against Chronic Pain’ campaign (#100KAgainstPain) will not only spread awareness about chronic pain from now throughout Pain Awareness Month in September, but it will unite various members of the pain and healthcare communities in one place, as a starting point to remedy the chronic pain epidemic,” says Bethany Smeltzer, a CPC team member.

“In the U.S. alone, there are over 100 million people living with chronic pain, but we hope to get at least 100,000 official members of the Community Pain Center by September 30, 2015,” says Smeltzer. “As the CPC’s membership continues to grow, we can then continue to build a mega resource with the potential to help all 100 million people and beyond,” added Smeltzer. “If you’re someone affected by chronic pain, we encourage you to jump on board now and get involved in this vital community, as it is not just hopeful, but helpful.”

Accordingly, the CPC has expansive plans for continued growth, so that members will have access to hundreds of healthcare companies and medical professionals, as well as non-profit organizations, evidence-based treatment options, advocacy programs, and much more. Lynne Matallana, CEO of the Community Pain Center and founder of the National Fibromyalgia Association, has named Dr. David Katz, MD, the Chief Medical Officer of the CPC. Dr. Katz is the founding director of the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, president of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, and is one of many healthcare heavyweights contributing valuable information to the site. As Matallana and her team work toward completing Phase I of the CPC’s website development, new applications, innovative tools, and informative content will continue to be added regularly.

“The CPC will be a one-stop destination for everyone affected by chronic pain, where patients and members of the healthcare community can connect and learn from one another,” says Matallana. “The ultimate goal of the CPC is to help improve communication, pain management education, and access to care within the healthcare system, thus improving the way chronic pain is treated.”

A free trial membership to the CPC became available to the public on June 1, 2015, and will continue through September 30, 2015. A founding membership is now being offered at a special rate of $25 through the end of September, when the regular membership fee of $50 annually will take effect. To access the site and for more information, visit

More about the Community Pain Center
Lynne Matallana was inspired to develop the Community Pain Center (CPC) as a result of her own experience with chronic pain. She founded the National Fibromyalgia Association (NFA) in 1997 and was its president until 2011. Her 17 years volunteering with the NFA to serve those with fibromyalgia and other overlapping pain conditions compelled her to create a business model that bridges the gap between the healthcare industry and the patient community. The CPC is based on decades of scientific research, the collection of thousands of patients’ perspectives, and new technological tools–all combined and leveraged to develop its concept as the ultimate chronic pain community and resource. The Community Pain Center is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people affected by chronic pain by providing new avenues of support and interactive solutions for achieving better healthcare outcomes. Membership information, services, and community resources are available at