The mission of the Washington University Pain Center (WUPC) is to alleviate human suffering from pain through integration of research, education and clinical practice.
Chronic pain is a debilitating condition that continues to be widespread in the population and devastating to the individual. It is often resistant to treatment, and neither the varieties of chronic pain syndromes nor the causes for them are well understood at present. The Washington University Pain Center uniquely combines an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to pain management, research, and education. An organized and collaborative group of clinicians and researchers provide the breadth and depth of understanding and insight necessary at all levels to progress in alleviating chronic pain conditions.