(Updated July 2017)

The goal of Pain-health.com is to provide you with a comprehensive, highly informative, and useful resource for understanding, preventing, and seeking appropriate treatment for chronic pain and related conditions.

This site has been developed by a multi-specialty group of medical professionals. It will be continually enhanced with new features, and we will base its direction and future developments primarily on your feedback (please see contact us) to send in your suggestions.

Who is Veritas Health?
What is unique about Pain-health.com?
Who are the people behind Pain-health.com?
What is the purpose of the site?
What is the quality of the content?
As a medical professional, how can I get involved with Pain-health.com?
Can my website link to Pain-health.com?

Who is Veritas Health?

Veritas Health sites publish original articles written for patients by over 100 physician authors and peer-reviewed by a 16 member Medical Advisory Board.

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What is unique about Pain-health.com?

While there are many e-health sites, Pain-health.com is the only portal that supports the education of patients through a combination of:

  • 100% original, peer-reviewed content
    All of the content on Pain-health.com is original and written specifically for Pain-health users, members of the general public who are searching for accurate and unbiased information about chronic pain. Further, the content is reviewed by at least one member of the Medical Advisory Board before being added to the site. The peer-reviewed process helps ensure that the articles are accurate, complete, balanced and free from commercial influence.
  • Comprehensive information and services
    Pain-health.com provides in-depth coverage of the most common issues that patients ask about and is frequently updated with new and useful information including: clear animations of anatomy, conditions, procedures, and more.
  • Independence
    Pain-health.com educates patients in a straightforward, informative manner without bias. Unlike other health portals, Pain-health.com is not owned or directed by companies that sell health/medical condition related products or medication. None of the articles are written or influenced by companies trying to sell or solicit business. All advertisements and sponsorships are clearly identified and labeled. We do not make any claims relating to the benefit or performance of any specific brand of medical treatment, product, or service. Our articles aim to present the user with comprehensive information but always remind the user to discuss with his or her physician about which treatment or product is best for his or her condition.

Who are the people behind Pain-Health.com?

Veritas Health LLC is the owner of Sports-health.com, Arthritis-health.com and Spine-health.com. The company was started in August 1999 by Peter F. Ullrich, Jr., MD and Stephanie Burke, sburke@veritashealth.com, with a shared goal of providing intelligent, unbiased and highly relevant medical information and community support for people dealing with a wide range of pain conditions and related issues. Doctor Ullrich serves as the Medical Director and Principal Author/Editor, providing medical leadership, and Stephanie Burke, is Chief Executive Officer. They are both managing directors of the company.

In addition to our dedicated team of professionals including web designers and developers, editors, account managers and operations/administrative staff, we are also honored to be associated with some of the most prominent leaders in spine medicine who comprise our Medical Advisory Board and are Contributing Authors for the site. Many have also become Physician Members themselves.

What is the purpose of the site?

Our business model is simple: we believe that high quality and reliable content and services will attract users seeking information about chronic pain, and that a high number of users will, in turn, attract sponsorships from corporations, advertisements, and subscriptions from specialists.

Importantly, we believe that providing the highest quality patient education on the Internet helps osteoporosis specialists serve their patients; we believe that a well-educated patient will heal faster and have fewer recurrences of pain, and we believe that all of this can be achieved without commercial bias.

What is the quality of the content?

The medical content on this site has been reviewed by health professionals. Our approach requires the authors to base their writing on verifiable facts and to clearly note when stating an opinion or topic that is controversial. At least one member of our Medical Advisory Board reviews every article prior to publication on the site.

Can my website link to Pain-health.com?

We welcome any links to our website, provided the following guidelines are followed:

  • You are not permitted to copy or use Pain-health articles, content or images on your site
  • Links should be text only
  • Do not use our logo on your website
  • URLs for individual pages may change as we update content. Please check your links often to ensure they remain active
  • Pain-health does not exchange reciprocal links
  • Re-posting content and/or images or framing Pain-health pages within another website is prohibited

To view our complete linking agreement click here.

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Pain-health.com is owned and operated by Veritas Health, LLC.

Contact Us

Please search our site for immediate answers to the most common questions asked by others, or you can write to us via our contact form. The content on Veritas Health websites, including Pain-health.com, is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for, nor does it replace professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Never disregard, avoid, or delay obtaining medical advice from a qualified health care professional because of something you may have read on Veritas Health sites. If you experience a medical emergency, call 911 immediately. Please use the form for all other opinions or feedback about our content. You may also contact us via mail at Veritas Health, LLC, 520 Lake Cook Road, Suite 350, Deerfield, IL, 60015. Please keep in mind that all submissions to Veritas Health are subject to our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.