We are the Organization for Pain Free Living
Our mission is to help people live pain free lives.
The Organization for Pain Free Living (OPFL) researches chronic pain and provides real solutions, therapies, courses, and workshops to help people understand their pain. We help them and their spouses take steps that reduce the frequency and severity of pain.
Wrestling with Pain
We know that Chronic Pain can be debilitating. Although often unrelated to a medical condition, the pain is perceived, real, persistent, and can be seen in the MRI. Pain can be visceral or somatic, nociceptive or neuropathic, and deeply effects lives.
Real Progress for your Pain
Painful conditions such as fibromyalgia, lower back problems, rheumatoid arthritis, peripheral neuropathy, and cancer may be eased by gentle movement and massage. Pain is often deeply ingrained in the brain’s physical but plastic structures. It can best be treated with behavioral therapy. Exercise can reduce the production of cytokines, which play a role in inflammation and pain. Opiates and other medication use, over time, exasperates the pain.
We are at the forefront of bringing a new treatment program to the U.S. called Systolic Engagement Training, or SET. It is not a pharmaceutical, but rather a novel approach designed to avoid the downsides of medication. Although invented at UNC, it is currently being tested with patients in Germany at the University of Marburg and other Universities. Early results are very promising and OPFL is working closely with the team to expand the therapy and trials into the United States. OPFL also provides courses, advice, equipment, videos, and other support to underserved populations such as senior citizens and people undergoing physical rehabilitation.
Bringing Relief to Americans
As we wrap up a very successful trial period in Europe, OPFL is beginning the process of bringing the SET pain relief therapy and technology program to the United States. We are thankful for the generosity of the many Americans who have already been willing to donate to help fund our efforts, and it is critical that we increase our funding so that we can succeed with our mission.
Chronic pain affects over 80 million Americans each year and costs society over a half-trillion ($500 Billion) dollars in healthcare and lost work. OPFL is working diligently with U.S. government and healthcare officials so that this new therapy can be offered to anyone who suffers from chronic pain no matter their background or financial status.
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Testimonials from Trial Program Patients
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Organization for Pain Free Living
OPFL Leadership & Advisors
Prof. Dr. Kati Thieme
Head of Regulatory Affairs