United States Department of Veterans Affairs
VHA Pain Management

Post Deployment Pain


Recent data suggest that a significant percentage of veterans of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom will experience pain conditions that interfere with daily functioning and adversely affect quality of life. The following resources are provided to assist VA providers, researchers, and administrators with the implementation of effective strategic planning, resource allocation, and personnel training to ensure the early identification and treatment of chronic pain among veterans of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

Post Deployment Resources: 

  • Deployment Health Clinical Center Website *  This website was designed to assist clinicians in the delivery of post-deployment healthcare by fostering a trusting partnership between military men and women, veterans, their families, and their healthcare providers to ensure the highest quality care for those who make sacrifices in the world's most hazardous workplace. Operated by DoD.
  • AfterDeployment.Org Website  *  This website provides wellness resources for the military community including service members, veterans, and providers. 
  • VA Seamless Transition Website   The VA website for returning Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve service members of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. The web site provide benefits information and assistance to eligible veterans who honorably fought and served in our Nation's armed forces. 

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