FAKS is a non-diagnosis-specific association, founded in 1990.

Our greatest task is to make, what is invisible, visible.

We aim to:

1. Raise awareness and make society acknowledge, that pain is a severe disorder and economic burden, limiting the quality of life, and therefore pain relief should be a top priority of the health care system.

2. Continuously advocate our issue, and influence politicians, social, and healthcare workers by keeping an open dialogue about chronic pain and pain treatment.

3. Continuously gain knowledge and provide information to chronic pain patients on the subject of chronic pain and pain management.

4. Create a social network for chronic pain patients and their relatives, allowing room for the individual no matter what diagnosis.

5. Acknowledge that chronic pain also puts great strain on family and relatives, thus aiming to provide a space, where they too can interact and exchange knowledge.

6. Provide guidance and coping strategies for chronic pain patients, stimulating them to take control of their pain and live an active life after all.

For more information, please write an email to faks@faks.dk