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Pain FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Chronic Pain?


The revised definition for Chronic Pain can be found here: Link to Infographic Important information about understaning chronic pain can be found here: Chronic Pain Video - 1 Chronic Pain Video - 2




Why is chronic pain important?


According to the CDC Between 11- 40 % of the population suffers from chronic pain, with 8% having high impact chronic pain. Link to Full Article




What is the impact of chronic pain?


The individual impact varies. In the US the annual cost of chronic pain is as high as $635 billion a year, more than heart disease and cancer combined. Link to Science Daily Study Link to Health and Economic Costs of Chronic Diseases




What are the treatments for chronic pain?


There are many options. Your healthcare provider can help you decide the best option for you.




What are the causes and treatments for low back pain


The approach to the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic low back pain is complex. A good explanation can be found below. Low Back Pain - Dr. Mike Evans