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Pain and the Workplace

Pain and the Workplace

Chronic pain poses a long list of challenges for those who suffer from it. As if the debilitating nature of the pain itself wasn’t enough, the effects of dealing with chronic pain ripple into other areas of a person’s life, creating unforeseen complications that...

Back Pain and Failed Back Surgery

Back Pain and Failed Back Surgery

Back pain is one of the most pervasive medical conditions in the world and a leading cause of disability. It is estimated that approximately 31 million Americans will experience it, and it accounts for 264 million work days lost per year, according to the American...

Examining Chronic Pain Treatment Options

Examining Chronic Pain Treatment Options

Chronic pain conditions differ from most medical conditions and can rarely be treated with the same methods. Often, in the case of broken bones or burns or other common injuries, the body will simply heal itself and allow you to return to your daily life. But with...

What is Functional Restoration?

What is Functional Restoration?

Pain is rarely a straightforward phenomenon. In the case of clear physical injury, it may be obvious to trace pain back to a source, but not always. When pain persists after trauma has healed or arises without an observable cause, and lasts longer than three months or...

What is Pain?

What is Pain?

According to the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), pain is defined as “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage.” A definition this vague is necessary,...

Opioids and Pain Management: Breaking the Cycle

Opioids and Pain Management: Breaking the Cycle

Prescription drug abuse is one of the leading causes of death in the United States—even surpassing fatalities caused by guns or car accidents. Americans are in pain, and the number of opioids used for pain is four times higher than it was in 1999, according to the...

A New Beginning for Chronic Pain in America

A New Beginning for Chronic Pain in America

Chronic pain is the most widespread and costly health epidemic globally. It affects 1.5 billion people across the world, including more than 116 million adults in the U.S. alone. Even one in five children suffer with chronic pain. Cumulatively, treatment costs $635...