Tag: chronic pain

Medical Professionals to Promote Medication-Free Pain Relief

"Chron­ic pain is a com­mon prob­lem for Amer­i­cans, touch­ing all age groups and demo­graph­ics, reports Con­sumer Reports. A report from the Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol and Pre­ven­tion last fall esti­mat­ed that one in five adults (about 50 mil­lion Amer­i­cans) report­ed hurt­ing every day or almost every day in the pre­vi­ous six months. Near­ly 20 mil­lion report­ed pain so severe it lim­it­ed their abil­i­ty to work, social­ize, and even take care of them­selves and their fam­i­ly."

Physical Therapists, Yoga Studios to Promote Drug-Free Pain Relief

"The opi­oid epi­dem­ic con­tin­ues to rise in Amer­i­ca, and a 2017 report from the Nation­al Ini­tia­tive for the Care of the Elder­ly sug­gests the cri­sis now affects more old­er adults, reports Har­vard Health Pub­lish­ing."

Acupuncture Can Help Ease Chronic Pain

"Chron­ic pain is a sig­nif­i­cant con­di­tion that affects mil­lions of Amer­i­cans. While fam­i­ly physi­cians play an impor­tant role for many of these patients, sur­vey results indi­cate that many physi­cians con­sid­er the train­ing they received in pain man­age­ment inad­e­quate, and may not feel com­fort­able in their abil­i­ty to care for patients with chron­ic pain effec­tive­ly, reports AAFP."

22% of Opioid Users Have Low Back Pain

A Prime Ther­a­peu­tics study finds many peo­ple take opi­oids inap­pro­pri­ate­ly. Pro­grams encour­ag­ing appro­pri­ate use of painkillers could improve safe­ty, and reduce costs. Even though med­ical guide­lines rec­om­mend against pro­longed opi­oid use for con­di­tions such as low back pain, headaches

Pain Prevents Sleep for 57%

A new poll by the Nation­al Sleep Foun­da­tion finds that pain is a key fac­tor in the gap between the amount of sleep Amer­i­cans say they need and the amount they‰Ûªre get­ting ‰ÛÒ an aver­age 42 minute sleep debt for those with chron­ic pain and 14 min­utes for those who‰Ûªve suf­fered from acute pain in the past week.