The Impact of Chronic Pain
We all experience some sort of pain in our life. From scuffed knees as kids, to arthritis as adults, pain is prevalent throughout our lives. However, for approximately 50 million Americans, chronic pain is a daily part of their life. Chronic pain is any pain that persists past 6 months, or after the injury or trauma has healed. Sometimes the pain can spread to other parts of the body or increase even after the cause has been treated.
Chronic pain can debilitate people, change their lifestyle, and alter their plans for life. Everything eventually becomes affected by the pain. Doctor’s appointments take up time and financial decisions must be made. At the end of the day, those with chronic pain spend the rest of their lives trapped by the pain. Looking for an escape becomes a priority and many will try different treatments throughout their lifetime.