High Time We Address Chronic Pain, Says a New Report from IOM

by Savitha C Muppala on  July 1, 2011 at 5:20 PM General Health News
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Chronic pain is the plight of close to 116 million Americans. Chronic pain affects more people than cancer, heart disease or diabetes.
 High Time We Address Chronic Pain, Says a New Report from IOM
High Time We Address Chronic Pain, Says a New Report from IOM

Chronic pain is painful to the economy as well, translating into productivity losses and healthcare expenses estimated between $560 billion and $635 billion annually.

Pain is a disease by itself, the report said, and is influenced by many factors such as stress, hereditary, depression and other factors.

Pain management is an important subject, and we need healthcare institutions to target the management of pain with more focus.



Source: Medindia

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The IOM wants to transform pain care-and then they say they want pain managed-thats the same as people in pain get now- THe IOM wants the federal government to look for new treatments for pain-they do that now. They want people in pain to get education on pain-the federal government does that now. The IOM has done something close to nothing in creating their blueprint to transform pain care in America

The IOM doesn't give people with pain much to hope for as they say its incurable and tell us the prevalence of pain will grow-they say they can help us self manage pain. Lets all be glad the IOM isn't our Generals fighting wars- we'd surrender quickly

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