Making the Decision to Take Control of Pain
A significant number of our population lives with chronic pain every day. Often under-diagnosed and undertreated, a lot of our elderly population, veterans and minorities continue to suffer due to various pain problems. Most common of them are low back pain, severe headaches or migraines, neck and facial pain and degenerative joint diseases. Lack of understanding about pain management by their caregivers, providers and physicians often delay the treatment.
Statistics about chronic pain:
As we continue to live longer, it is inevitable that most of us will develop some chronic degenerative diseases and pain as a result. If you currently suffer from any of the above or other persistent pain problems you can take action to seek treatment which will help you. Ask your physician to send you to a qualified Pain Management physician who can diagnose and evaluate your problems and suggest appropriate treatment which might include variety of options including medications, injections and physical therapy.