Recent statistics reflect that it is by far the fastest growing of all diseases today( including cancer and heart disease. ) With a population of aging baby boomers, cancer treatments on the rise, arthritis , fibro and automobile accidents- emergency room visits are comprised of a whopping 78 % of pain patients.
The other part of the equation- is that Chronic pain is underfunded and under recognized.
Unless we as pain patients come out of the closet, speak up for our needs and make society aware of this debilitating disease that strips away dignity and energy- reforms will not be made and advancements in treatment not be forthcoming.
Please consider becoming active in the movement to make chronic pain more understood by families, society and health care professionals. Chronic Pain affects everyone- Become part of the solution !