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Tip This Week- Physiology of pain part 1
According to studies, pain is the principal symptom causing patients to seek medical attention, affecting 1 in 5 Americans on any given day. When a person is in chronic pain, not only are they physically affected but also emotionally and financially. Studies estimate that 70 million visits to healthcare providers were motivated by pain and that 4.9 million people visited a healthcare provider for treatment of chronic pain, all at an estimated cost exceeding $100 billion. Overall, the quality of life of an individual suffering from pain is deeply affected.
Despite advanced studies on pain and development of new medications and technology have been made over the years, pain still continues to be one of the major healthcare problems in the US.
Listen in on this episode and have a more in-depth understanding of how and why pain occurs, the underlying mechanism in our system as to how pain is interpreted and transmitted to and from the brain, and the physiology and process of pain in general
“Relieving Pain in America: A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education, and Research” Consensus Report From IOM
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