This is a nice article from a medical doctor posting in another blog/magazine on Chronic Pain.
How do we explain something to someone that they cannot see, feel, or touch? It can make it very difficult to believe, understand, or feel compassion for. However, for many, chronic pain is a daily struggle on the inside while we may look fine on the outside. September is Pain Awareness Month and rightfully so–over 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. And it comes with a heavy price tag estimated as high as $635 billion a year for medical care and lost productivity. This is more than the yearly costs for cancer, heart disease and diabetes. And there is no price tag that can be placed on the suffering and loss of happiness that it causes.
Dr. Nina’s What You Need to Know About Chronic Pain:
What Is Chronic Pain? The International Association for the Study of Pain defines it as “ongoing or recurrent pain, lasting beyond the usual course…
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