There is a big focus on the millions of Americans dealing with the symptoms of chronic pain and the lack of alternative treatment options available to highly addictive pain medications. Research and stories also highlight the need for healthcare providers and insurance companies to expand their horizons on how they treat chronic pain and what types of innovative and alternative treatments will be covered. The author uses personal experience in dealing with chronic pain as well as professional experience within the industry to explain the need for alternative treatments and exploration into those suffering chronic pain.
- Chronic pain is an issue that affects more than 50 million Americans each year.
- With the heightened public awareness of Opioid addiction, less resources are available to patients suffering from chronic pain.
- Policy makers, physicians, insurance providers and researchers need to collaborate to devote more resources to the treatment of chronic pain.
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