Pain Management Methods

Friday, May 23rd, 2008
This post was written by Melanie Matthews

According to the American Academy of Pain Management, about 50 million Americans are living with chronic pain, whether due to a disease, a disorder or an accident. And more than 60 percent of chronic pain patients have been living with their pain for more than five years.

In addition, another 25 million people suffer acute pain brought on by surgery or accident.

Read about therapies used to treat pain as well as the social and legal barriers preventing many healthcare professionals from adequately managing their patients’ pain issues.

There are many different approaches to pain management. We recently conducted an e-survey on pain management initiatives and received more than 200 responses. The e-summary will be available soon. If you’d like a copy, please send an email to

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