Comprehensive Pain Management
(Formally known as Franklin Pain and Wellness and Warwick Pain)

Attleboro, MA(508) 236-8333
Franklin, MA(508) 507-8818
South Kingstown, RI (401) 234-9677
Warwick, RI(401) 352-0007

Franklin, MA • (508) 507-8818
Warwick, RI • (401) 352-0007
South Kingstown, RI • (401) 234-9677

Franklin Pain and Wellness Center

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Cost of Chronic Pain

- Wednesday, August 29, 2012

According to a report from the Institute of Medicine, more than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain yielding over $600 billion per year in medical treatments and lost productivity.  An IOM committee commissioned by Congress concluded that pain is not optimally managed in the U.S. and that effective treatment of chronic pain will require a coordinated national effort to transform how the public, policy makers, and health care providers view the condition.

Currently, opiods and anti-inflammatory medications are the main drug treatments for pain.  Not only do opiods pose a risk of addiction, these medications only treat the symptoms and provide temporary relief.  Medical professional recognize that more attention needs to be paid to the pain management field and the doctors at The Franklin Pain and Wellness Center couldn’t agree more.

The Franklin Pain and Wellness doctors’ goal is to eliminate or at least minimize the patients’ pain to a point where they’re mobile or comfortable enough to build up muscle strength.  Getting the patient to a condition where the pain is not preventing them from their daily activities is very important as it allows for the person to become more active and thus happier.  The goal is to perform high tech procedures like Kyphoplasty or Spinal Cord Stimulation and slowly minimize the pain medication dependency.  This gets to the root of the pain and treats the actual problem.  Patients are able to take control of their lives and enjoy their family and friends.  

For an evaluation of your chronic pain condition please call (508) 507-8818 or e-mail staff@franklinpaincenter.com.