Millions of people suffer from chronic pain on a daily basis. Chronic pain can be extremely disruptive and destructive. An estimated 26 million Americans between the ages of 20-64 suffer from frequent back pain which is the leading cause of disability in Americans under the age of 45.
Pain is the second leading cause of medically related work absenteeism in the US, resulting in more than 50 million lost workdays each year and billions of dollars. According to a chronic pain survey, almost half of those surveyed felt they had little or no control over their pain. Six out of ten patients said they experience pain one or more times daily. Chronic pain sufferers report that the pain severely affects their quality of life and overall health.
The Cost of Pain
The annual cost of chronic pain in the United States can be pricey. An estimated $100 billion is spent due to healthcare expenses, lost income, and lost productivity. Costs associated with lower back pain are an estimated $85.9 billion. The total cost of arthritis is estimated at $128 billion. Undertreated pain raises the cost of healthcare because it extends hospital stays, increases emergency room visits, and results in unexpected doctor visits.
Pain treatment is very difficult and in many cases patients are left undertreated. Pain treatment depends on the person and the severity of his or her pain, as well as his or her overall health. In order for pain specialists to give the correct treatment they must identify the pain location so they know what kind of pain they are treating. At Franklin Pain and Wellness Center we give the most thorough and accurate diagnosis so that a customized program that will target your specific pain can be created. Some pain therapies include physical therapy, injection therapy, and minimally invasive stimulation therapy.
To create your own customized pain treatment plan, contact us.