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Up to 56 Million American Adults experience Chronic Pain from diverse conditions – Lower back pain, arthritis, diabetic neuropathy, Migraine Headaches, etc. Chronic pain interferes with different aspects of life – personal, social and work-related, overall affecting the quality of life.

There are two basic forms of physical pain: acute and chronic. Acute pain, for the most part, results from disease, inflammation, or injury to tissues. It is a normal response to injury and is usually immediate and of short duration. Chronic pain is a condition that persists for more than 3 months, and is long beyond the time of the normal healing process. It ranges from mild to severe and can last months, years or a lifetime. Chronic pain is a difficult and at the best a frustrating condition affecting the life quality of many people. Its cause is not always evident, in which case we perform the necessary diagnostic tests to identify.

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the "back" facts.

The impact of Lower Back Pain (LBP) on the health care industry is enormous:

  • LBP is the single leading casue of disability worldwide according to the Global Burden of Disease 2010.
  • About half of all the working Americans admit having LBP symptoms each year
  • Up to 85% of Americans suffer from LBP during their life time.
  • LBP costs about $ 50 billion / year to US Economy.
  • The leading cause of workers’ compensation injury.
  • The leading cause of disability for people under the age of 45.
  • The second-leading surgical procedure, and it’s only getting worse.
  • About 6.5 Million Americans are in bed / day from LBP.
  • An Estimated 93% Million Workdays are lost / year due to LBP.
  • While 90% of LBP resolves in 12 weeks, about 5 – 10% become chronic.
  • An estimated $45-54 billion is spent on the treatment of LBP/ Year.
  • The total number of spine surgeries in the U.S. approaches 500,000 per year.
  • Only 20% of all back surgeries are successful after 2 years.

While medical expertise exists to treat many painful conditions, most go untreated or improperly treated. If you are a person with serious chronic pain, it is highly likely that you have been going from one healthcare provider to another seeking pain relief. And it is likely that you have been told, “nothing more can be done” or “you’ll just have to live with it”. At our Interventional Pain Management Center, we will exercise all our expertise to identify the source of pain and make sure you better understand your pain and provide effective medical and interventional options to help you find pain relief.

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