Changing Our Understanding of Chronic Pain

Changing Our Understanding of Chronic Pain

In the latest chapter of our nation’s opioid epidemic story, shocking statistics have been revealed about the large numbers of prescription pain killers sent to small town pharmacies, directed by levels far above the provider and their prescription pad. The level of maleficence in this tale is astounding but if we can look beyond that, the underlying question really becomes why are Americans in so much pain?What kinds of signs, symptoms and complaints led to these prescriptions?
 
As a provider who focuses on following the whole journey of a person’s health issue, we know that the stories behind these pain prescriptions varied widely.
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