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Understanding Chronic Pain in Time Magazine

Very interesting and timely issue on March 7, 2011 in Time Magazine.  

There are series of interesting articles linked below:

Healing the Hurt (Health Special)
Finding new ways to treat pain

The End of Ouch? (Health Special)
Not quite, but for people who suffer from chronic pain, there are now more ways than ever to get relief

Living with Pain (Health Special)
What happens when you can't make it go away?

Beyond Drugs (Health Special)
How alternative treatments can ease pain

Highlights from our point of view:

  • 76 million Americans suffer with chronic pain each year
  • 10% of people who have surgery will suffer from generalized pain for there lifetime.
  • 20% of cancer patients will suffer from pain for more than 2 years after surgery or chemotherapy.
  • 80% of people suffering from pain never seek treatment
  • Alternative treatments like acupuncture, massage therapy, biofeedback, and natural therapies are gaining more and more acceptance as valuable complements to a more traditional allopathic pain management program.