What is Causing Chronic Pain?

Chronic Pain is a major problem in our world.  Lasting pain is becoming more prevalent in adults, adolescents and children.  More and more people are becoming addicted to pain killers.  Many people suffering with chronic pain suffer with other health issues such as anxiety, insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome, headaches, poor memory, fatigue, poor cognition/poor thinking and high blood pressure.

Shoulder painChronic pain can include:

  • Low back pain
  • Disc Problems
  • Neck Pain
  • Headaches
  • Tingling in extremities
  • Stomach Pain
  • Face/Jaw Pain
  • Extremity Pain

Some facts about chronic pain include:

  • A recent Wall Street Journal article reported 116 million Americans deal with chronic pain.
  • A chronic condition is one in which the pain lasts greater than 6 months.
  • The normal treatment for chronic pain almost always includes trying to cover up the symptoms without ever finding the root or cause of the problem.