Although back pain affects everyone, including kids in some instances, women are more prone to some types of back pain than men. Studies show that the number of women suffering from lower back pain is usually higher than that of men.
According to data cited by the American Academy of Pain Medicine, more than 76 million Americans suffer from either chronic or severe pain. Another 50 million experience pain from diabetes, coronary heart disease, and cancer. The report also found that healthcare expenses, sick days, and reduced production cost businesses $100 billion annually. It is the insight into how pain management influences the quality of life that reflects the heavy burden on those who suffer from it.
The most common reports of pain include the lower back, migraines, the neck, and the facial area. For the many people who suffer daily, the most gripping commonality between them is the absence of quality of life. Research by the AAPM found that patients most often cited four concerns when discussing lifestyles with their pain management professionals.
Maryland Pain & Wellness Center recognizes the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to pain management. Individual assessment and treatment may include medication, physical or aquatic therapy, meditation, or acupuncture. We also realize the relationship between mental well-being and pain management which is why psychological consultation is available to enhance the lives of our patients. Please visit our Patient Education page or contact us for more information on any of our pain management services.
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