Many people suffer from a persistent, debilitating type of pain called chronic pain. Chronic pain can last for days, weeks, months, or years, and may be most commonly experienced through headaches, back pain, or arthritis.
In the United States, as many as 100 million people may experience some form of chronic pain. This costs approximately $560 billion dollars annually in medical, health care, and professional costs such as loss of work productivity. But there are also personal consequences as well, such as impaired quality of life due to nagging, enduring pain that precludes participation in enjoyable activities.
Because every person experiences pain differently, treatments for chronic pain vary. If you suffer from continual pain that impairs your day to day life, please contact a psychologist using our database. Together, you and your psychologist can identify a treatment plan that meets your individual needs.
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