Solutions are simple but not easy. There Migraine Care Review is a need for comprehensive and systematic assessment of pain and symptoms in ethnic Chinese cancer patients as well as a need to identify barriers and facilitators to effective pain and symptom care. Perhaps these is also a need to provide easier access to Traditional Chinese Medicine and other CAM treatments as a segway or addition to our current allopathic medical treatments surgery and pharmaceuticals.
Sharon has had fibromyalgia for many years, although it was just recently diagnosed. Some days, it’s all she can do to get out of bed. Joe was in an auto accident last year. The doctors say his injuries have healed, but his neck and back still hurt every day. Lois lives with arthritis.
The pain in her joints comes and goes, but even on a good day it takes at least an hour before her hands and shoulders can move somewhat comfortably. Chronic pain has been described as a silent epidemic. The American Academy of Pain Management gives the following statistics. An estimated 50 million Americans live with chronic pain caused by disease, disorder or accident.
An additional 25 million people suffer acute pain resulting from surgery or accident.Approximately two thirds of these individuals in pain have been living with this pain for more than five years. The most common types of pain include arthritis, lower back, bone/joint pain, muscle pain and fibromyalgia.