Monday, April 09, 2012

The future of pain management.... 

Got this in July from the National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association. It is a summary of the Institute of Medicine's report on pain:

Relieving Pain in America: A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education and Research

One thing recent research has shown is that acute pain needs to be treated more aggressively to prevent it from becoming chronic pain. Once pain becomes a constant thing, the brain chemistry is permanently changed, making treatment success less likely. I am at a point where I will likely NEVER experience another day in my life without pain.

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