View Full Version : American pain associations estimate that 40-80 million Americans live with chronic pain.

06-23-2007, 01:10 AM
Chronic pain has no time limit, often has no apparent cause and serves no apparent biological purpose. Chronic pain can trigger multiple psychological problems that confound both patient and health care provider, leading to feelings of helplessness and hopelessness. The most common causes of chronic pain include low-back pain, headache, recurrent facial pain, cancer pain, and arthritic pain. And sometimes chronic pain can have a psychosomatic or psychogenic cause.
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Chronic pain was originally defined as pain that has lasted 6 months or longer. It is now defined as "the disease of pain." Its origin, duration, intensity, and specific symptoms vary. The one consistent fact of chronic pain is that, as a disease, it cannot be understood in the same terms as acute pain, and the failure to make this distinction (particularly in those who suffer chronic pain) has been and continues to be the cause of multi-dimensional suffering, depression, social isolation, and helplessness