The World of Chronic Pain
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The World of
Chronic Pain

More than 125 million Amercians are suffering.

Diseases &
Conditions

These conditions can cause a world of pain.

Medications
& Treatment

Be sure you know the cautions and side effects.

Help &
Support

Finding help is not always simple for those in pain.

Safety &
Prevention

These tips can help prevent a lifetime of pain.

News &
Issues

Up-to-date news on pain-related issues.

Help and Support

Programs and Benefits

MEDICAID
Medicaid was created to help low-income individuals and families with health care they could not otherwise afford.

MEDICARE
Medicare is a health insurance program for people 65 years of age and older and some people with disabilities under age 65.

Workers Compensation
Some states force employers to carry their own insurance while others force them to pay into a fund whereby the state manages the workers comp cases. There is much debate over which system is better.

Workers Compensation By State
The basis of the law from which each state makes its own rules, but within which some basics can not be changed.

Help and Support

Finding Good Doctors
Finding the right physician who is the right fit can require many interviews. Don't be afraid to just say no if the doctor you see isn't a good fit.

Free Air Transportation
Air Care Alliance is a nationwide group of 37 organizations providing free air transportation by volunteer pilots and charitable aviation groups.

Hobby Ideas
Now we have time, more time than we ever thought we would have and usually far more time than we ever wanted to have.

Prescription Savings
When the cost of a single pill can vary from $1 to $10, it's no longer just the elderly who are faced with the choice of eating or buying medications.

Support Groups
Support groups are some of the most life- and spirit-saving resources known to people suffering from chronic pain and the Internet has become a virtual fountain of these.

Travel for the Disabled
We don't have to give up our dreams of sailing off into the sunset. Special agencies and government mandates have made travel accessible to us.