The World of
Chronic Pain

More than 125 million Amercians are suffering.

Diseases &

These conditions can cause a world of pain.

& Treatment

Be sure you know the cautions and side effects.

Help &

Finding help is not always simple for those in pain.

Safety &

These tips can help prevent a lifetime of pain.

News &

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

In the Spotlight...

What Is Chronic Pain?
Officially, chronic pain is pain associated with a condition that lasts more than three months. People with chronic pain, however, define it as living in an ongoing state of hideous torture. Such a simple, but accurate definition.

Why Does It Hurt?
Chronic pain continues after the injury or disease should have healed but for some reason the nerves in the area continue to transmit pain signals to the brain. Cases exist where brain chemistry misfires and causes pain when there is nothing wrong with the body.

Saving on Prescriptions
Insurance benefits are shrinking constantly while prescription prices break our banks. 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.

Wearing a Helmet Makes Sense
Helmet use reduces the risk of bicycle-related death and injury and the severity of head injury when a crash occurs. Unfortunately, national estimates report that bicycle helmet use among child bicyclist ranges only from 15 to 25 percent.

Hobby Ideas and Activities
We can choose to sit back and do nothing with our lives or we can find ways to continue to live. The choice is up to us. Here are some ideas for those who want to move on.