PAIN NEUROSCIENCE EDUCATION: KNOW PAIN TO CHANGE PAIN

 

Chronic pain is complicated and challenging to treat. Approximately 1.5 billion people worldwide1 and 25 million adults in the US2 suffer daily from chronic pain. Opioid prescription for those with chronic pain has consistently risen and is associated with higher rates of abuse, addiction, and overdose. In 2017, approximately 58 opioid prescriptions were written for every 100 Americans.3 More than 200,000 people in the U.S. died from overdoses related to prescription opioids from 1999 to 2016.

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