June 5, 2017

By Dr. Michael Cooney, Clinical Director

Journalist Melissa Thompson wrote a thoughtful article about how to deal with chronic pain while holding down a job.

I voraciously shared this article today, since many of the patients we treat for a variety of chronic pain conditions are somehow able to maintain a career while dealing with the pain.

Since 2011, we have helped nurses, IT professionals, mail carriers, teachers, business owners, loggers, truck drivers, dentists, construction workers and waiters to lessen or even eliminate their medication and treatment-resident chronic nerve pain.

Excerpt:

back pain.jpeg“Chronic pain isn’t something that you have to deal with on your own. But you must speak up! According to recent research, chronic pain sufferers are often silent and refuse to be outspoken about their issues. They just accept their pain as a part of life and move on.

The study, published by the American Chronic Pain Association, reveals:

  • 72 percent of people with chronic pain have lived with it for three years or more.
  • One-third of people have lived with chronic pain for more than 10 years.
  • Approximately 44 percent of sufferers delay talking to their doctor about pain.
  • 53 percent only visit their doctor when the pain gets really bad.”

If this scenario sounds familiar, I hope you’ll find the article useful (link below):

Is Workplace Productivity Possible In The Midst Of Chronic Pain?

 

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