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  • Can you believe that an estimated 70 million Americans live with chronic pain every day caused by disease or trauma?
  • According to the 2006 census bureau, approximately 136,000 adults living in Chandler suffer from back pain at some point during their life.
  • Over 80,000 residents of Chandler, AZ will experience back pain at some point this year.
  • A large majority of the people in Chandler, AZ will experience neck pain at some point during their life.
  • Did you know that over 110,000 women and 84,000 men in Chandler, AZ will experience the debilitating pain of tension headaches?
  • Women are three times more likely to endure daily headaches than men.
  • In 2007 the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued a statement claiming, “Arthritis continues to burden the U.S. population as the leading cause of physical disability and affects women disproportionately: women with arthritis report greater prevalence of activity and work limitations, psychological distress, and severe joint pain than their male counterparts”
  • Approximately 5,000 people in Chandler, AZ are living with symptoms suggestive of Fibromyalgia, but less than 5% of them will receive a diagnosis.
  • Nearly 18,000 female residents of Chandler will have chronic pelvic pain during their life, and less than half of them will be treated sufficiently for their pain.
  • Would you believe that the incidence of developing Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy) can be greater than 10% after sustaining certain fractures and surgeries?

References:

  1. Weiner K. Pain is an Epidemic. American Academy of Pain Management.
  2. Carey TS, Evans AT, Hadler NM, Lieberman G, Kalsbeek WD, Jackman AM, et al. Acute severe low back pain. A population-based study of prevalence and care-seeking. Spine. 1996;21:339-44.
  3. National Institutes of Health
  4. National Pain Foundation