The Truth About Chronic Pain Treatments
100 million Americans are in chronic pain and most are getting the wrong treatment. The wrong treatment can prolong suffering, cause serious harm and even kill. This epidemic of inadequately treated chronic pain is devastating individuals and families and harming our economy. The Truth About Chronic Pain Treatments reviews the evidence for the safety and efficacy of dozens of treatments for chronic pain as well as the barriers to patient access to safe, effective treatments. It is both a guide to the treatments that will provide the best pain relief and an expose of the way the U.S. health care system deprives patients of the care they need and deserve. The Truth About Chronic Pain Treatments ends with a legislative proposal to improve treatment availability and eliminate impediments to patients receiving appropriate, affordable care. This book will be of interest to patients, health care providers and policy makers.