A Deeper Look into America's Attitudes Regarding Chronic Pain

Chronic PainReform Awareness

Chronic Pain is often overlooked as a symptom instead of a problem of its own. According to the National Academies, 116 million Americans suffer from chronic pain in a year. We live in a culture where pain is not addressed as adequately as it should. In the National Academies article, “IOM Report Calls for Cultural Transformation of Attitudes Toward Pain and Its Prevention and Management”, there are calls to make our society more aware of the many aspects and levels involved in pain management and more precisely in chronic pain. Talk of how remiss our medical schools are in providing pain education in the curricula for health professionals, is also mentioned and addressed. To read the full extent of what is spoken of in the important realization in the medical world visit nationalacademies.org.