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Chronic Pain Treatment in the U.S. is often not treated properly
Chronic pain is a huge issue in the United States, and is estimated to cause more productivity loss than the combined productivity loss of cancer, heart disease and diabetes. It is estimated that productivity loss due to chronic pain costs around $100 billion a year. Productivity loss is not measured only by time lost at work; if not managed properly chronic pain can lead to depression, complete job loss, and suicide.
While back pain is a major source of chronic pain for Americans, chronic pain is also caused by cancer (especially due to nerve damage in cancer survivors), and those with other illnesses such as arthritis and migraine headaches. The report states that unfortunately, many in the medical field are not properly educated on how to treat chronic pain. In addition, many in the medical community have a skewed outlook on drug dependency and are wary of patients seeking pain medications, especially young males. This can sometimes lead to lack of medical care.
A growing number of medical experts are very clear that although some people are addicted to pain medications and are being overmedicated, the biggest issue is under-treatment for chronic pain.
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How Often Does Social Security Approve Disability The First Time You Apply?
Tips for getting Social Security Disability or SSI benefits approved
What medical conditions will get you approved for disability?
What kind of Mental Problems Qualify for Disability?
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Previously answered questions regarding SSD and SSI
Applying for disability in your state
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Disability Lawyers prevent unnecessary denials
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Qualifications for disability benefits
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Qualifying for Disability - The Process
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Getting disability for fibromyalgia
SSI disability for children with ADHD
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Getting a Social Security Disability overpayment forgiven
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Help from your doctor to get disability
Applying for Disability or SSI - How long does it take
How to file for disability in Ohio
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Enough Work Credits For Social Security Disability Benefits?
Memory loss and filing for disability
How to file for disability in West Virginia
Social Security Disability, SSI, Mental Disorders, Functional Limitations
Chiari Malformation and Filing for Disability
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My Social Security Disability SSI appeal status
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When is a Person Considered Disabled by Social Security?
Forms to appeal a Social Security Disability denial
Permanent disability benefits
How to qualify for disability with depression
If Social Security sends you to a psychiatrist
Disability denied twice
How to claim disability
How many times will Social Security deny you?
Applying for Disability with high blood pressure
Will my children get benefits if I get approved for disability?
How much time for a decision on a disability claim?
Can you work if you get an SSI disability check?
How to File for SSI
Filing for disability, how to apply for SSD, SSI
Social Security Disability SSI and Fibromyalgia
How to get disability
How to appeal a disability denial
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