By: karengray | October 30, 2017

The Pain Experience

Pain is a part of life. It sounds like a cliche, but in reality, people experience pain all the time.  When the pain becomes strong enough to interfere with life, we go to our doctors.  During the ten minutes that the doctor has to address your pain, it is very likely that they will write you a prescription for pain medications and order physical therapy.

To give an example of how big the problem of pain really is, we can look at one specific type of pain. An alarming twenty-six million patients report frequent or persistent back pain. Unfortunately, most physicians’ methods for treating back pain, including surgery, are unsuccessful, either because they fail to address the underlying causes of pain, or beca...