Trying to Understand Chronic Pain: An Introduction to Pain Neuroscience Education
Written by Shannon Hall, DPT
Chronic pain is defined as pain lasting more than 3 months. In the United States alone, it is estimated that of the 255 million adults, nearly 126 million of them suffer from chronic pain. That means that almost half of the population suffers from some form of chronic pain. Put into a dollar amount, roughly $560 – $630 BILLION dollars are spent on chronic pain treatment in the United States EVERY YEAR.
So why is chronic pain such a hard problem to solve?