Pain affects people of all ages, occurring across the lifespan. In Canada, one in five people suffer daily from chronic pain, with many more struggling to cope with episodes of acute pain. Future projections are dire, with the prevalence of pain expected to increase dramatically as the population ages. The price of un-managed pain is staggering, with Canadian health care and productivity costs reaching $37 billion per year. Coupled with the financial burden is the toll pain takes on individuals, families and communities — the daily suffering, the breakdown of family and other relationships, the potential for addiction as a way to cope, the loss of productivity and purpose, the risk of becoming impoverished.

I have been battling with major pain with MS.  I just found this website that I will use to help me, drugs for me are not an option so onward I go.  I hope some of you will benefit from this information.



468 ad