By Graham Gillies – Lake Country Calendar
Published: August 28, 2013 3:00 AM
In this column I am going to focus on the treatment of chronic muscle and nerve pain and why it can be so difficult to find a solution for this type of pain.
It is estimated that over one third of the adult population in North America suffers from chronic pain.
That is a staggering statistic. This means that one of out of every three people out on the street is dealing with ongoing daily pain.
Research shows that suicide is nine times more prevalent in people with chronic pain than with depression and it is estimated that, in the United States, chronic pain affects more people than diabetes, cancer and heart disease combined.
So, is chronic muscle and nerve pain so common?
To understand this question we have to look at the gradual process that happens to all of our bodies to some degree over many years.